UC International Student Welcome

UC offers a welcome and orientation session for all international students arriving to study at UC for the first time.

Register here:

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

While this event is mandatory for all new to UC International Students, we ask that you register via Eventbrite so we know the exact numbers for planning and catering purposes. Register here.

Schedule and What to Bring

All you need to bring is a water bottle and your questions. Please wear comfortable shoes and a facemask, and something to take notes if you wish.

9.00am - 9.15am - Refreshment upon arrival, sign in
9.30am - Mihi, formal welcome to UC
9.50am - Whakawhanaungatanga | Get to know each other ice breakers, introductions
10.10am - The ‘Big stuff’ know your rights the UC Code
11.10am - Short break
11.20am - Safety & Security on campus and around Christchurch
11.40am - Introduction to UCSA: Clubs, wellbeing and advocacy
12.00pm - Lunch break: Break into small groups for lunch. Chance for you to network with fellow students and UC people invested in your success
1.00pm - UC Student mentors, tour of campus and key locations
2.15pm – Debrief for Q & A and learn about upcoming events