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Crusaders v Lions – Cantabs 2015 opening doo

Crus logo CMYK

On the Richter scale of excitement we are well above a 6.3 I’ll tell you that for free. Basically, the Cantabs are kicking off their second season next weekend and getting in behind the Crusaders down at AMI Stadium – Saturday 14 March at 4.30pm.

After a solid debut season we’re looking to develop ourselves into a household name, allowing students to get down to all large sporting events in Canterbury and beyond for a quick buck. Probably the best deal since you were a kid and it was free to dine at Cob n Co!

We will be kicking off at The Foundry Bar just after 2pm for some burgers and beers. The buses will then drop us down at AMI in time for kick off.

For only $25 you get a ticket, bus ride to and from The Foundry, burger and fries, pint on entry! Bargain. Click here to get your tickets and be part of the awesome student match on 14 March!

We are christening the new student stand “The Bank” with a hiss and a roar so don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of it. Round up the flatties, warm up ya vocals and bring any kind of chat for what will be a historic Cantabs Doo. Lets kick off the season with a bang!

“It’s your doo!”

Angus Hawke
President Cantabs

#uccrusade #CRUvLIO #ucnow


UC’s communication channels

With university just about start again, everyone returning and a large intake of freshmen as always, it’s probably a good time to inform/update and even remind you all of UC’s official online communication channels. The channels help keep you updated on important information, useful things that you really should know and even some good gossip on and about campus.

Personally,  I think  UC’s official website is the best way to keep yourself in the know, as being the main page it has all the information and links to all other communication channels. It’s like a homepage to UC that helps you navigate to all other related pages.

Other than this, there’s always UC’s Facebook page, YouTube channel, LinkedIn page and Twitter account (@ucnz) to help keep you updated on the go.

UC on Facebook
UC on Facebook

Two other official channels owned and monitored by UC are #UC Now and this Insider’s Guide to UC blog. These take a more informal, student-oriented approach and are aimed towards engaging the student body with all the developments on campus.

Other useful official pages that are not managed by the University are the UCSA’s website and Facebook page (fb.com/theUCSA). This is the best site to follow to keep up with all the events hosted by the UCSA all through the year.

Then, there’s always all those unofficial groups and pages on Facebook (ahem, you know which ones I’m talking about) that are mighty useful and informative to an extent.

Even with all these options, it’s a good idea to follow this page closely, as it has a comprehensive collection of all things Canterbury and has a range of bloggers from UC officials to seasoned UC students. If you don’t manage to jump onto the blog, watch out in your email for a useful Insider’s Guide to UC weekly bulletin; this is a great summary sent to enrolled students throughout each semester.

The Insider’s Guide is always open to new voices to write captivating guest posts about things that students really want to hear. If you’re interested in writing guest posts just send an email to insidersguide@canterbury.ac.nz.