Learning and Support Services - Learning and Teaching - University of Canterbury - New Zealand
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Learning and Support Services

The University of Canterbury has student-friendly support services.

Academic Skills Centre

The Academic Skills Centre provides students with all the help they need to hone study skills, in areas such as note-taking, essay writing, and academic writing styles.

Student Services

Student Services is the starting point for any questions students may have regarding courses of study, enrolment, course changes, examinations, fees, and any other academic administrative matters. Student Services can also help with pastoral concerns, Accommodation Services, the Disability Resource Service, Scholarships and assistance for international students. For more information see the Student Services website.


The University of Canterbury Student's Association (UCSA) provides a number of services for its members. This includes everything from representation to entertainment, education advocacy, class reps, activities, over 120 clubs and societies, a magazine, bars, and cafes.
See the UCSA website for more information on the services and support provided.

Recreation Centre

After long hours of exercising your mind, the on-campus Recreation Centre offers you an opportunity to exercise your body as well! With a wide variety of facilities available, including weights, aerobics, squash courts and a climbing wall (to mention just a few), the Recreation Centre helps you to stay fit while you study.
For more information see the Recreation Centre website.

Health Centre

A healthy mind...but what about the rest of your health? The Student Health Centre on campus provides low-cost access to doctors and counsellors who can help keep you in top shape. They are also experts in specific student issues, and so are the best people to see for medical certificates and aegrotats.
For more information see the Health Centre website.