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2020 UCSA Election: Nominations open soon!

Nominations for the 2020 UCSA Election open 22 July 2020!

Each year, UCSA members get the chance to vote for their representatives on the Students’ Association governance team (‘The Student Executive’). 

If you’re thinking about running as a candidate, please join us at our Election Information Session. It’s being held on 22 July at 1pm in Undercroft 101 (just after the UCSA’s Half-AGM). Here you can pick up your nomination forms and information packs. If you can’t attend, these can also be picked up from the UCSA reception (located inside Haere-roa) and online here.

Why run?

There are so many benefits to being a member of the Student Executive:

Empower students: Student Executives have a say on how the UCSA’s governed, and represent the student voice at UC.

Build your CV: Being on the Executive is a real job governing an organisation with 165 employees (as of June) and a broad range of services. Not bad for the old CV.

Make connections: As a Student Executive you would get to know people from across UC and the wider community.

Get stuck into campus life: The UCSA runs fun and interesting stuff on campus, including events like Orientation and select food and beverage outlets likes The Foundry.

For more information about the UCSA, its governance and its services, visit

UCSA’s Re-Ori: Coming Soon

Re-Ori 2020

Combining gigs with wholesome day-time activities, Re-Ori is UCSA’s annual event to welcome you back to campus.

A line-up announcement for our ticketed events is coming soon, but in the meantime check out the free activations happening next semester.

For the latest event news, follow the UCSA on Facebook and Instagram, or visit

Free events

Lunch on The Lawn: Your classic kiwi BBQ.

Clubs Day: Explore UC’s buzzing and diverse club scene.

Foundry Quiz: The hugely popular Foundry Quiz night goes large with a special Re-Ori edition.

Winter Wellness: A winter-time expo full of freebies and wellness-themed stalls.

Matariki: A celebration of Māori New Year.

Postgrad Activation: An opportunity for postgrad students to meet and mingle.

Drive-In Movie Night: Grab the popcorn and settle in for a classic.

Our thanks to sponsors The Edge, V, Fresh Up, Eventbrite and Boss Coffee.

University of Canterbury Students Association (UCSA)

$7 Exam Dinners at The Foundry

You can’t hit the books on an empty belly, so fill ‘er up at The Foundry with our $7 Exam Dinners. They’re available from 5pm Monday to Friday until 19 June 2020.

The menu

Wednesday 10 June – Beef stew and mash or veg stew and mash
Thursday 11 June – Stir fry veg and noodles
Friday 12 June – Roast of the day (pork) with apple sauce, potato bake and mixed veg

Monday 15 June – Beef lasagne or veg lasagne
Tuesday 16 June – Nachos
Wednesday 17 June – Fish ‘n’ chips
Thursday 18 June – Pizza (Hawaiian, salami or veg)
Friday 19 June – Roast of the day with seasonal veg

Vegetarian options are available.

Located inside Haere-roa, The Foundry is open 4pm til 10pm Monday to Friday during term time. For news on deals and events, follow us on Facebook.

The Foundry is operated by the team at the University of Canterbury Students’ Association (UCSA).