UC Updates 2022

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Programme Updates

New - Bachelor of Social and Environmental Sustainability (BSEnS)
The Bachelor of Social and Environmental Sustainability (BSEnS) explores the biggest global problems we have caused by injustice towards the environment and to communities, from pollution and climate change to world hunger.

New - Specialisations in the Bachelor of Arts

Creative Industries and
Contemporary Practice
International Affairs
Cultural Heritage Philosophy, Politics & Economics
Global Societies and Cultures Society, Diversity and Change
Language, Brain and Behaviour  

Aerospace Engineering
 minor - Bachelor of Engineering with Honours. Learn about the new aerospace engineering minor at UC – the only undergraduate aerospace degree in Aotearoa

Business Analytics is a new major on offer as part of our Bachelor of Data Science, as well as a potential minor in a host of other degrees.  

New for 2023 - The Bachelor of Māori Innovation (BMINN). 
The Bachelor of Māori Innovation (BMINN) was created for the next generation of graduates who want to evolve our nation and future thinking through both Western and indigenous worldviews.


We also have a new $97m Digital Screen Campus. Check out NewsHub's story

Virtual Screen Production Pilot

The teams from Resonate, CerebralFix and Pixel working on a Virtual Screen Production pilot in Ōtautahi Christchurch, hosted on the site that will become the Digital Screen Campus. Photo provided by CerebralFix Ltd.

Supporting Students                                                     

  • Kia Angitu: UC's Student Success Programme is a student success programme that brings together a range of interconnected initiatives that focus on the introductory experiences of students as they transition into their first year of study at UC. This includes Takere, ACE and Peer Assisted Learning Sessions (PALS)
  • The Takere Programme is a six-week scholarship and live-in academy programme offered over the summer months between December and February. It aims to develop the skills and confidence Māori and Pacific students need to transition and navigate the university landscape, while strengthening their connection as a cohort. 
  • Accommodation updates - Hear about the changes and updates to UC Halls.

  • Scholarships - This video will explain where you and your students can look on our website for up-to-date details, help with understanding the process, and our Scholarship Webinars for applicants.          

What impact did Covid have on UC students’ study and how did the university respond & support students? Hear from Andrew Latta (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa), currently studying a Bachelor of Arts at UC.


Our latest addition to our customer service offering is Unibuddy. This web platform gives users the opportunity to communicate with current UC undergraduate students and get answers to questions about what it's like at UC, different study areas, the student experience, and campus life. Each Unibuddy has a visible profile with what they are studying and where they are from, so users can connect with someone in a simialr situation. Check it out here.


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