Join the Postgrad Schmooze (free event)

Calling all UC Postgrads! Join us for the Postgrad Schmooze, an evening to mix, mingle, and indulge in some delicious free canapés. You’ll also enjoy a free drink on arrival.

On the night we’ll be joined by representatives from the UC postgrad community who will both be speaking on the postgrad experience.

Tickets are limited – register today, and we can’t wait to see you there.


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Is a 10km, 21km or 42km race on your bucket list?

There’s no time like the present! If you’ve got a hankering to run your first (of many, or maybe only!) half-marathon or 10km, why not join our established Run Canterbury community? We provide an outstanding support package to get you over the finish line, at a supremely affordable price point – and you don’t have to be a member of the RecCentre! 

Male runners in Dunedin half marathon
Is this your year to run a 10km, 21km or 42km race?
The Goal 
  • In Semester 2, we tailor our training for the Queenstown Marathon.
  • You can choose to enter the 10km, 21km or 42km distance, and we’ll provide a comprehensive 14 week training programme to suit your goal and ability     
The support package
  • Twice weekly pack runs guaranteed, with multiple pace levels, including a new hybrid walk/run for 10km runners
  • Additional weekend long runs on occasion
  • Social network for chats and support
  • Experienced pack leaders to guide you through and help pace
  • 20% discount on your 1/2 marathon entry fee
  • Discounts at Frontrunner Colombo for your new running shoes! 
The investment 
  • Prices start at $80 for previous participants
  • $95 for UC Staff/Students and RecCentre members first-timers (includes a swish running t-shirt that you’ll be proud of) and
  • $155 for community members (so you can drag your running buddy along, even if they’re not covered by the UC discount rate)
  • Similar programmes can cost hundreds of dollars, and we’ve been doing this for 20ish years, so we’ve got it down!
  • Payment plan available, just ask !
When does it start?
  • 17th August! So, you’ve got one month to psych yourself up
  • Check out our Run Canterbury website for more info.

If you ‘ve got any questions, please get in touch. We’re happy to answer any questions and allay any concerns you might have.  Remember, you only ‘get fit’ for something by ‘doing that something’! We all have to start somewhere!  

Ngā mihi 
Te Ratonga Hākinakina | UC Rec&Sport 

RE-ORI Clubs Day is coming!

RE-ORI Clubs Day is coming and it’s your chance to find out what’s on offer at UC! Join the UCSA on Tuesday 20 July from 11am to 2pm at Haere-roa.

UC has a massive club culture with 160 clubs covering everything from sports to the arts and more. If you’re keen to do a bit of research before you head along, visit the UCSA’s handy online Clubs Directory.

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Why sign up?

  • You’ll meet new people and get a chance to make friends.
  • You’ll find out where the best events are happening (food festivals, gigs, fashion shows, quiz nights, lunchtime BBQs – clubs organise a massive range of events).
  • It’s a great way to gain academic support.
  • You can explore a hobby with like-minded people.
  • Some of the roles involved in UC clubs can qualify for your co-curricular record (CCR) .

You can sign up to more than one if you’re extra keen, and your club experience will generally depend on the kind of club(s) you join, and how much you personally want to be involved. Have a chat to the clubs to find out more, and we’ll see you there.

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