New working bee time added

Autumn brings more time in the māra (garden)!

As well as the regular Friday afternoon working bee, we are now also offering an extra working bee at UC’s community garden on Tuesday mornings from 10am – 12pm. Working bees run all year, including in the holidays.


Drop in for your weekly fix of gardening, fresh air, tea and chats. All volunteers get to take home a share of the fresh harvest. 🥕

Learn more about Te Ngaki o Waiutuutu | Waiutuutu Community Garden here. Follow us @waiutuutugarden on Instagram to learn about our upcoming events and workshops.

If you have any questions about the garden, get in touch with UC Community Gardens Coordinator, Jam, on 🌻

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!

Free bike servicing on campus

Did you know UC offers free bike servicing on campus? 🚲

Dr Bike is a free weekly service provided by the UC Sustainability Office, where students and staff can have their bikes looked at and fixed up by Dr Bike mechanics.

This service provides free basic maintenance and repairs such as puncture repair, tuning brakes and oiling chains. You can drop anytime during the session and it’s completely free.

When: Weekly* on Thursday afternoons, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Where: Near C Block Lawn. Look for the red flag.

*Dr Bike runs during term time only. The last two sessions for term one are Thursday 21st and 28th March. Dr Bike will then be back from Thursday 2 May.

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