Welcome to the Gentlemen’s Club, the University of Canterbury’s premier club and society focusing on bringing the students of Canterbury the finer things in life. With over 1000 members in 2016, we are the largest social club on campus, and the second largest overall. As our motto is “Bringing you the finer things in life”, we strive to throw events that show students that student life is not all about cheap drinks, plain mince, and dirty flats.
Our showcase events are Cocktail Night and Wine & Cheese, both of which involve live music, finger food/canapés, unlimited beverages, and a whole lot of gorgeous ladies and gents all dressed to impress. Our smaller (yet not less popular, classy or enjoyable) events that distinguish the Gentlemen’s Club include Boutique Brew, Golf Day, Bingo Night, Pool Tournament, GC Speed Dating and The GC Bus Trip.
The Gentlemen’s Club has won many awards for its services to the students of Canterbury. In 2013 we were awarded 'Best Social Club' and have received the 'Best Marketing' award at the USCA Supreme Club Awards four years in a row! These awards are voted on by the students at UC and therefore shows our success in bringing our members the best events that we possibly can.
In recent years, the club has gone from strength to strength. We have gone from 800 members in 2011 to over 1000 in 2016, making us one of the largest clubs on campus. As part of this jump in membership we have also seen a rise in the number of young ladies becoming a part of the Gentlemen’s Club: we are currently sitting on roughly 50% female members. This further cements that The Gentlemen’s Club is a society for everyone to enjoy.
Consider joining if...
- You enjoyed a well-tailored suit (thrifty is nifty)
- A “handy” gender balance which isn’t reflective of our name
- You want to put your hard earned cash straight towards brews and other necessary items for boogieing
- You like fun
- You enjoy the finer things in life
Cocktail Party: Ask your mates, because this one is about as notorious as it comes. GC Cocktail has rightfully earned it’s place as one of the last remaining mammoth club events at UC. This year were going to be treating 500 of you guys & gals out to a night of huge entertainment, energy and of course, cocktails. Did we mention you guys boofed over 1600 litres of the stuff last year? Game on!
The GC/CUBA Collab – End of term party. “Big job” doesn’t even come close to describing this one. To celebrate the end of the summer term, we’re teaming up with CUBA to bring you one last big hoorah before you shoot home for the holidays. Keep your eyes peeled for the details!
Wine and Cheese
Jack Sinclair, President