RecCentre membership renewals for 2020

Welcome back students!    We’ve got some great news for returning UC students, we’ve made the process for renewing your gym membership waaay easier, so read on.

If you had a membership with us in 2019, and you’re going to be a student again in 2020, our system will automatically create you a 2020 membership that will have a new expiry of 1 March 2021.  This will happen as soon as you’ve paid your student levy.

If you’ve not had a membership with us before, then you’ll need to create a RecCentre account and register for your 2020 membership.  You’ll be able to do this from the 1st February, once you’ve paid your student levy.

Check out our website for more info, and to see what we’ve got over here for you to keep you on your health and wellness journey in 2020.


Can the students out-pedal the masters?

The Aotearoa Bike Challenge is officially underway!

Students: now is your time to hop on board with the Aotearoa Bike Challenge and help UC pedal our way to victory!

The Aotearoa Bike Challenge is a free, fun competition to see which organisation can get the most people to ride a bike during the month of February. Teams earn points for kms travelled, trips taken and for recruiting new riders.

UC Staff are already on the bandwagon, holding top spot in their size category so far… but the question is…. CAN THE STUDENTS OUTDO THE MASTERS? Join the UC Student Team here and let’s see who the ‘wheel’ champions are…

We’d love to see as many of you on your bikes as possible to kick of the New Year.  So what better way to get some motivation than a fun challenge? Plus, sweet prizes (like an e-bike and store vouchers) are fully up for grabs!

Remember, UC offers heaps of great services for cyclists, including the popular Dr Bike weekly fix-it clinic, our annual Bike Breakfast, new covered and uncovered bike stands, repair stations and more. For all the cycle services, events and facilities on campus, see UC Sustainability’s webpage.

See the Aotearoa Bike Challenge webpage for more information, and to register with the UC Student Team. Kua takoto te mānuka – The challenge has been set! Let’s go UC!

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The UCSA presents: O.Week, 15-22 February

This O.Week the University of Canterbury Students’ Association (UCSA) is welcoming you to campus with over 20 massive events.

If you’re looking for something free and all-ages, check these out:

  • The International Welcome New to New Zealand? We’ve got you covered. Meet new people and tuck into some lunch.
  • Kia Ora Bro Learn about Māori and Pacific culture while sampling some kiwi kai and an iconic local film.
  • Ori Day Check out the Ori market stalls, grab an O.bag and enjoy a bite to eat at the food trucks.
  • Open Air Cinema Snuggle down for a movie under the stars.
  • Lunch on the Lawn Relax and enjoy some sun and socialising.
  • Clubs Days Get to know some of the 180 clubs and societies here at UC. There’s something for everyone.
  • Summer StarterA wellbeing expo jam-packed with freebies, wellness tips, and fluffy animals.

See the full schedule here

The UCSA is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting UC students. We run a heap of services including advocacy and welfare; subsidised dental and optometry; early learning centres; club support; events; media and even some amazing cafes and bars. Visit our website to learn more.

Where Canterbury students share their experiences.

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