Category Archives: Events and entertainment

Events, movies, concerts, books, funny stuff…you name it – we’re talking about it!

UC 3 Minute Thesis Final – Tuesday 10 August

Come join us for the finals of the University of Canterbury 3 Minute Thesis competition on Tuesday 10 August. This year’s competition is proudly brought to you by the Postgraduate Research Office and sponsored by Research First.

This is the culmination of the heats carried out across the campus and we will announce the top three research students who can summarise their entire thesis in only 3 minutes. The top PhD winner will represent UC at the Asia-Pacific finals, and the top Master’s winner will represent UC at the NZ finals. The competition winner receives $5,000. Second place still goes home with $2,000 and third place will receive $1,000.

We will also have some kai, spot prizes and voting for the people’s choice awards, so plenty of reasons to come along, learn about the exciting research happening across campus as well as connect with others from UC and beyond.

Register Here. See you in the Tī Kōuka room.

Cocktails for Change

Lads without Labels and UCSA present Cocktails for Change with Sir Steve Hansen and Jazz Thornton on Friday 13 August. 

Cocktails for Change is a night to celebrate what Lads Without Labels, and the wider student community, have been doing to improve the wellbeing of our students and examining what we need to do more of.

Funds from the night will go towards developing a peer support wellbeing program at UC, led by students for students. Plus, the event will continue to normalise the wellbeing conversation and emphasis students’ desire for improving care on campus.

Attendees will be treated to a night of world-class entertainment, a full 3-course meal, in formal attire, and the opportunity to talk with others who care about student wellbeing.

View tickets here!

Westport is in need of help – join SVA Floods Response clean-up

Westport is in need of help after the devasting floods. Just like the Christchurch floods cleanup, we need you! 

The UC SVA is planning to bring volunteers to the community on the weekend of 31st July. This camp may be a little different from our others as this is in response to a disaster. Expect to get stuck in for a hard day’s work on the Saturday.  Accommodation, food and transport are all covered so all we ask is for your time and hard work on the weekend. Tickets are out and will go fast so keep posted!

This event is still in the works so more info coming soon. Keep posted via the event on the UC SVA Facebook here