Information for Career Advisors

Information and resources to help you help your students decide what to study and how to gain admission to UC.

The Liaison Team

The Liaison Team your first point of contact for the University of Canterbury. The team provides support services to all future UC students, including course planning for first year study, general information and advice about getting started at UC. We are here to help your students make the transition to tertiary study at UC.


UC develops a range of publications each year:

Copies will be sent to your school at the time of publication. To request additional copies use the UC publication order form

Career resources

Support and services information

There is support for various types of students and their whanau at UC:

Also find out about New students.

Events, tours and visits

Liaison staff visits

The UC Liaison team visit New Zealand secondary schools during Terms 1 and 2 each year to show your senior students what UC has to offer. We offer separate Year 12 and Year 13 presentations and are happy to meet and talk with all the students from that year or with smaller selected groups.

During Terms 3 and 4 we will return to help your students plan their first year of study and to answer any questions they may have about life as a student at UC.

The Liaison Team will contact you to organise suitable times for these visits. The school visit schedule details when Liaison staff will visit your area.

Campus tours

Tours of the University campus and halls of residence are offered to members of the public, international visitors and schools. Find out about Campus tours at UC. 

Events, open days and visits

The Liaison Team are available to speak to students and their parents at our UC Info Evenings, the UC Open Day, various expos and career evenings and in our office by interview, telephone, email and Skype.

Find out about Campus tours and future student events at UC.


UC provides a wide variety of outreach events and activities that seek to encourage young people to get interested in a range of different areas.  These are mainly led by staff in our five Colleges and are mostly promoted directly to subject heads and teachers, however you can see information on these activities on our various outreach pages.

Liaison Office
Student Services Centre
University of Canterbury
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Freephone 0800 VARSITY (827 748)