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Save money, enrol at the Health Centre today!

UC Health Centre
UC Health Centre

A visit to the doctor can be pretty expensive right? Which is why it’s awesome that you can visit a doctor’s office on UC grounds, and pay a cheaper fee!

However just be aware that as a student of Canterbury University, you’re not automatically enrolled for the Health Centre. Sign up by Monday 23 February 2015, otherwise you’ll miss the strict deadline and be stuck paying for doctors visits while other students get them for free. If you’re an international student it works a little different as you must have insurance cover, so talk to the friendly Health Centre staff about that.

You’re welcome to use the Health Centre without enrolling, but you’ll end up paying more. Luckily it’s really easy to sign up as a patient! Just fill out the patient enrolment form and hand it in at the Health Centre.


  • The Health Centre also provides a fantastic counselling service which you are welcome to use if you need it. In most cases this service is free to students who have paid their levy.
  • Quality physiotherapy treatment is another provided service.  There is no charge for the first appointment if it’s covered by ACC.

What you may need to know: 

  • Medical appointments are 15 minutes long. If you think you’ll require longer please advise the receptionist when you book!
  • If your needs are urgent (such as an emergency) you will be seen to on that day.
  • You will be charged for an appointment even if you don’t show up. Call the receptionist to cancel if you think you won’t make it.

If you have any further enquiries about the UC Health Centre please email healthcentre@canterbury.ac.nz or give them all call: 364 2402.

Lounge around in the History lounge!

Student space - History
Student space – History

Have you wondered before what the money you put into your student levy goes towards? Well, one of the great things it’s contributed to this year is the new student lounge in the bottom floor of the History building. So what’s so great about this space you may be thinking? Well…

  1. It’s like a tropical island on a cold winter’s day. Seriously! It may be freezing throughout Puaka-James Hight and raining cats and dogs outside, but the History building is like a cosy, warm slice of heaven. This climate keeps your fingers mobile enough to smash out some study, and also provides a pleasant napping spot…
  2. There are microwaves in a small kitchenette area which are less of a traffic jam than the ones in the Undercroft, so you can actually heat-and-eat before you need to be in class!
  3. The lounge has various seating options! OOH I hear you say, different seats. Much wow. Nah, but fo’real it’s pretty cool. There are tables for eating/studying, couches for chilling/sleeping, and bar stools and benches for pretending you’re in a fancy hipster café/sitting up high.
  4. Don’t you hate it when the study rooms in the library are all booked out! Well now you can make use of the two rooms in the History building available for study groups, and super-secret meetings.
  5. The building is smack bang in the middle of multiple lecture theatres which means you can easily rush from there to your next class in either: Law, both A lecture theatres, Locke, Logie and the Psychology building.

As spaces continue to change around UC it’s important to make the most of all the new study spaces/chillout zones on campus as they pop up. After all, you practically paid for a tiny percentage of it. Own that percentage. That bit is yours!

Don’t let sore teeth hurt your pocket!

Did you know in the last year part of your student levy has gone towards supplying you with subsidised dental care?

The UCSA has worked towards giving students fantastic discounts on dental care in the last year. It has been heavily used by students since it began as we all know, without these awesome prices, the cost of dentist visits is a lot more than your allowance or living costs can afford you!

If you would like to book an appointment then go to dash tickets (http://dashtickets.co.nz/) and search for UCDental and select an appointment on there!