Last updated 14 August 2020


Kia ora!

With Alert Level 2 back, we'll be sharing regular updates on UCSA services and how you can access them. Don't be afraid to reach out if you have any questions or you need support.

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UCSA Elections

The 2020 UCSA Elections have just ended. To check out the results, head to our elections page here.


The Exec Team are working with UC to represent the student voice. If you want to ask a question or pass feedback on, get in touch by email here. You can also get regular updates from them in our News section.

Haere-roa / UCSA Reception

Haere-roa's opening hours coincide with cleaning, and the building is open Monday to Friday 7.30am til 5pm. Just remember to bring your Canterbury Card because you'll need it to gain entry. UCSA Reception is open during our normal office hours.

Student support

  • Food services: The Food Support Service will continue to operate, however, it may do so via vouchers rather than food parcels depending on the current COVID-19 Alert Level and at the discretion of the Catholic Tertiary Chaplaincy. The normal UCSA Foodbank service will continue to operate from Haere-roa as long as campus remains open, with Foodbank Grant still available as an option for students who aren't able to come on campus.
  • Class Reps: The class reps are still available - feel free to get in touch.
  • Subsidised optometry: If you’re not able to make it to Haere-roa Reception, we can supply digital optometry vouchers online. Details about the scheme can be found here.
  • Menstruation emergency, borrow-a-calculator and borrow-a-bike: Haere-roa is open Monday to Friday and Reception can help with these services.
  • UCSA Dental: The dental service is open and students can make bookings online.

Food and beverage outlets

Our outlets are open, so stop by for a bite to eat or a coffee.

  • Nuts and Bolts
  • The Foundry
  • Chilton's
  • Cafe 1894
  • Collective


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Clubs and Societies

We know that clubs will be wondering about how Level 2 will impact their own events, and so the UCSA is working with them to provide support, coordination and advice where needed.


Under Level Two, we're assessing our events calendar in line with Government guidelines. We'll share more updates soon.

Upcoming UCSA and Club events:

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UC Connect Panel: Dope or Nope? UC experts discuss the Cannabis referendum

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
90 Ilam Road
Christchurch, 8041 New Zealand
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TriSci Presents: 1920’s Inspired Cocktail Evening

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
90 Ilam Road
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