General UCOL Info
At UCOL we prefer a relationship based approach
to our teaching practices, and have an initiative called Te Atakura, based on
research into what makes an effective teacher.
Through our Te Atakura approach we believe students and teachers enjoy
educational experience and outcomes. The main
focus is on listening to students experiences of education in order to create a
more positive learning environment.
You will see Te Atakura Coaches observing
classes and they will discuss teacher/student interactions with you.
There is the opportunity to
volunteer to be a Student Ambassador, learning about leadership and
contributing your ideas to help improve the experience for students at UCOL.
Contact the AS@U Student President for more information.
Computers, WiFi, Printing and Photocopying
UCOL computers are available
to all students and you can also access UCOL's free WiFi network, UCOL iConnect
when on campus.
Printers are usually located
in the computer labs, learning hubs, student studios and the libraries. There
is a charge for all printing and photocopying. You can top up your
printing/photocopying credit anytime by going to the Student Information Centre
in Palmerston North and Whanganui, reception or the learning hub in Wairarapa,
and via the eftpos machine in the staff studio in Auckland.
For more information check out
Technology page of the student
You can also check out the Computer Use
Keep your student ID card
with you at all times. You will need
your ID card to access some specialist rooms, check out material from the
library, and top up your printing/photocopying credit. If you need a
replacement card, please talk to our friendly staff at the Information Centres.
Message of the Day
Whenever you log into a
computer on campus, you will see the Message of the Day. Reading the Message of
the Day is a good way to stay up to date about events and activities that are
happening on campus, and other important student-related information.
UCOL on Social Media
You can connect with UCOL on
a variety of social media platforms. Use them to share your views, find out
about events, and keep up to date with the latest UCOL news.
You are able to park in UCOL
campus carparks all day, as long you display a parking sticker which you can
get from the Information Centres. Some
carparks are free, and for some there is a small charge of $1-$2. We recommend you respect any no-parking zones,
particularly beside nearby businesses, as you may be towed away.
students are entitled to free travel on Palmerston North and Whanganui urban
bus services. You just need to show your current student ID card as you board.
Between the Palmerston North and Whanganui
campuses there is a free bus for students to travel to classes on another
campus. More information is available on
the student intranet, but generally the bus leaves in the morning and returns
after classes at the end of the day.
Smoke Free Campus
Smoking is not permitted
on any UCOL campus or UCOL owned or leased facility, which includes:
· All buildings, including balconies
· All outdoor areas on site including UCOL designated
· Vehicles owned, leased or used for work purposes by
Free Policy applies seven days a
week, 24 hours a day.
Alcohol, Illegal Drugs, and Substances
All students are required
to comply with the law as it relates to the use and possession of illegal drugs
and the abuse of substances.
You may be excluded from
class or any UCOL related activity if a staff member believes you are under the
influence of alcohol, drugs or any other substance that could impair your
judgement or behaviour. This may lead to
suspension from your programme or even to having your enrolment cancelled. The Police will be notified of any illegal
activity related to the use or possession of drugs or substances on campus.
For more information, see
Policy and the Drug Free
Campus and Substance Abuse Policy
on the student intranet.
Graduation ceremonies are
generally held in March each year. You will need to apply to graduate once you
have completed your programme. You will
be sent an application form with your academic record at the conclusion of your
If you have any questions
about UCOL's Graduation events please contact the administrator for your
Faculty of Humanities and Business: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty of Health and Sciences: email@example.com.
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Technology: firstname.lastname@example.org.