Come get your stuff fixed!

Students and staff are invited to bring along their broken items to UC Sustainability’s pop-up ‘Repair Cafe’ and have them repaired for free by our team of volunteers. Let’s all work together to keep more stuff out of landfill!

What: Repair Cafe

When: Wednesday 31 July, 11am – 1pm

Where: Te Rua Makerspace, Level 2, Puaka-James Hight Library

Drop in with your items at any time during the event. Volunteers will be able to help with:

  • Darning, hand sewing and glueing
  • General clothing and textile repair
  • Jewellery repair
  • Shoe repair including glue, stitching, sole fixing, eyelet repair and replacement
  • Industrial sewing for more heavy-duty items, like canvas or bag repair
  • Leather stitching and leather hole punching
  • Eyeglasses repair
  • Iron on patching for clothing like denim and waterproof/puffa jackets.

Item not on the list? Bring it along and we’ll see what we can do! (no electronics sorry).

If you have repair skills and would like to be involved as a volunteer, please email

This event is proudly part of Plastic Free July, supporting our community to reduce waste to landfill.

Career Conversations with and for Women and Non-Binary

Me aro koe ki te hā o Hine-ahu-one | Pay heed to the dignity and power of women.

Those who identify as women or non-binary often experience unique challenges in their career journeys.  Join us for a panel discussion featuring three inspirational and diverse speakers who will share their unique career journeys.


Tue 23 Jul 2024, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

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This event, hosted by Te Rōpū Rapuara | Careers, aims to create a supportive and safe space for women and non-binary individuals. Gain valuable insights from our panelists to help you navigate your own career journey.

Read about last year’s panel discussion here.

Ngā mihi nui,

Te Rōpū Rapuara | UC Careers

Transition sessions for new international students this July

Welcome to UC! Are you a new international student joining us this semester? We’re excited to help you settle into life in New Zealand and at UC!

If you missed our International Welcome on July 14, don’t worry—you can still sign up for our late orientation here.

We’ve got a great line-up of sessions in the Transition Programme to help you get started:

  • Eight fun and informative sessions
  • Two social pizza nights
  • Meet & Greet for Muslim students (here)

Register for our engaging sessions here and discover:

  • UC Digital Literacy
  • Succeeding at UC
  • Interacting with Cultural Diversity
  • Māori Language and Songs
  • Chit-chat with Police Officers
  • Know Your Rights
  • Life in NZ
  • Navigating Your Career in NZ (for postgraduate students)

Plus, attend all the transition sessions, and you’ll receive a special prize from Global Engagement!

If you have any questions or need more information, don’t hesitate to email us at We’re here to support you!