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Coming to Campus: UCSA’s O.Week 2021

This year’s O.Week is set to be a cracker, with the UCSA organising over 20 events to entertain and welcome UC’s new students to campus. Among our free events are BBQs, movies and the ever-popular Clubs Day.

For event news and photos, be sure to follow the Students’ Association online: @theucsa on Facebook and @ucsa_nz on Instagram.

Free Event Calendar

Postgrad BBQ: 11 February, 5pm to 7pm at Haere-roa

Te Whiringa: 16 February, 7pm to 11pm at Haere-roa

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

Pepsi Max Movie Night (R16): 21 February, 8pm to 10pm at Haere-roa

Lunch on The Lawn: 22 February, 11am to 2pm at Haere-roa

Clubs Day: 23–24 February, 11am to 2pm at C-Block

Summer Starter Expo: 25 February, 10am to 2pm at Haere-roa

QCanterbury Welcome BBQ: 26 February, 4pm to 7pm at the Haere-roa Ampitheatre

Workshops following feedback on UC’s organisational structure

Kia ora koutou,

Thank you for submitting your feedback and views on the shape and structure of UC, this has all been given to the Vice-Chancellor to read.

Further to the Vice-Chancellor’s messages, the below opportunities are available for you to join workshops in person. The purpose of these workshops are to contribute further to the discussion about the questions asked by the VC:

  • What structural arrangements may best enable our academic mission and aspirations?
  • How should we oversee academic planning at a University level e.g. our curriculum, our approach to teaching, learning and assessment, and our research strategy?
  • What is the best relationship between our academy and our service units to enhance effectiveness as a university, enabling greater cohesion and reducing duplication?

These workshops are for any academic and professional/general staff who are not on Academic Board. Light refreshments will be available during the session, and we ask that you bring your own full water bottle. If you would like to attend, please register by Thursday 11 February so we can ensure there is enough seating and catering.

An Academic Board workshop is also scheduled for 12 February. Board members will have already received their invitation. However if they are unable to attend that workshop, they are welcome to register for a workshop listed above.

Please direct any questions to

The VC’s communications can be found here:

Ngā mihi nui

Upgrade of our Isilon file storage – temporarily affecting users of (K Drive)

On Friday 29th January from 6pm we will be completing a rolling upgrade of our Isilon file storage which serves (including P Drive, K Drive).
Each node will reboot one at a time. When the node you are connected to reboots, clients will experience the following impact:

SMB (Windows shares):
• Connection will drop.
• The application may send an error message.
• The client can immediately re-establish the connection to another Isilon node by starting a new connection to

The upgrade process will occur over approximately 6 hours and it is unknown exactly when each reboot will occur, but most clients will only be impacted by one of the 8 reboots.
It is recommended to avoid working on on this day if possible to avoid any impact from the upgrade.

Note: If you are using Offline Files for your P Drive on a laptop while off the network you will not be impacted.

Celebrate the next generation of entrepreneurs at the UCE Summer Startup Showcase

UCE Summer Startup Showcase

The UC Centre for Entrepreneurship’s Summer Startup Programme is a 10-week accelerator which gives students an opportunity to fast-track their business ventures and social enterprises. The Showcase features pitches from the top 10 teams and is your chance to witness Canterbury innovation at its finest. Over 250 seats have already been reserved – make sure you secure your free ticket, now!

Thursday, 4 February at The Piano, 156 Armagh Street, Christchurch.

  • 5:00pm Doors open
  • 5:30pm Pitches and awards
  • 6:30pm Networking, drinks and nibbles

Run Canterbury – Tackling half marathons together since ages ago

Are you looking to compete in your first 1/2 marathon in 2021?   Or maybe you just want to set a 5km or 10km goal first?   It can be daunting at first, but with the right support, it’ll be a cinch!

runners completing the dunedin half marathon
Gary Gin looking fresh completing the Dunedin Half Marathon

Run Canterbury is a small group of keen runners of all abilities, who just want to run!   We meet Tuesday and Thursday  evenings at the RecCentre, and sometimes in the hills on the weekends, to go for a run!   We have beginner, intermediate and advanced groups who head out for a trot rain or shine (but not hail or snow).   There’s an experienced leader of the pack, who’ll guide you round the course, and you can ask all your running questions at the end while you stretch.   It’s a friendly, relaxed and supportive group, and you’ll probably make some new friends too.

What’s the goal?

2021 sees us training for the Hanmer Half  or Wanaka Half, both on Saturday 1st May, but you can opt for the other distances if you prefer.   You can choose the destination that works best for you, the training will be the same.

Why join Run Canterbury?

Because we’re good at what we do!  We’ve got experience (over 25years operating), a great crew, and an affordable price.

  • 2x lead pack runs per week, plus some bonus ones on weekends
  • Full 12 week training plan for in-between pack runs
  • Online community support
  • Athlete educations seminars (recovery, nutrition, raceday)
  • More benefits – see our website for full list and more info
  • First meeting and pack run on Tuesday 2nd March, 2021
The investment?
  • UC Students & Staff, UC RecCentre Members (first time with Run Canterbury) $95
  • Community $155
  • Any returning participant $80

Check around, we’re confident you won’t find a better value running group!   If you’d like more information, check our website.  You can also email or just take the plunge and register online now.  

Let’s do this!
UC Rec & Sport