UC International Welcome - Semester One 2022

  • Date: Wednesday, 16 February 2022 to Wednesday, 16 February 2022
  • Time: 09:00AM to 03:00PM
  • Location: Undercroft 101 , Puaka James Hight , University of Canterbury
  • Ticket: Free

We welcome all brand new to UC international Students (including students coming across from UCIC and CCEL) to attend the mandatory International Welcome / Orientation Event.

During the session you will:

  • Meet other international and domestic students
  • Be introduced to key UC staff and UC student  Mentors
  • Learn about student support services on campus
  • Receive enrolment guidance
  • Learn about bi-culturalism in Aotearoa (New Zealand)
  • Have refreshments and lunch provided

Please ensure that you pre-register via Eventbrite so we can cater accordingly.


  • 9.00 - 9.15am - Registration/sign in (please have your NZ Vaccine Pass available at registration)
  • 9.30am - Mihi, formal welcome to UC
  • 9.50am - Whakawhanaungatanga | Get to know each other
  • 10.10am - The ‘Big stuff’ and know your rights at UC (including The Education Code of Practice 2021)
  • 11.10am - Short break
  • 11.20am - Safety & Security at UC
  • 11.40am - Introduction to UCSA, Clubs on campus, UCSA advocacy
  • 12.00pm - Lunch with UC and UCSA – a chance for you to network with fellow students and UC people invested in your success 
  • 1.00pm - Tour of campus with UC Student mentors
  • 2.15pm – Drop in to Te Pātaka, UC’s new Student Hub. Ask us anything, finalise your enrolment, learn about upcoming events
  • 3.00pm – End of event


*My Vaccine Passes: This event is operating under the COVID-19 traffic light system. Vaccination passes will be a requirement for all attendees at this event including staff, and volunteers. 

All attendees must present an official ‘My Vaccine Pass’ for scanning on entry.


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