Category Archives: Health and Wellbeing

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

Update from the UC Health Centre

The UC Health Centre is here to support you. So that we can keep our patients and staff safe we aren’t providing a walk in service, so we ask that you please ring reception to make an appointment.

If you are an international student, studying at UC for a 3yr Undergrad degree or PhD, you can register for ManageMyHealth where you can book/cancel an appointment and request repeat medication online through a secure portal. You can also email your GP a quick clinical question through MMH.

If you are a domestic student fully enrolled at the UC Health Centre you can register for MMH.

Thank you for working with us as we support our UC Community.

UC Health Centre – what to expect when you visit

The UC Health Centre is open and there to support you. They’re operating differently to take all the essential steps to protect their patients and staff.

Here are some points to keep in mind when visiting them on campus:

  1. The pathway outside the UC Health Centre is under restricted access – only for use by patients who have pre-arranged appointments at the clinic.
  2. You can only visit the UC Health Centre if you’ve phoned ahead and arranged an appointment. Staff will be on the other end of the phone ready to help book you in and point you in the right direction. Booking details are on the UC website>
  3. Flu vaccines are available, please book your appointment over the phone in advance. More information>

For more on what to expect when you visit the UC Health Centre, watch here: