Category Archives: Events and entertainment

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International student quiz night – 21 March

Are you a new international student to UC? Or are you an international student who has been here a while? Either way UC and the UCSA would love for you to come along and experience an evening just for you.

Come along to the Kiwiana quiz and catch-up for international students on Wednesday 21 March at 7.00pm, in the Engineering Core. There will be a Kiwiana and global themed quiz, refreshments provided and music. It is a great opportunity to meet your fellow international students.

Members of the UCSA and other clubs will be there to help out, introduce you to the Kiwi culture and answer any questions you might have! We look forward to seeing you next Wednesday for what will be an awesome night. Contact me on or come by the UCSA office in the Undercroft if you have any questions, ideas or would like to get involved with all things international at UC.

Your International Rep,

If you would like to know more about the event, check it out and register here, we can’t wait to meet you!


Welcome to Christchurch and Canterbury

Friday 9 March, 4.00pm – 8.00pm
Christchurch Art Gallery

To kick start the Christchurch Lantern Festival, we would like to welcome you all to feel at home in Canterbury.

All students in Christchurch and Canterbury are invited — host families and international education staff too!

  • Free food and entry!
  • Meet the Crusaders!
  • Live Music Performance by: Vibe
  • Cultural Performances: KapahakaIndian BhangraHip Hop and Chinese Lion Dancers.
  • Games, City Expo and Prizes!
  • Register now and be in to win a trip to China and heaps of other prizes at the event!

Find more information about Christchurch Lantern Festival here.
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Download the APP- Christchurch Student Guide 

If you would like a free bus ride with the double decker sightseeing bus from UC to the Christchurch Art Gallery, please register your interest by emailing to and indicate your preferred departure time: 5:00pm, or 5:40pm, Friday 9 March.

Please be aware that the free bus is one-way only, you will be required to make your own way home. The Christchurch Art Gallery is located in the city center, there should be many buses around for you to catch.

Week of the Geek is here! 12 – 16 March

Yes, you read that right. Due to popular demand, we are back for round 2. We had so much fun last year how could we not? We have some of your old favourites back, (puppies, anyone)? plus some new additions (looking at you, LEGO) that we can’t wait for!

We get that the mid-semester blues are probably kicking in about now. The excitement of orientation may be wearing off and you are all knee-deep in assignments. Fear not, that is why we are here, with another fabulous week of events to help keep those blues at bay and make new friends in the process. Who could ask for anything more!

So, without any further ado, here’s a rundown of what the week holds for you!

Monday: Boundless Bricks!
Use your imagination and get creative with blocks. You can even attempt a firewalk.

Central Library and Engineering and Physical Sciences Library (EPS) from 10.00am-4.00pm.

Tuesday: LFG@UC
Video games. Come along, make new friends and destroy them. With help from UCGamingGuild. – Central Library from 1.30pm-4.30pm.

Wednesday: Games! Games! Games!
An afternoon of board games with UC library staff and SAGA. Enough said. – Central Library from 1.00pm-4.00pm.

Thursday: Headshots
Selfie time! Use our props and take photos with your friends. – Central Library from 1.00pm-4.00pm.

Friday: Puppy love
End the week dog cuddling. – Central Library 1.00pm-1.30pm,
Macmillan Brown 1.45pm-2.15pm, EPS 2.30pm-3.00pm.

So there you have it. We hope you can come and have a geek-tastic week, and make new friends along the way.