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Designing College House

Aotearoa New Zealand’s first university college, UC’s hall of residence College House, was recently awarded Category 1 historic place status by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga.

The current buildings were designed by Sir Miles Warren, and gained Warren and Mahoney the New Zealand Institute of Architects’ Gold Medal in 1969.

The video below captures the essence of Sir Miles’ design and the stories behind the architecture.

For more information about this significant hall of residence, visit the College House website.

UC Accommodation wins student experience excellence award

UC Accommodation has won the Excellence in Student Experience Award at an Australasian Association of College and University Housing Officers (AACUHO) awards ceremony in Hobart, Australia, this week.

uni hallUniversity of Canterbury Accommodation (UCA) in partnership with Campus Living Villages (CLV) received the award for its Healthy Learning Community programme for first-year students at University Hall student accommodation village in 2016.

The award was presented at the annual AACUHO awards dinner on 9 May.  UCA is run by Campus Living Villages.

UC Executive Director of Student Services and Communications | Kaihautū Matua Ākonga me te Whakapā, Lynn McClelland, has congratulated CLV on the win.

“This international award is a testament to the partnership we have developed over the past 10 years, working together to give our students the best introduction to student life at UC,” Ms McClelland says.

“In 2016, CLV implemented a number of initiatives to support a Healthy Learning Community which has created a more engaged community within the halls. Positive outcomes have been measurable, with Uni Hall achieving a 23% increase in first preference applications for 2017.”

Photoshoot at University Hall showing students in their rooms, dining room, lounge, bedrooms, etc, 11.3.15

CLV Director of Operations Dion Brown says the decision to implement the Healthy Learning Community programme came from the need to ensure residents achieve social and academic success through their living environment while at university.

“When we reviewed our programme we saw the need to implement a contemporary youth engagement model that focused on communication, development and positive well-being. The entire UCA team is involved in the engagement with our residents, especially those first-year students beginning their journey at the University of Canterbury.”

Initiatives included additional recruitment and training of Residential Assistants (RA) providing tutoring and pastoral care support, developing a village Student Council and an increase in community-based initiatives, such as a working with the UC Student Volunteer Army.

uni hall 2RA training also included closer involvement with the University of Canterbury’s Student Success, Support and Development Teams, connecting UCA student residents with numerous University services to assist them with any issues, ranging from their health and wellbeing to financial and academic support.

“Although we have brought a focus to personal development and academic success, UCA is still a fun place to live while studying.”

AACUHO is the premier professional organisation for all who work in student housing across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.

Staff Easter Accommodation Discount

We have accommodation available at the fantastic low rate of $49 per night for conference groups, and as a special offer to Canterbury University staff, friends and family – perfect for an Easter break.

Call us now on 03 364 2720 to book this special rate on accommodation available at Sonoda Village until 30 June 2017.
* Space is limited.

UC accommodation for groups, seminars, conferences
From late November to early February we can cater for groups up to 300, complete with catering options. If you prefer to cook we also have self-catered options available. During the winter months we have options for smaller seminars and accommodation catering for groups up to 30 people.

If you haven’t viewed the UC Accommodation facilities on the UC campus, I would be happy to show you around. Just give me a call and we will arrange for a tour.

Further information:
Christine Wilson
Campus Living Villages
Tel: 03 364 2720

Affordable campus summer stays

Are you looking for affordable accommodation over summer for you or your group?

Staying at UC Accommodation is the perfect choice, with a range of room types, catered and un-catered options, and only a short distance from local shops, entertainment and the city.

Summer Accommodation is available from December 1 2016 – February 3 2017 for University of Canterbury staff and friends at a discounted rate from only $40 per person/per night. Simply log on to the Campus Summer Stays website and use the promo code: STAYUCA. Or contact me directly for more information about booking a group.

If you haven’t visited the UC Accommodation facilities on the University of Canterbury campus in Ilam, we would be happy to show you around. Just get in touch and we can arrange a tour or supply further information.

Contact – Christine Wilson

Campus Living Villages

Tel: 03 364 2720

Conference/Seminar and Accommodation Facilities

During the winter months UC Accommodation Student Village has options for smaller seminars and catering for groups up to 30.

Winter Nights Special Accommodation Discount
$49 per person/per night or $199 per week*

For accommodation of 5 nights or more the use of the Seminar room is FREE.

*Valid from now until 30 June 2016.  Terms and conditions apply.

Note: From late November to early February UC Accommodation Student Village, can cater for groups of up to 300 with flexibility to cater or self-cater.

To view Sonoda Village or for a conference quote contact:

Christine Wilson
UCA Conference Coordinator
Campus Living Villages
9 Maidstone Road, Ilam
Christchurch 8140
Tel: 364 2720 or Internal: 3498