UCSA Perks

The UCSA has a range of services we can provide directly from the UCSA Reception.

Just pop in and see us on Level 2 of Haere-roa!

Borrow a Bike
Borrow a bike

The UCSA funds a 'Borrow-a-Bike' scheme on campus. Any UC student can borrow one by coming to the UCSA office and signing it out. You’ll need to return it by 5pm Monday to Thursday or 4.30pm on Fridays. It's that easy!

Borrow a Calculator
Borrow a Calculator

Come see us in UCSA's Reception, Level 2 of Haere-roa during buisness hours to grab one. Please note that we now charge a $27 bond, but if you return the calculator within two days, you'll be refunded.

Payment is by Eftpos only

Our system only works if you bring the calculator back on time so other students are able to borrow it.

Te Pātaka – the student hub located in Puaka-James Hight – can also sticker your personal calculator, Monday to Friday.

Charger Library
Charger Library

Forgot your phone or laptop charger? The Dr Tech Charger Library is live! To hire a charger for free, bring your UC ID to the UCSA reception. 

Available chargers: 

  • USB-C Macbook Charger 
  • Lightning to USB Cable 
  • Micro USB and USB Type C Chargers 
  • Apple MagSafe Power Adapter 
  • Microsoft OEM Surface Pro 3/Pro 4 Power Adapter 
  • HP OEM Notebook Power Adapter/Charger 
  • ASUS OEM Notebook Power Adapter/Charger 
  • USB to Wall Plug 

NB: While there are more than one of most chargers, hiring out chargers will be done on a first-in-first-served basis. Chargers will be loaned for a maximum of four hours, and will need to be swapped for your UC ID. 


Maxwell's Dry Cleaning
Maxwell's Dry Cleaning

Never iron a shirt again! Haere-roa is now an agent for Maxwell’s Dry Cleaning.

Maxwell’s offer:

  • competitive prices and a
  • convenient two or three day service.

Drop your laundry off at UCSA’s reception on the second floor of Haere-roa. Items can be handed in before 10am, with collection before 5pm.

Menstruation Emergency
Menstruation Emergency

If you're caught without, ask for a tampon or pad! 

If you experience menstruation/periods, you will have probably had a time (or two, or three) when you needed a tampon or pad, but you couldn't find one in your bag. 

Well, the UCSA is here to help with the Menstruation Emergency service. 

All you have to do is visit UCSA reception (level two, Haere-roa) and say you'd like some tampons/pads. If you prefer, you can say “I have a M.E.” instead. One of our respectful and discreet staff will sort you out. It’s that easy. 

We have both regular and super varieties available. Every pack contains two products, and the tampon pack includes a panty liner as well. 

Prefer menstrual cups?

Together with the UCSA, Uni Pharmacy brings you My Cup Menstrual Cups. 

MyCupTM menstrual cups are made in NZ, designed for all flows, and are vegan. They are made from Medical Grade Silicone, are animal cruelty free, and help contribute to environmental and social responsibilities. 

Free Kiko CupTM menstrual cups are available to approved UC students only. Call into the Uni Pharmacy to find out more. 

Optometry Discount

Optometry discount UCSA has partnered with Specsavers (Riccarton) to provide enrolled UC students with $10 eye exams plus 25% off glasses! T&Cs apply. Visit Reception for information.

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Metro Cards

Students can buy or top up their Metro cards at our Reception during office hours. Don't miss out on the new card for UC students, which has a great discount.

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The UCSA has partnered with Ilam Dental and Moriarty Dental to offer a subsidised dental scheme to UC Students for 2022.

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Early Learning Centres
Early Learning Centres

The UCSA owns two early learning centres to support students with children.

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V Plate Discounts

We've teamed up with the folk at V Energy to offer discounts on select products at UCSA outlets on campus.

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Tennis racquets

We have eight tennis racquets that can be borrowed from UCSA reception (perfect for UC's tennis court on Ilam Fields). Equipment can be loaned during the day (Monday to Friday), night, or over the weekend. Each borrower may only take two racquets and two balls at any one time. To borrow the tennis equipment you must fill out the registration form and leave your student ID.