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Cafe 1894 has moved with the times

The appeal and potential for vegan and vegetarian food is expanding to include a much larger consumer base seeking healthier foods.
To this end Café 1894 has increased its offerings, all served in compostable packaging.
We have a delicious Vegan Polenta Bruschetta w/a Olive Tapenade, fresh rice paper rolls, moreish Spicy Tofu Taco Salad, scrummy Flourless Chocolate Torte and Gluten Free Citrus Tarts to name a few.
Café 1894 continues to deliver wonderful coffee from Common Good, a company committed to an ethical sustainable business.
There is also a larger variety of slices and cakes that cater to the gluten and dairy free as well as those with a hunger for the divinely sweet!

student success, student experience and transition programmes relocate

As of 17 January, both Student Success and Student Experience have been relocated to Level 1 Forestry.

From 1 February, Transition Programmes will also relocate to Level 1 Forestry.

UC Library ‘Can your fines’ a huge success

Every year UC Library runs the ‘Can your fines’ campaign. The campaign supports both UC students and the wider community and has been a feature of the library calendar for 3 years now.

Students who bring in a can of food during the campaign can wipe $5 from their library fines. The campaign is usually scheduled towards the end of the year, a time that can be stressful for students who have upcoming exams and for the broader community with Christmas looming.

Associate University Librarian Lyndsay Ainsworth agrees the campaign is great way to relieve students stress of owing money.

“Can your fines or other food for fines packages are initiatives that have been used successfully in libraries around the world for many years to allow students to be relieved of the stress of owing money to the library while making a wider contribution to their community. It’s great to partner with a community organisation like the City Mission and help them in their work,” she says.

This years ‘Can your fines’ campaign at UC Library collected over 400 cans which were donated to the Christchurch City Mission.