Support UC at the UTSNZ Champs

Basketball more intense then Stephen Adams’ Mo and Mullet and free admission, what more could you want on a hungover Sunday?  This Sunday the UTSNZ 3×3 Basketball Champs are being held at Cowles Stadium, Christchurch where our UC Falcons will play off against fellow tertiary institutions in a bid to qualify for the World Champs in China.  Get behind our teams as we make history in this fast paced and exciting game.

If Steven Adams isn’t your thing, we have the UTSNZ Futsal Champs to tickle your fancy.  Again the UC Falcons will be blasting around the indoor field in an attempt to take out the national title, following the footsteps of our Women’s UC Sevens Team. Get down to 60 Madras Street and make it heard that this is Canterbury’s stomping ground.

Written by Millie Morgan


Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson: A cosmic perspective


American astrophysicist Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson presents A cosmic perspective for one night only in Christchurch at Horncastle Arena, 4 July.

The College of Science is a sponsor of the show and has a number of B reserve, C reserve and student tickets at 20% discount off the full price.

– B Reserve – Normal price $125 plus levy, with discount $100 plus levy
– C Reserve – Normal price $95 plus levy, with discount $76 plus levy
– Student – Normal price $55 plus levy, with discount – $44 plus levy

Get tickets here.


UCSA building site update – April

Early enabling works and ground improvements are continuing on the UCSA building site.

During April and May a large excavator will be carrying out earthworks and stabilising the ground. Large machinery will also be on site compacting gravel.

Noise levels are likely to increase – as well as general construction noise, there will be heavy compaction of gravel and truck movements.

Please take care when travelling near the site – watch for construction vehicles coming and going.

Note – The footbridge located between the UCSA site and University Drive (opposite the University Bookshop) will remain closed until the end of May. Please continue to use the two footbridges located between the Health Centre and University Drive (opposite the ICT car park). See more information

All early enabling works and ground improvements are expected to be completed by June.

If you have any concerns please contact David Wong, UCSA Project Manager – email