Category: Tertiary information

Book now for Rā Tōmene | UC Open Day on 27 August in Christchurch

The University of Canterbury invites all future students and their whānau to Rā Tōmene | Open Day on campus in Ōtautahi Christchurch on Thursday 27 August 2020.

Rā Tōmene is your chance to explore our campus and learn about how we help our students become graduates who are prepared to make a difference.

  • Attend information sessions to find out about our world-class degrees.
  • Tour departments, accommodation options and state-of-the-art campus facilities.
  • Talk with lecturers and students one-on-one and get your questions answered.
  • Find out how to apply to UC and what support services are on offer to you.
  • Experience what life as a UC student is really like by taking part in student activities at Open Day.

If you are travelling from out of town, we recommend you try to stay overnight so you can also explore the city.

Register now and select your sessions>

Missed a UC online event?

Missed an event?

Videos from our events are now online! If you missed (or want to rewatch) something just check them out below. They are a great way to learn more about the subjects that interest you.

Watch subject presentations from Hui Tairanga | UC Info Evenings

Watch videos from online Rā Tōmene | UC Open Day


Can’t decide?

If you’re tossing up different options and need guidance on how to make a decision that is right for you, click below to check out our tips.

Decision making tips


Open day registrations

A key action for you right now is to register for our on campus Rā Tōmene | Open Day in Christchurch on 27 August. This is your opportunity to get a feel for our university campus, take a look around and get those key questions answered.

Parent & Whānau Guide – University of Canterbury

There are now more choices than ever when it comes to tertiary education, so whānau play an important role in
supporting taiohi to choose what to study and which university to go to.

To support parents through this process, our UC whānau have developed a useful Guide with information and advice.

The key factor students need to consider is what subject/ degree programme they want to study and which universities offer the best education and in their chosen field.

As whānau, you can help them consider other important factors such as:
• accommodation choices
• connection to facilities and services that will support their learning and life as a new UC ākonga, student, identifying safety and support services
• career planning, development and employment assistance
• scholarships
• managing a social life and opportunities outside of study to connect with others
• overseas study options.

Check out the UC Whānau Guide here.

Parent & Whānau: University Info Session – Video

The move from secondary school to university is a major step in our lives. It represents the start of adult life and comes with a new-found sense of independence and responsibility.

As a parent, you want the best for your child. You want them to have a quality education that will prepare them for whatever they decide to do in the future. You want them to have the freedom to discover new things and make their own choices, but you also want them to be safe and supported.

At the University of Canterbury (UC) we want the same thing. Our priority is to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for our students and to provide a supportive partnership with their whānau and families.

This online video session gives parents and whānau an overview of UC’s learning environment and support services available to our students.

Uni 101 video: Info for students facing their first year

With so many options to choose from and different terminology used, it’s not surprising that university can seem like a big leap from high school, with you asking questions such as:

  • What should I study?
  • What support is available to me?
  • What tips do current students have to share?
  • How do I make connections?
  • How do I meet people?
  • How can I be successful at uni?

This 12-minute video featuring current first year UC students answers these questions and many more.