Social and Drop-in Sport – what’s the deal?

Playing sport is a great way to stay active, stay connected and work on our health and wellbeing.  Try our social sport leagues or drop-in sport options.

volleyball game
Students playing volleyball at UC RecCentre
Social Sport

During term time (actually, the first five weeks beginning Monday 20 July), UC Rec&Sport are offering seven leagues, across six different sporting codes, for you to get involved. It costs just $130 per team, per term to play, meaning if you get a group of 10 of you together, that’s just $13 each for 5 weeks of play. There’s no ref duty, no uniforms – just turn up an play for 30 mins. We supply everything.      Try the usual suspects – netball, futsal, basketball, volleyball and ultimate, or our new sport this term, handball.  Check out the social sports page for days/times.  Registrations close Friday 17 July.

Drop-in Sport

Every day we have a scheduled ‘drop-in’ sport session, in volleyball, badminton and futsal. These sessions are free for students (just make sure you join, remember it’s already paid for in your student levy).  Check out the schedule online, and if you’re game, just turn up.  The game starts when you’ve got enough players, and you self-referee. These are open to staff, students, members and non-members alike (although, non-members are charged $2).

Equipment Hire & Court Hire

Fancy just playing with a friend, when you feel like it? Our court hire is free before 4pm everyday, provided you just turn up at the counter and see if it’s available  – a bit like shooting hoops. If it’s not already booked for something, you can jump in there.  If you prefer to book ahead to lock in your time, or are playing after 4pm, then court hire fees apply.

If you have any questions, please just chat to one of our customer experience team or you can email gary.gin@canterbury.ac.nz 

Play sport and be well!
UC Rec&Sport Team

Announcing the UC Young New Zealander of the Year Award

We’re excited to announce the University of Canterbury Young New Zealander of the Year Award Te Mātātahi o te Tau, supported by the UC Foundation as part of the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards. This is an awesome opportunity to celebrate a young kiwi, aged 15-30, who is overflowing with potential to produce a bright future for Aotearoa, and has been striving over the last year to improve not only themselves but their whole community.

In these times, it’s essential that we recognise the amazing contributions of young New Zealanders and empower them to help make a difference. A couple of past winners are Student Volunteer Army founder Sam Johnson, and tech entrepreneur Kendall Flutey, CEO and Founder of Banqer – both UC graduates!

This award will be presented as part of the New Zealander of the Year Awards ceremony in 2021. Nominations open on Monday 20 July – keep posted for more details soon!

UC Business School Social Impact Cluster – Brown Bag Research Seminars

We invite you to a series of seminars from the members of the Social Impact Cluster (SIC). These are friendly working seminars, where colleagues will share a piece of research they are currently working on, or wish to work on, that is in the social impact realm. These will be short presentations of around 15 minutes with the aim of generating discussion, suggestions and ideas for moving the research forward, publication pathways, and overcoming reviewer comments.

So overall, the seminars are a safe place to work collaboratively and in a supportive manner, for sharing ideas that are in progress – this could be early stages of conceptualisation and idea generation through to seeking methodological or publication support – but not a place to share completed work. The total time for the seminar is somewhere between 40 minutes and 1 hour depending on discussion.

The seminars will take place every two weeks, everyone is welcome, including postgraduate students. The series will kick off on Friday 17 July (see below for list of all events) and will all be held in room 236 in the Meremere building. We have tried to vary the days and times to accommodate for teaching schedules.

Lastly, we are updating our list of members of the SIC, please email ann-marie.kennedy@canterbury.ac.nz if you would like to be added onto the list, or if you know of people across UC who may wish to be added to the list.

Details – all events held in Room 236 Meremere building

Friday 17 July
11am Ekant Veer and Ann-Marie Kennedy
SIC update and opportunities

Wednesday 29 July

10am Ann-Marie Kennedy
Humorous Social Advertising

Thursday 13 August

12pm Sarah Wright
Relationship Quality and Loneliness in Organisational Contexts

Thursday 27 August

11am Nadeera Ranabahu
Refugee Entrepreneurship

Friday 11 September

11am Sussie Morrish
Consumption Economies

Thursday 24 September 
10am Nicolas Gunby & Tom Coupe
Happiness and Climate Change

Friday 9 October
10am Anna Earl
Ethical Leadership

Thursday 29 October
12pm Diane Mollenkopf & Lucie Ozanne
Transformative Supply Chains