Welcome to UC
Accepted your Enrolment Agreement? Here are your next steps
Next steps if you're new to UC
Activate your IT account
Activate your student IT account to give you access to a number of online resources for students. Details on how to activate your account are sent to you via email.
Access your student email account
Your student email account is active for the duration of your time at UC and is where communication from UC is sent during term time. You should be checking your student email account at least weekly.
Log in to LEARN
Log in to LEARN and get acquainted with the portal where course content and information will be. Your courses will be available on LEARN by the first day of the semester.
Create your timetable
Create your personalised timetable of lectures, tutorials and/or labs. You will be able to allocate yourself to streams for your enrolled courses once they're 'open for allocation' in My Timetable. If you are enrolled in Distance (D) courses you will not have a timetable for these courses.
Attend UC Herea tō waka | Orientation Day
Get to know your way around campus. Taking place on the Friday before Semester One starts, it is a chance for all new students to come on campus, connect with their peers, and get amongst the UC community. There may be an additional Orientation programme for your chosen qualification - details will be communicated via email.
Get your Canterbury Card
Your Canterbury Card (student ID card) is your formal identification for around campus. It gives you access to buildings, library resources, UC Rec and Sport, UCSA membership, and can be used to pay for printing and photocopying and as proof of identity during examinations. If you are studying on campus you can get your Canterbury Card from the Security Office. If you are studying offshore, you can arrange for one to be sent to you.
Register for mentoring
Student mentors volunteer their time to help you settle in during your first semester at UC. Your student mentor will be a student who has recently completed first year. They can answer your questions and help you settle into university life – from general study tips and great places to eat to where to go if you need support.
Next steps if you're returning to UC
If you've studied at UC before you'll likely already know about checking your student email account, allocating yourself to streams for lectures, tutorials and/or labs in My Timetable, and logging in to LEARN for course info.
Update your contact details
Make sure your contact details are up-to-date (including your email, phone, postal address and emergency contact details) in myUC.
Resources and services for students
Familiarise yourself with the extensive range of resources and services available to students at UC.
A free advisory service and resource hub that focuses on writing and study strategies.
If you have a learning difficulty or other condition that may affect your study.
Access to a fully-equipped gym, group fitness classes, squash courts, a climbing wall, and more.