UC RecCentre – Memberships in the New Year

Keep your membership at the UC RecCentre activated in 2017 by following these instructions.

When does my gym membership finish?
The good news is that all students who signed up for a free student gym membership in 2016, can continue to enjoy the benefits of using the RecCentre until March 1st, 2017. It’s a great time to use the gym and get settled in again, the classes are smaller and the gym floor is way less busy!

Returning to study in 2017? You MUST RENEW your membership!
From Feb 1st (not before, or you’ll have to do it again!) you simply fill in the online registration and sign up again. This will ensure you have uninterrupted access to the centre and all of it’s facilities and services.

Not returning to study in 2017, but remaining in Christchurch?
After March 1st, you can still join the UC RecCentre. Anyone can join, and we offer discounts for alumni (graduates) and non-UC students. Joining a gym is a real investment of time and money, so we strongly recommend you do some research and look around other gyms to see if we will be the right fit for you in this next phase of life. To keep a steady routine, it really helps to have a gym located near to your work or home, or it can become a chore to make it to the gym, and no-one wants that! Be sure to consider parking, contract terms, lump sum or direct debit options, staff training/quality, are the classes at the right times for you, do they have what you’re after, and of course, does the place ‘just feel right’ when you walk in? We’re confident that we offer fantastic value, but you can be the judge!

Whatever your choice for 2017, we hope you have an excellent year and smash some health & fitness goals!
UC RecCentre Team


Accommodation noticeboard – new location

Need Accommodation? Looking for a Flatmate?


Check out the Accommodation noticeboard located outside the UCSA Offices in the Puaka-James Hight  Undercroft.

Add your own notice or complete an online form here.

Contact or visit UC Accommodation Services for help and advice on halls of residence, homestay, renting, or tenancy issues:

Email accommodation@canterbury.ac.nz

Phone 369 3569

Or call in to the Students Services Centre, Level 1, Matariki

Uni-cycle update – all of University Drive one-way

From today, Monday 9 January 2017, the one-way system on University Drive (heading east towards Clyde Road) will be in place along the whole length of University Drive.

  • Access to University Drive will be from Ilam Road only. There will continue to be no entry to University Drive from Clyde Road. Exit from University Drive will be via Clyde Road only.
  • Access to the Okeover, ICT, Law and Clyde car parks will be via Ilam Road only. When exiting the car parks, left turn only towards Clyde Road.
  • Pedestrians should follow the signed detour routes.
  • Cyclists can use Arts Road or Kirkwood Ave, or follow the signed detour route as well. Do not enter University Drive from Clyde Road and cycle into oncoming traffic.

Please take extra care when travelling through the area – slow down, follow onsite signage and look out for others.

The work on University Drive is expected to be completed in early February. More information about the Uni-Cycle route is available on the Christchurch City Council website.