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UCSA open hours

Welcome back to campus! If you’re floating around and wondering where you can grab a coffee, snack or a quiet place to study, here’s what’s open at the UCSA, your Students’ Association. These hours are current until semester one kicks off.

And don’t forget that O.Week ’21 is coming up! Head to our website for more information about our orientation line-up.

Haere-roa (the UCSA building)Monday to Friday: 8.30AM – 5PM

(UCSA Reception is open Monday to Thursday: 8.30AM – 5PM and Friday: 8.30AM – 4.30PM)

Collective (Dovedale)CLOSED
Undercroft Food CourtCLOSED
Chilton’sMonday to Friday: 8AM – 4PM
Café 1894Monday to Friday: 8AM – 4PM
Nuts & BoltsMonday to Friday: 9AM – 3PM
The FoundryMonday to Wednesday: 12PM (Noon) – 6PM

Thursday to Friday: 12PM (Noon) – 7PM

Bridging the Gap Summer Challenge

Got a great business idea? 

The UC Centre of Entrepreneurship (UCE) summer challenge is an exciting opportunity for UC students to work in teams to help Asia New Zealand Foundation in its mission to equip Aotearoa New Zealand to engage with Asia.

During the challenge, you will receive mentoring and input from industry experts to help your team develop your idea. The top ideas will get a share of the $1,500 cash prize pool as well as support from Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School to turn your idea a reality.

This challenge is the perfect opportunity to network with other students and industry experts, hone your skills, build your CV and experience new ways of working for real change.

Register here!


Who should sign up?

UC students across all degrees and study levels are welcome to attend our challenge! No previous experience or knowledge of Asia is required.

Do I need a team in advance?

If you already have a team, that’s great –  you can register as a team (3 to 5 people max.). Otherwise, we will organise a team for you. All you need to do is register.

Challenge info

  • Challenge Launch: Friday 15 January afternoon
  • Challenge: 9 am – 5 pm, Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 January
  • Location: UC Campus, Rehua Building, 6th floor, room 620/BTM space

Questions? email

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This event is run by the UC Centre for Entrepreneurship, Te Kura Umanga UC Business School and the Asia New Zealand Foundation.