Information on fees and costs and programmes of study can be found on the University website. General information for Current Students can also be found there. Detailed information for current and continuing students can be found on the Course Groups, Orientation & Timetables page.
If you are not currently enrolled at the College of Education, Health and Human Development you will find useful information on the Future Students page.
General enrolment information for Advancing and Postgraduate Students is now available.
If you need course and occurrence codes for the group you are enrolling visit the Course Groups, Orientation & Timetables webpages. You will also find orientation and On-Site Intensive information here.
Course work for current students can be found on Learn. You need to have a student network login to access this.
What do you need to study? Computer/Internet Access and Course Material
- To study at the UC College of Education, Health and Human Development you must have continual access to a computer with broadband internet access, and access to a printer. Course materials will be provided free of charge in digital form in each course's site within the University’s Learning Management System, Learn. It is your decision whether to print what you require at your cost. Distance Students will need to attend Adobe Connect Sessions on the computer.
Some programmes are available to be studied full-time on campus in Christchurch, full-time in Rotorua and Nelson, full-time or part-time in New Plymouth, or, full-time or part-time by distance through the Flexible Learning Option (FLO).
- Once you are fully enrolled, UC will use your student email address as your main point of contact. It is also essential for using Library services. We recommend that you check your student email daily. As part of your enrolment declaration, you have agreed to check your UC email at least weekly and the Learn site regularly. This will ensure that you are up to date with all requirements and information from UC. The only exemption from this policy will be if you apply for, and are approved as exempt, by the Manager, Admissions and Enrolments.
If you are a prospective postgraduate student or current UC student and have questions regarding your course of study in education, health sciences or sport coaching our Student Advice team are here to help.
How to contact us
Please either send an email outlining your enquiry or request to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the College Office to schedule an appointment (we offer phone or in person appointments as well as a drop-in service on Friday mornings between 10am-12pm).
To make an appointment to see the Student Advisor please contact:
College Office Reception, Ōrakipaoa
College of Education, Health and Human Development
Phone: +64 3 369 3333 or 0800 827 748 ext. 93333
If you are sending documents for our attention please address them to:
College of Education, Health and Human Development
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
How can you find us?
College of Education, Health and Human Development, Ōrakipaoa, Dovedale Avenue. A map of our location can be found here:
What can a Student Advisor help you with?
- planning your programme of study including double degrees and double majors
- entry requirements
- programme extensions
- exemptions from core-requirements or pre-requisite waivers
- Masters thesis suspensions
- Masters thesis extensions
- part-time enrolment
- withdrawal from courses
- advice on eligibility to graduate
- transfer of credit from other New Zealand tertiary institutions
- transferring between qualifications
- permission to take courses elsewhere for credit to a UC qualification
- academic appeals
- explaining your course options
If you are enquiring about commencing Masters Thesis or PhD study with the College we recommend you refer to the following websites:
Masters Thesis Students
- Academic letter/Transcript request form
- 2017 Application for Programme Entry (PDF, 423KB) for:
- Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood)
- Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary)
- Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching
- Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Primary)
- Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Secondary)
- Master of Teaching and Learning endorsed in Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary - The MTchgLn programme begins in mid January. Applications need to be received by early December.
- Postgraduate Programme Enrolment Advice
- Application to graduate
- Application to re-enrol for third time
- Assessment Guidelines for Students (PDF,82KB)
- Assignment cover sheet (PDF, 111KB)
- Course Related Costs (PDF, 25KB)
- Application for Assessed work in Te Reo Māori (PDF, 207KB)
- Reconsideration of Final Grade
- Application for partial exemption from assessment in a course (DOC, 27KB)
- Transfer Application for Programme Entry 2017 - Teacher Education Programmes (PDF, 586KB)
- Transfer of Credit
- Application for Internal Transfer of Credit from Study at UC (PDF, 70KB)
- Exemption of prerequisit or co-requisite
- Extension of timeframe to complete award
- Education Council extension for a teacher education programme
- Masters Thesis Application
- Masters Thesis Suspension
- Masters Thesis Extension
- Masters Thesis change to Part-time/full-time study
- Masters Thesis proposal registration
- Masters Thesis progress reports
- Application for the PGDipEd or MEd on the basis of professional experience
- Application for the PGDipHealSc or MHeaSc on the basis of profressional experience
- Application to transfer between Bachelor of Teaching and Learning Early Childhood and Primary(or vice versa)
- Excess workload
Where else can you find assistance?
Student Care Advisors
The Student Care Team offers guidance on developing your life skills outside of the classroom to enhance your personal wellbeing and chances for success. You may have a particular question or concern, but sometimes you may be referred to us because you are struggling generally or have a challenge with a particular aspect of academic life. Advisors can assist students in areas as diverse as personal problems affecting study, extension and aegrotat queries, adjustment to university life, and social and cultural concerns.
How to contact the Student Care Team:
Puaka-James Hight Building
Tel: +64 3 369 3631
Internal Phone: 93531
Or check out their website http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/student-support/get-advice/ for more information.
Distance Learning (Assignments)
We recommend you check out the International Students website at www.canterbury.ac.nz/international/ for useful information on studying and living in New Zealand. Prospective international student can also make enquires online. https://connect.prospectivestudent.info/Canterbury
Māori and Pasifika Student Support
There are numerous support programmes, mentoring and fun activities for Māori and Pasifika students at UC.
The Pacific Development Team runs many events throughout the University year as well as offering support and services to support Pasifika students. For more on the events and services offered please visit their website: www.canterbury.ac.nz/pacificstudents/
The Māori Development Team offers a wide range of events, support programmes and services for all UC Māori students. To find out more visit the UC Maori website www.canterbury.ac.nz/maoristudents/
Any queries should be directed to the PhD Administrator in the Postgraduate Office, see their website for the right people to contact www.canterbury.ac.nz/postgrad/contacts.shtml
Support Services at UC
UC has a huge array of support services to help you before and during your time at UC. Take a look at the Student Services website at www.canterbury.ac.nz/support/ and take advantage of the help they have to offer or any of the support services listed below. In particular you may be interested in the academic and career support services as well as counselling and mentoring services.