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The Foundry reopens on campus

Big news: From Thursday 21 May, UCSA bar The Foundry is reopening on campus!

Our new hours are 4PM til 10PM Monday to Friday, and we can’t wait to welcome you back. For your wellbeing, we have a full safety plan in place, including measures to ensure social distancing.

We’ll be serving up our regular menu, which includes favourites like Thai chicken salad, Foundry fried chicken and share platters. Just make sure  that you bring your V-plate with you – it’s your ticket to some great student discounts.

As well as a tasty menu, The Foundry Quiz Night will also be making a return to campus on Tuesdays from 7pm. Sign up to The Foundry’s Facebook page for the latest updates and get your team together.

Finally we want to say a massive thank you for your ongoing support.

We’ll see you soon!

The Foundry
The Foundry will reopen with a full safety plan in place, including social distancing measures. (Note this photo was taken before COVID-19.)

This message was brought to you by the UCSA. Stay connected and follow The Foundry on Facebook or visit our website for the latest news and deals. The Foundry is located on UC’s central campus in the Haere-roa/UCSA building, 90 Ilam Road.




Join the UCSA’s AGM

The UCSA Annual Group Meeting (AGM) is coming up! Mark it in your diary because we’ll be running a competition to GIVE AWAY an amazing Xiaomi M365 e-scooter*, plus we’ll be chatting about life at the UCSA.

Students, it’s your Association, so make sure you get involved.

Date: Thursday 21 May, 12pm
Location: Online through Zoom (the Zoom link will be published on our Facebook event page closer to the meeting time)
More information: For event updates and reminders, click ‘Attend’ on our Facebook event page.

AGM Agenda

☝️ Notice of disclosure of interests of 2019 Executive members
? Minutes of the previous AGM (16 May 2019)
? 2019 President’s annual report
? 2019 Annual accounts
? Appointment of auditors
? 2020 President’s verbal update
? General Business

*T&Cs for the e-scooter competition apply.


The UCSA’s Opening Up For Level 2

These last few months have been a challenge, but the University of Canterbury Students’ Association (UCSA) is still here to support you as we move to Alert Level 2.

During the national lockdown, we shifted many of our services online and began to work remotely, but as lockdown lifts, we’re taking steps to reopen some on-campus facilities like select food and beverage outlets and Haere-roa (the UCSA building).

So what changes will you notice from Monday 18 May?


Haere-Roa will be opening its doors to students once again. Please remember that you’ll need your Canterbury Card to swipe yourself into the building, but once inside you can make a beeline to a comfy chair, or visit UCSA reception upstairs.

Haere-roa Central Street

Food and beverage

We’re also happy to announce that you’ll be able to grab your caffeine-fix or a bite to eat, Monday to Friday, from:

  • Nuts & Bolts, 9AM–3PM,
  • Collective, 9AM–2.30PM, and
  • Chilton’s, 9AM–4PM.

These outlets will be takeaway only, and we have full safety plans in place for each site. We can’t wait to welcome you back, and we appreciate your support.

University Book Shop (UBS)

Booklovers will be glad to know that UBS is reopening from Monday 18 May. And if you’re off-campus, you can also browse their goods from the comfort of your own home, through the UBS website.

Other UCSA services

If you’d like to know more about our services under Level 2, head to the COVID-19 page on our website for regular updates.

This message was brought to you by the UCSA. Stay connected and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or visit our website.