Tag Archives: First-years

Welcome to UC

Last week we welcomed new students and whānau to campus for Orientation Day.

Check out the O Day Welcome video we used to introduce students to UC.


Audition for UC Consortia Chamber Choir

Do you want to be a part of Consortia: The University of Canterbury Chamber Choir 2017? 
Directed by Susan Densem, well-known throughout Australasia as a professional singer, choral conductor and voice teacher, Consortia is a choir that is going places. You could even earn points towards your degree for being a part of it! (Check MUSA 190 This is an auditioned choir, open to students and non-students.

Contact for more information or to apply now:music@canterbury.ac.nz

Applications due by Wednesday 22 February

We’re currently updating our official webpage. In the meantime, click here to “like” the Consortia Facebook page and stay up-to-date! .

Flatting without a clue? Expo’s for you.

Did you end up in a dud flat this year? One that’s overpriced, freezing cold or equipped with an unhelpful property manager. Maybe you’re a first time flatter without a clue how the rental process works?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions I would highly recommend coming along Thursday 28 July to the flatting expo UC’s accommodation services are putting on.  It’s about this time that students start sorting out a place to live next year.

The team has brought together representatives from rental companies and from organisations such as Tenants Protection Association that provide advocacy and support for tenants. CEA’s curtain bank stall will also be there where you can organise free curtains for your flat if yours are not up to standard.

I’ll be there along with other students from Engineers Without Borders (EQB) and UCSA and we’ll be providing unsolicited advice about our experiences flatting and what you should be looking for.

For all you first timers –  to help you make your first time a good one there will also be a Flatting 101 seminar run at 12:15pm.

Come and find out about:

  • The renting process and what you should be looking for in a flat
  • Hot tips for staying warm and healthy
  • Your rights as tenants
  • How to deal with rental agencies and landlords

See you there!

Alex – Engineers Without Borders (The Warm Homes Initiative)

Flatting Expo: Thursday 28 July from 11.30am to 2.00pm in the Undercroft