Category Archives: Equity and Diversity

UCSA Presents: Pride Week ’24

UCSA Pride Week 18th March - 28th March 2024

18th March – 28th March 2024

Join us for a fun-filled Pride Week with various events to celebrate the vibrant and diverse Rainbow Community right here on campus!

Rainbow Lunch – Monday 18th March | 12 pm – 2 pm | Haere-roa Amphitheatre

Bring your friends and celebrate the amazing rainbow community. take a snap in our photo booth to add to our ‘ally wall’; a space to show how large the support is for the rainbow community. – Register here for catering purposes.

QCanterbury Quiz Night – Wednesday 20th March | 6 pm | Ti-kouka

Bring your friends or join forces with fellow queer students and allies for a fun night of queer trivia.

Pride Night – Friday 22nd March | 8 pm – Late | The Foundry

Our annual Pride Night is back! With multiple performances, and new cocktails available. this will be one you won’t want to miss! Dress up in your most fabulous Pride-themed outfit and be in the chance to win your share of $200 worth of foundry vouchers!

Drag Brunch – Saturday 23rd March | 10 am – 2 pm | The Foundry

Join us for our first-ever boozy brunch! Book a seat*, eat some brekky, have a few drinks, and watch some magnificent queens and kings steal the show.

*Performers are still to be announced and tickets will be available soon.

Holi Festival – Thursday 28th March | 2 pm – 6 pm | Haere-Roa Lawn

A collaboration with the UC Indian Student Association and Q Canterbury, we are combining the amazing colour-throwing festival with Christchurch pride! join us in a fun outdoor event, with performances, music and food- and get ready to get messy!

*This is a dry Holi, please do not bring any water guns or other water vessels.

Celebrating International Women’s Day!

Share your favourite tips, tricks, and recommendations to lend support to fellow women seeking advice across various topics. Whether it’s related to mental health, careers, fitness, auto mechanics, relationships, hobbies, gaming, cooking – you name it, we’re eager to hear it!

Let us in on what you wish you had known, what you think others should know, or the strategies that proved most helpful in those areas. Whether it’s a simple suggestion for great dining spots in Christchurch, insights into where to find the best petite or plus-size clothing, navigating career challenges, or coping with life’s twists and turns – we want to hear your valuable advice.

If your guidance doesn’t fit into any of the listed topics, feel free to drop it in the ‘OTHER’ category. Your advice could make a significant difference to someone else’s journey!

Share you tips here through this submission form.

Prizes will only be given to UC Students only. Each comment entered classed as 1x entry. The more tips and tricks you have to share, the more likely your name will be drawn for a double pass to the Two Raw Sister’s Workshop voucher (Female Owned!).

What you write may be printed out for our International Women’s Day event, happening from 12-2pm on Friday the 8th of March in Ti Kouka in Haere Roa. Please let us know if you would like to remain anonymous by clicking ‘yes’ or ‘no’ below in the ‘Entry Details’ section.