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Volunteering Opportunities with Children’s University

Te Mātāpuna Mātātahi | Children’s University is looking for volunteers to help with our Campus Experience Days on 24 June, 26 June, and 4 September which will see over 750 tamariki come onto Campus and engage in a range of fun activities at UC. Volunteers will guide tamariki around campus and support them with a range of fun activities at UC.

Children’s University encourages 7 to 14 year olds to engage in exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside of the classroom. The aim of the programme is to support young people’s aspirations for higher education and encourage lifelong learning. This short video provides an overview of the programme –

Volunteers play an important part in helping us deliver the programme and we have a range of roles available for students to support us.

If you can help, please register using this online form  or email us directly on

Please note we may undertake a reference check to ensure suitability to work with children.

Protect yourself and others

Getting a flu jab is your best defence against the virus this winter.

Domestic UC students enrolled at the UC Health Centre will be able to get FREE flu vaccines from 3 April 2024. For international and domestic students who are not currently enrolled at the Health Centre, the UCSA and the UC Health Centre are offering 1000 FREE flu vaccinations.

How to get your vaccine

  • Phone reception and book an appointment at the UC Health Centre on 03 369 4444 (ext. 94444) or contact your registered medical provider to book with them instead.
  • Please don’t come to the Health Centre if you feel unwell and phone reception to let them know

If you have any questions regarding the vaccine, please contact UC Health Centre or your own medical practice. For further useful information, visit the Ministry of Health’s website.

UCount Survey & Chance to Win $200 Pak’nSave voucher!

It’s time to participate in the annual course-taking student experience survey!

E pēhea ana tō noho ki UC? How’s your experience at UC going?

We’re interested in hearing about your experiences at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury. The survey will take about 15-20 minutes to complete, with the option to save and come back. We use your feedback to adjust how we support students both now and in the future. Upon completion of the survey, you’ll automatically be entered to win a heap of exciting prizes!

To tell us what counts to you…

  • Take the survey via the link sent to your UC email inbox OR
  • Access using this link OR
  • Scan the QR code below.

(Note: you’ll need your UC Student ID and Usercode if you access via the URL/QR Code).

UCount 2024 QR Code
He aha te take o tēnei kaupapa? Why bother?

The results of the UCount are delivered across the University, so that support staff, teaching staff, and decision-makers alike are more aware of what it means to be a UC student and what needs to be put in place to ensure your success. This is important for making informed decisions that will affect students, just like you.

He aha te take o ngā puiaki? But what about the prizes?

By submitting your survey, you automatically go in the draw to win…

  • Grand Prizes (4 winners): $200 Pak’nSave supermarket voucher! 
    • Tip: submit your survey in the first week (by 9am on Monday 25 March), and get 3x the entries into the grand prize! 
  • Second Place Prizes (4 Winners): $50 Pak’nSave supermarket vouchers!
  • Weekly Spot Prizes:
    • Uni Pharmacy Vouchers
    • Ancestral Buy 1, Get 1 vouchers
    • University Book Shop vouchers and Penguin Classic books
    • UCSA Cafe and food outlet vouchers
    • and more! 

If you have any questions or concerns, please email the survey team at


Please note, the UCount survey is for all students in undergraduate programmes through taught postgraduate programmes.

If you are in a research masters or PhD/doctoral programme, you are not eligible to participate in the UCount but you’ll have a chance to have your say later in the year in the UC Postgraduate Experience Questionnaire!