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Nominations open soon for the UCSA By-Election!

The UCSA is holding a By-Election to choose its next Finance and Engagement Officer!

Nominations open soon and we’d love you to consider running. Being a part of the Student Exec Team is massively rewarding and gives you the opportunity to represent the student voice on campus, as well as grow your own leadership skills and connections.

Key Dates:

  • 22 April–29 April: Nominations open (Nominations close 12PM)
  • 30 April–4 May: Campaigning period
  • 5 May: Voting opens 9AM
  • 7 May: Voting closes 5PM (Results announced at 6PM)

To find out more about the By-Election and the Finance and Engagement Officer role, head to our website today


UCSA Presents: Grad Ball 2021

Graduation is here, let’s celebrate!

Tickets are on sale now for the UCSA’s annual Grad Ball, a night to get dressed in your finest, enjoy friends, and celebrate your student years.

This year’s Grad Ball takes place at our very own Haere-roa – botanically themed for the night – on Friday the 16th of April. The evening will begin with a glass of bubbles on arrival and will continue into the night with canapés and live music.

Tickets are on sale from Monday 29th March at 7.00pm and will end on Monday 12th April at 9.00am. Tickets always sell fast – so make sure you don’t miss out.

We will do our absolute best to cater for all dietary requirements, but please note that the food service will be canapés-style. Please fill out the dietary requirement question when purchasing your ticket to help us cater to these numbers.

Friday 16 April 2021, 7.30 PM


UCSA Holiday Hours: What’s For Lunch?

Craving that pizza slice? 🍕 Dreaming of sushi? 🍙 Here’s what’s open at the UCSA over the term holiday …

The Foundry Bar (bar snacks and meals):
12pm–9pm, Mon–Fri (Note: Closes at 7pm Friday 9th April).
Open for Quiz Nights on Tuesdays and Bingo on Wednesdays.

Oishii (sushi):
10am–2pm, Mon–Fri

Otto (pizza, curly fries, and coffee):
10am–4pm, Mon–Wed
10am–7pm, Thu–Fri


Nuts & Bolts (coffee, hot meals, and deliciousness):
9am–3pm, Mon–Fri

Collective (bites on Dovedale Campus):
8.30am–2.30pm, Mon–Fri

1894 (café):
8am–4pm, Mon–Fri

Chilton’s (snacks-to-go):
8am–4pm, Mon–Fri