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1 UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY Your direct pathway to Christchurch, New Zealand

2 UCIC – your pathway to success  Located on University of Canterbury (UC) Ilam Campus, Christchurch  Students will have access to UC facilities and services, and be immersed in the University experience from day one  Small class sizes, additional academic and pastoral support  Due to launch in October 2013, subject to the timely receipt of regulatory approvals  Member of the Navitas Group

3 University of Canterbury: a world leader in education Ranked in the world’s top 250 universities*  The only New Zealand university to receive a 5 star ranking from the international university ranking research company QS. 140 years of experience  Established in 1873 by scholars of Oxford and Cambridge universities. Still enjoys significant connections with these highly prestigious institutions. Pushing the boundaries of knowledge  Lecturers at the forefront of knowledge in their fields, research based teaching programmes A proven track record of producing industry leaders  Graduates have gone on to hold key international positions, conduct research in world famous universities and gain recognition the world over – including John Key the current Prime Minister of New Zealand. * QS World Rankings 2012/2013

4 University of Canterbury: experience the best of campus life  Located in the leafy suburb of Ilam, a 10 minute drive from Christchurch city centre  All inclusive campus:  cafés and restaurants  shops  health centre and pharmacy  recreation facilities  bank machines  events centre  book shop  art gallery  4 libraries  24-hour access computer suites  halls of residence  Spacious campus with lots of trees and open areas to relax and enjoy the gardens and greenery.

5 Kia Ora! Welcome to Christchurch  The largest city in the South Island and the second largest in New Zealand, however with a population of 363,200 it remains very peaceful and safe.  Christchurch is in the Top 10 cities in the world to visit in 2013 according to travel guide Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Travel 2013’.  Vibrant arts, culture and food scene.  Temperate climate with low rainfall, lots of sunshine and the full range of spectacular seasons.  Located on the east coast and near the Southern Alps. Close to both the sea and the mountains, offering students a huge range of recreational options.

6 Christchurch: Gateway to the South Island Fjordlands National Park Blackhead Beach, Dunedin

7 Christchurch: Gateway to the South Island Skiing, hiking, surfing, wine regions, whale watching, beautiful countryside & more, all within an easy drive of UCIC

8 UCIC’s Pathway concept  Provides access to UC degrees  University Transfer Programme = 1 st Year related University of Canterbury degree  Supportive delivery model:  Smaller classes  More contact hours  Strong academic and welfare support  Development of generic skills to prepare for University study  3 x 13 week teaching semesters  Graduates progress to 2 nd Year of relevant UC degree* * Entry into second year university is dependent on students successfully completing and passing the University Transfer Programme

9 UCIC pathway to UC degree

10 When can students start at UCIC?

11 University Transfer Programme (UTP): Commerce  UC’s well respected College of Business and Economics is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for Accounting and Finance, and in the top 150 for Economics and Econometrics*.  Students can specialise in:  Accounting  Economics  Finance  HR Management  Management  Marketing  Strategy & Entrepreneurship UC 2 nd Year Bachelor of Commerce * QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2012.

12 Entry requirements ProgrammeAcademic requirements English Language requirements UTP: Commerce Successful completion of Year 12 of secondary school or its equivalent (this is equivalent to Year 13 in the New Zealand education system). IELTS 5.5 MEAP* (packaged with UTP: Commerce) IELTS 5.0 * The Mixed English Academic Program (MEAP) extends the duration of the UTP programme by 1 academic term. Students study some English language, communications and study skills courses alongside their academic courses.

13 Academic Support  Lecturer and academic advisor consultations  Individual consultation for assignment assistance  Free Language Development Programmes  Learning support workshops:  study skills, time management, assignment writing, exam techniques  On-line learning support  note taking, oral presentations, problem solving, essay writing, referencing and research skills  Early intervention if student results indicate difficulties

14 Welfare Support  Individual counselling  Free airport reception  Orientation  Disability support  Attendance monitoring  Monthly student newsletter  Activities and excursions  On-campus health services

15 UCIC Advantage  Small classes + personalised attention = high success rates  Additional workshops in each course  Support systems  Access to all UC facilities  High degree of success at UC  UC curriculum  Dedicated teaching team  Diverse group of students  Free language development classes  Three intakes a year (March, July, October)

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