UCSA is the University of Canterbury Students' Association Inc. We're a not-for-profit organisation with charity status.
Established in 1894, we’re a grand-old institution dedicated to supporting students to succeed and belong at UC. We dish up a range of services, including: advocacy and welfare; subsidised dental and optometry; early learning centres; club support; events; media and even some amazing cafes and bars.
With all this going on, we’ve grown into a diverse organisation with an annual turnover of around $10.0 million. The Association owns a 50% share of the University Book Shop, and has net assets valued at just over $12.0 million.
How we’re governed
Twelve elected student reps govern UCSA with the support and guidance of some savvy external advisors. We employ 147 staff who report through our CEO.
Our office is in the South-East Side of the James Hight Library, which has been our temporary base since the earthquake in February 2011 hammered the old building. Since then, work has been done to build a new UCSA hub. Haere-roa will open July 2019 on 90 Illam Road.