Tag Archives: University of Canterbury Students Association

Otto and Oishii: New eateries on campus

Have you tried the new campus eateries Otto and Oishii yet?

Otto is a pizzeria, serving up hot slices and dirty curly fries (pro tip: add an extra flavour hit by tucking into their huge sauce collection).  They’re open Monday to Friday for coffee from 9am, then pizza from 10am till 7pm.

Then there’s Oishii, a contemporary sushi bar full of delicious rice treats. You can stop by Monday to Friday, 10am till 4pm.

You’ll find them both in the Undercroft.


Introducing your UCSA Student Exec Team 2021

The UCSA is thrilled to introduce your 2021 Student Exec! The Team are here to help represent your voice on campus, so drop them a line if you have any questions or feedback.

For more information about their work, head on over to the Students’ Association website!

The UCSA Presents: O.Week 2021

Get ready for O.Week 2021: Presented by the UCSA! We’ve put together a jam-packed week with over 20 events to welcome you to UC. If freebies are your thing, there’s plenty to choose from, including lunches, movies and markets. Dive in!

And while you’re at it, follow us on Facebook and Insta to stay connected.

Postgrad BBQ

11 February, 5pm to 7pm at Haere-roa

Postgrads, join us for a free bite and a relaxed ‘mix and mingle’ at Haere-roa this O.Week. We’ll be serving all the usual BBQ faves.

Te Whiringa

16 February, 7pm to 11pm at Haere-roa

Co-hosted with Te Akatoki – Māori Students Association of UC

Tauti mai ki Te Whiringa – join us for a night of cultural festivities! Treat your tastebuds to a selection of free Māori and Pacific kai (food) – a steam-cooked hāngi meal and delicious panikeke lapotopoto (Samoan pancakes). Come connect with the whānau of UC Māori and Pacific on campus, enjoy cultural performances and demonstrations from our Māori and Pacific community, then sit back and relax to watch a home-grown movie at our outdoor cinema.

Everyone is welcome, GF & V options available, and please bring a blanket for the movie. Tēnā, nau mai!

Ori Market

19 February, 8.30am to 2pm at C-Block Lawn

What a way to get into Friday, the Ori Market has an array of treats in store. Learn your way around campus and enjoy a meander through the stalls. There’ll also be some great club entertainment and food trucks to feed your taste buds.

Pepsi Max Movie Night (R16)

21 February, 8pm to 10pm at Haere-roa

Come down from the high of O.Week with a free movie night! Grab your friends and join us for the blockbuster comedy Blockers, with free popcorn provided by The Edge.

Lunch on the Lawn

22 February, 11am to 2pm at Haere-roa

Start the uni year off with an O.Week must-do: Lunch on The Lawn. Grab a free snag or veggie patty hot from the grill, then relax under the sun with some live music. And if you’re keen, try your hand at one of our lawn games.

Clubs Day

23–24 February, 11am to 2pm at C-Block Lawn

Dive into the real social scene here at UC: Clubs. There’s something for everyone with around 160 different clubs and societies to choose from, including sports, social, arts and academic.

Joining up is a great way to meet new people, pick up a hobby, gain academic support, or get stuck into life on and off campus.

Want to do a bit of research before you come along? Check out our online database.

Summer Starter Expo

25 February, 10am to 2pm at Haere-roa

Get yourself along to Summer Starter to chill out, focus on your wellbeing and do a little ‘life admin’. There’ll be cute fluffy animals, wellness stalls, freebies and activities to keep you busy.

QCanterbury Welcome BBQ

26 February, 4pm to 7pm at the Haere-roa Ampitheatre

Join UC student Club QCanterbury for a tasty free BBQ. The group’s primary mandate is to be a safe and welcoming social place for the sexuality and gender diverse community to meet.