Category Archives: Events and entertainment

Events, movies, concerts, books, funny stuff…you name it – we’re talking about it!

What’s on this exam period?

Are you feeling the pressure of exams and in need of a break? Look no further than “The Living Room,” your oasis of relaxation right next to the bookshop.

UC Student Wellbeing has transformed “The Living Room” from October 24th to October 27th, 2023, between 9am and 3:30pm to be your go-to spot for serenity. Enjoy a range of delights, including complimentary mocktails, pastries, and more.

But that’s not all! Immerse yourself in cosy vibes, bond with friends, create your own personalised tea blend to take home, contribute to a collaborative paint-by-numbers mural, revel in board games, or relax with calming colouring activities.

Additionally, on October 26, 2023, at 2:30 pm, you can channel your inner artist at “Paint and Sip” with cheese, crackers, and an array of non-alcoholic beverages.

We’ve also reserved dedicated study areas for you to concentrate on your learning. During these times, our team will surprise you with snack and fruit deliveries to boost your study sessions.

Undercroft101 Study Space

  • 24 October 2023 12pm-4.30pm
  • 25 October 2023 9.30am-2.30pm

Community Hub Study Space

  • 26 October 2023 8.30am-4.30pm
  • 27 October 2023 8.30am-4.30pm

For more information follow us on the UC Wellbeing Instagram to keep updated with wellbeing events, tips and activities.

Free online sustainability conference

UC has signed up and now all UC students can register for the 21st Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) conference for free.

If you are studying in a sustainability-related area or you’re concerned about the planet or you want to get together with others to network or share ideas, this is for you. The ACTS Conference – The Future of Sustainability is a virtual event that promises to inspire, educate, and empower you!

With four afternoons of engaging sessions, expert speakers, and networking opportunities, this conference is your gateway to the latest sustainability innovations, trends and best practices for the tertiary education sector. You can choose particular sessions, or sessions will be recorded so you can also watch them at a later date.

Mark these dates in your calendar…

  • November 2 – Day 1: Progress & Innovation
  • November 8 – Day 2: Leading the Transition
  • November 14 – Day 3: Transformational Campuses
  • November 16 – Day 4: Carbon & Climate

Register on the ACTS website.


Become a UC Host with the Communications and Events team

Are you energetic, enthusiastic and enjoy meeting new people? Are you looking for opportunities to get involved in exciting events? Would you like the chance to develop some new skills?

We organise a range of events that include recruitment events such as Rā Tōmene | Open Day, Rā Tūhura | Discovery Day and Herea tō waka | Welcome Day, visits by VIPs, the opening of new University buildings, community events, as well as public lectures, employers fairs for current students and Graduation. The team is also responsible for managing and leveraging UC’s partnerships.

As a team of five, we rely on the support of UC Hosts to assist us in running and delivering these events and are currently looking for energetic, confident and professional UC students studying in 2024 to join our team as UC Hosts!


This is a casual based role and is open to current students studying either part time or full time (including postgraduate study). It is an exciting, fun and diverse job and covers everything from assisting with event and venue set-up, greeting and assisting guests, assisting with promotional activities as well as activations.

This role is also listed as one of the recognized activities under the Co-curricular Record (CCR) programme. Your work as a UC Host could help you gain the skills and attributes outside of your academic study that set you up even further for your future career opportunity!

So, if you’re planning to study at UC in 2024, are energetic, reliable, confident, keen to meet new people and contribute towards UC’s success, then we would love to hear from you! Applications close on 18 October – find out more and submit your application here.