Note: Applications for the July intake close on 23 June 2020.The Certificate in University Preparation (CUP) is designed to prepare Aotearoa New Zealand citizens or permanent residents for university study. The CUP programme provides an inclusive and supportive learning environment with small classes and individual attention to help you develop your confidence to succeed at university. CUP is recommended for people of all ages, those who have been out of study for a while and want to refresh their study skills, or school leavers who want to gain University Entrance. Course places are limited to allow for small classes, which could include a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, exercises, and group tasks.CUP is a one-semester programme of study for full-time students, with three intakes per year. Flexible part-time and distance options are also available. Full-time study could mean up to 40 hours of study per week, including up to 24 hours of classes and time spent on self-directed learning. The core course, TRNS 001 Academic Writing and Study Skills is delivered in partnership with Hagley College in the February and July intakes.The CUP programme will help you to develop the skills necessary for successful university study, including: subject knowledge for pathways to degree programmesstudy and time-management skills oral and written communication skills for a variety of contexts analytical, critical, and problem solving skillsinformation literacy skills interpersonal, group, and teamwork skills.The CUP programme provides an environment for students to:build relationships with peersconnect with the University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitahaplan for future study.For the full qualification requirements, see the Regulations for the Certificate in University Preparation.