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Your safety is important

We encourage you to enjoy your social life as a student, but please play it safe and look after each other.

Security tips

  1. Programme UC Security’s number into your mobile phone: 0800 823 637.
  2. Be aware of the locations of help towers throughout campus.
  3. Avoid walking alone at night.
  4. Travel with a friend whenever possible.
  5. Always use well illuminated walkways and recommended walking routes at night.
  6. Move your car to a designated (recommended) car parking area on campus if studying after dark.
  7. Ensure that all vehicles are locked when parked.
  8. Report any unusual behaviour on campus to UC Security immediately, even the smallest incident.
  9. Stay alert around construction sites.
  10. If you are uncomfortable at any time, call the security office and ask for assistance.

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Do your OE with UC – upcoming seminars

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Support for students

If you need to talk someone about anything, study-related or not, there are plenty of people who can help at UC.

We are here for you and your well-being is important to us.

Support services


Māori UC student teacher wins Kupe scholarship

Congratulations to Desma Koia (Ngāti Awa, Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Porou), who is studying a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning at UC's Rotorua branch. Read more >


Academic joins UN scientific Climate Change panel

Political scientist Bronwyn Hayward has been invited to advise how the world’s scientific community should respond to global warming. Read more >


Pacific Challenge a success

Team EduKai successfully wrapped up their 21 Day Pacific Challenge in Niue earlier this month, creating a recipe book and outdoor kitchen.  Read more>



Dr Bike now on Tuesdays: Get your bike fixed by mechanics, 11-12pm Tuesdays on C-Block Lawn. Read more >

2 August: ICT Careers Fair. Read more>

2 August: Secrets to success workshop. Identify your strengths. Read more >

7 August: Student Deal for Washington Huskies  - Mainland Eagles. Read more >

10 August: Empowering Women to Negotiate their Salary. Read more >


Want more free internet? From Monday 1 August, the free monthly internet quota for all students will be increased to 100 GB. Read more >

UCSA footbridge closed: Detours in place. Read more >

Bike parking at UC: Plan for new bike parks is being developed. Read more >

How to raise a concern or make a complaint at UC: A step-by-step guide for students is available. Read more >

Women’s only exercise hours: available in the Rec Centre from this week. Read more >


Heoi anō tāku mō nāianei! 
That is all for now.

From the team at the Insider's Guide to UC.

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