Course Advice - School of Business and Economics - University of Canterbury
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Tsun-En (Ben) Meng and Malcolm Scott
Student Advisors

Contacting a Student Advisor

The student advisors in the School of Business and Economics can assist you in a variety of ways from planning your degree to helping with special applications regarding your course of study.

Student Drop-in Sessions
Our student advisors hold drop-in sessions for anyone who has questions (big or small) about their BCom degree and courses for 2017. No appointment needed. Come and see us in Room 209, Level 2 Business and Law building (map)
Monday 23 January - Friday 27 January 2017 10am - 12noon / 2pm - 4pm
Monday 13 February - Friday 17 February 2017 10am - 12noon / 2pm - 4pm
Monday 20 February - Friday 24 February 2017 (first week of Semester One) 10am - 12noon / 2pm - 4pm

If you are visiting from out-of-town and would like to arrange an appointment, email us at

Book an appointment

Book online to see a School of Business and Economics Student Advisor (this works best on a campus computer).

Please follow these guidelines when booking your appointment:

  1. Write your name, ID number (not your usercode) and contact number. We need a contact number incase we have to cancel your appointment due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances.
  2. Appointments are for 15 minutes only. If you have a complicated enquiry book two timeslots, one after the other. A complicated enquiry includes the checking of NZICA/CPA requirements and/or double degree plans.
  3. We do not take appointments outside the hours of 10am and 4pm.
  4. We do not take appointments on weekends or Public holidays or days the University is closed.
  5. You should book appointments in the current week only.

If you cannot make your appointment, please email with your appointment details to cancel it.

Appointments are the ideal way to:

  1. Check if you will meet degree requirements (points check, compulsory courses for your major or your endorsement, NZICA/ CPA requirements, double degree cross-credits)
  2. Check your degree planning or assist you with your degree planning
  3. See about exceptions that may be available for your degree (concurrent enrolment, prerequisite exemption, NCEA waivers for ACCT 103 etc, points shortfall of 6 points or less)
  4. Seek advice about academic progress concerns.
If you are unsure whether you need an appointment, email

Send us an email

You can email for queries to do with your degree, such as:

  1. Enrolment issues, including prerequisite failures in UC Student Web when you have met prerequisites from previous study or credit transfers
  2. To check if you will meet degree requirements (points check, compulsory courses for your major or your endorsement). If it is too complicated to do by email we will ask you to book an appointment
  3. Course selection options due to postponed or cancelled courses
  4. Completed applications for exemptions (where we do not need to see original transcripts)
  5. Other quick queries regarding your degree.


Between Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm, you can drop-off your applications for processing to our reception area, including:

  1. Completed transfer or credit applications where you are paying by cheque or credit card
  2. Completed Exemption from prerequisite/Concurrent enrolment applications
  3. Transcripts – the reception team can photocopy and verify these if we require them (and for transfer or credits).

The School of Business and Economics Student Advisors office is Room 209 on Level 2 of the Business and Law building (map)