Category Archives: Helping the community

Amazing people doing great things locally, nationally and internationally and opportunities for students to volunteer and get involved with community projects.

Blood Drive for the NZ Blood Service

The next blood drive will be at Undercroft 101, James Hight Building – please bring your ID with you on the day.

Sessions will be held between 10am-3pm:

  • Wednesday 27 March
  • Thursday 28 March
  • Wednesday 3 April

Your one donation can save up to three lives, so get behind it!

Band Together – Kia kaha, kia māia, kia manawanui

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It was heartening to see our community come together on Monday in support of our Muslim students and staff. 

If you were unable to attend or would like to experience it again you can view the video here.

Support for Staff and Students

We continue to offer support to all students and staff. We would like to remind our students and staff that there is help available and you are not alone. Click here for more details.

A drop in centre is open today, Sunday 17 March, for students and staff from 10am – 1pm in the Puaka-James Hight Library, where support will be available.

The UC Students’ Association and clubs, including SVA are providing outreach support to students. All tests and assignments are cancelled from 16 – 24 March. Your course coordinator will be in touch. Special consideration and allowances will be available. More details to follow.

Any staff needing support should talk to their manager. Additional Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) professionals have been relocated to their Christchurch office to provide dedicated onsite support throughout the coming weeks. If you require EAP support, please call them on 0800 327 669 at any time.

We anticipate the University will be fully open and operating as usual on Monday 18 March.

On Monday at 12pm the UC community will gather together on C-Block lawn to show solidarity and support for one another.
More details to come on Sunday afternoon.

If you are you concerned about your safety or have any information you wish to report, need any support or have any questions contact communications@canterbury.ac.nz or 0800 823 637.