Pierce's update: Bus discounts, freebies & elections

Your big welcome back to campus in semester 2.

Kia ora Koutou, Pierce here.

Great to see so many people back on campus this week, it is truly buzzing. Take this time at the beginning of another jam-packed semester to settle back into your studies, meet new people, get some socialising done, and enjoy all that UC has to offer. The UCSA has a lot planned for this term, so make sure you stay tuned!

Have a great week!

Pierce, UCSA President



The return of $2 Rice 

It's been a long wait but the beloved $2 Rice is BACK. No, your eyes aren't deceiving you: the Rice Rollback is on now at The Food Court for semester 2. Available only when you scan your VPlate.

Giveaways at the Half-AGM 

Grab a free feed and get an update on our services. The Exec are giving out $10 UCSA food vouchers to every student who attends in person, plus they'll be giving away three Tea Party tickets!* (*Food and vouchers available while stocks last. Competition T&Cs apply.) 27 July, 12pm, Undercroft 101. Read more >>

Bus discounts confirmed 

A quick update on UCSA's public transport advocacy and it’s good news! ECan will be introducing a flat $1 student fee for buses starting next year. In the meantime, Metro fares are currently half-price.

New website launches

New semester, fresh look. The UCSA's got a new website full of events, club info and more. Check it out for yourself.

The UCSA Election's back!

Get excited: The Election is coming to campus. If you think you could do things better around here, nominate yourself for a role on our Student Exec. There are 13 different positions, each with different focuses and hours. 

Nominations open 27 July, and we're holding two info sessions for anyone curious:
Election Speed Dating: 26 July, 5pm–6pm in The Foundry
Info Session: 27 July, after the Half-AGM in Undercroft 101

Re:ORI is finally here

Warm Fuzzies

The UCSA Student Exec will be roaming campus giving away FREE RE:ORI tickets, drinks, hot chocolates, soup and lots more. (While stocks last.) 18–22 July. Read more. >>

Clubs Day 

Mid-year Clubs Day is a great place to see what is on offer at UC, find like-minded people and get involved. 19 July, 11am–2pm.

Rainbow Lunch

A chance to hang out with your fellow Rainbow Community members and enjoy some FREE yummy kai! Join us, Te Waka Pākākano staff and QCanterbury there.​ 20 July, 12pm–1pm. Read more. >>

International Food Festival

If you're an international student, come grab a plate of food, meet other students and get introduced to the international team at the UCSA. 21 July, 11am–3pm. Read more. >>

Toga (R18)

It's the ultimate fresher rite of passage and this year we’ve got a special treat: two epic multi-genre stages. 22 July, 8pm. Read more. >>

V Presents: The Big Doof (R18)

Have you ever yelled out “Play some DNB!” at a show? Then this is the event for you. 23 June, 8pm. Read more. >>

Elections BBQ

Head to Haere-roa for a free snag and a chat with our team to find out more about the UCSA Elections. We'll also have giant games and Fresh Up. 25 July, 12pm–2pm. Read more. >>

Switch Games Night

As Uni ramps up, how about a dance off with your mates? Or even a round of Super Smash Bros? We have a Switch set up in Haere-roa and all you need to do is show up. 25 July, 6pm–9pm. Read more. >>

Board Games Night

Come in and try your hand at one of our board games. There'll be free food plus our experts from SAGA will be around, helping you learn. 26 July, 5pm–10pm. Read more. >>


Canterbury’s finest skiers and snowboarders will take to the ramp for bragging rights, prizes, and your delight. 27 July, 6.30pm. Read more. >>

Winter Wellness Expo

This all-ages, alcohol-free event is crammed with wellbeing stalls and great freebies. (While stocks last.) 28 July, 10am–2pm. Read more. >>

MONO: Little Fritter (R18)

Master of the groove and long-time rave DJ and producer Little Fritter (AUS) will soon be adding MONO Nights to his resume. 28 July, 9pm. Read more. >>

Postgrad Brunch

An opportunity for Postgrads to mix, mingle, and indulge in a delicious brunch (dietary options available, of course). 29 July, 10.30am. Read more. >>

Christchurch City Tour

Join us for a walking tour showcasing the history and changes our city has gone through. You'll see Christchurch CBD through a new lens. 30 July, 11am–3pm. Read more. >>


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