Change of enrolment
The final date for course withdrawal and change of enrolments has been extended to 5pm Wednesday 27 July. You can make these changes online through UC Student Web. If you have any problems or questions the Contact Centre can help you out.
Applying to graduate
Students who are eligible to graduate as a result of their 2011 examinations are invited to apply to graduate online. You apply either to graduate in person at a ceremony or in absentia (the diploma is mailed to you). Applications to graduate at a ceremony must be submitted by the required date or you will miss the ceremony.
Applications for the December ceremonies open on 1 August and close on 30 September 2011.
Learning Skills Workshops
The Learning Skills Centre has new courses and workshops for Semester 2, available free to all students, helping you improve your grades and learn academic skills. These include essay writing, how to give a presentation, the best ways to reference websites, and better exam techniques. Sign up online.
Staff in the Central Library are pleased to welcome you to Levels 2, 3, 6, 8, 9 and 10 of the Central Library and Learning Hub which will be available for study, browsing and borrowing from the collection. There is still remediation work to be completed throughout the building and there is staff only access to Levels 4, 5, 7 and 11. Levels 4-11 are quiet study zones.
Monitor the Library website to keep updated.
Natural History of Canterbury HALF PRICE special
For a limited time only Canterbury University Press (CUP) is offering exclusively to UC staff and students the expansive 3rd edition of The Natural History of Canterbury (2008) for less than half price (now $90, RRP $195). To buy a copy at this fantastic price, contact Kaye Godfrey. Offer ends 31 August 2011.
The July issue of Chronicle is out. Copies have been distributed around campus so look out for it in libraries, cafes and lecture theatres. If you haven't snapped up a hard copy you can check it out online.
College of Business and Economics
MGMT 228: Chinese Business Practices and Culture (study tour) applications close 15 August 2011
"That the Commonwealth is past its use-by date"
The Royal Commonwealth Society has organised a debate entitled "That the Commonwealth is past its use-by date" between teams from St Margarets and St Bede's colleges.
They are endeavering to stimulate more discussion on the role of the Commonwealth and would welcome Commonwealth and International students who are intersted to attend the function as their guests.
It is to be held at Crockfords Bridge Club, 218 Riccarton Road at 7.15pm on Sunday 14 August. There will be opportunity for audience comment after the debate ,which will be followed by supper. RSVP by 10 August to Mary McGiven, Royal Commonwealth Society: firstname.lastname@example.org.
UC Gardening Group
Wednesday 27 July, 12-1pm, Okeover Community Garden. Learn how to build a simple and stylish raised bed, with UC Chaplain Rev Tom Innes. It's free and anyone is welcome.
Five students, one apartment, four weeks to win!
You could win an Ilam Apartment plus $5000 worth of extras for you and four friends – for free! You have until 12 August to enter. Check it out...