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Support for those affected by the situation in Afghanistan

Kia ora koutou,

We are saddened to hear about the situation currently unfolding in Afghanistan and wanted to check in with students who may be affected.

We understand this may be a challenging time for you and your whānau and it could have an impact on your ability to stay focused on your studies.

There are dedicated support services available at UC if you need assistance or to talk to someone over the coming days and weeks. Please feel free to make contact with Atawhai Ākonga | Student Care or any one of the support services listed below.

Support services

(Please call to make a booking at the Health Centre as they are unable to accept walk-ins while we are under Covid Alert Level 4.)

We encourage you to reach out if you need to, the UC community is here to support you during this time.

Kia kaha,
Atawhai Ākonga | Student Care team

The UCSA: What’s on offer at your Students’ Association?

With Semester One in full swing, we hope you’re settling into campus life! If you’re new around here, allow us to introduce ourselves: we’re the University of Canterbury Students’ Association (or The UCSA) and we’re here to help you get the most out of your time at uni!

Led by a governance team of elected student reps, the UCSA is independent from the University, and we run a heap of student-focused support services, fun events, and even some great bars and cafes.

We’d definitely encourage you to explore our services – a few of them are highlighted below, but do check out our website for the full picture.  You can also stay connected with us through social media: @theUCSA on Facebook and @ucsa_nz on Instagram.

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Events:

  • Orientation and Re-Orientation
  • Wellness Expos
  • Gigs
  • Award ceremonies
  • Free daytime activations

Club Support:

  • We provide support to 160 clubs and societies on campus

Clubs day

Support Services:

  • Independent student advocacy
  • Subsidised dental service
  • Subsidised optometry
  • Early learning centres
  • Welfare and financial services
  • Class representatives
  • Borrow a bike
  • Borrow a calculator
  • Charger library
  • Menstruation support

UCSA help

Food and Beverage Outlets:

  • The Foundry
  • Café 1894
  • Chilton’s
  • Collective
  • Nuts & Bolts
  • Oishii
  • Otto
  • The Food Court

Media:

  • Facebook @theUCSA
  • Instagram @ucsa_nz
  • CANTA magazine

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