New to UC?

Welcome to UC! We’re stoked you’ve chosen to study with us, and we hope you have a great time here. Here’s some of the essential info you need to make the best start here: 

Check out Te Pātaka
UC’s student services hub is the first place to visit if you’ve got a question or need help with something while you’re studying at UC. Find out more.

Talk to Kaitoko
Kaitoko are first year student advisors, and can help you with your course changes, degree planning and study pathways. Find out more.

Log into AKO | LEARN
This website is the place where you’ll find things like your course materials, course calendar and online learning. It’s important to make sure you can log in and access your courses through AKO | LEARN as soon as – log in here. 

Stay on track with Analytics for Course Engagement (ACE)
ACE, which you can access through AKO | LEARN, is a handy tool that shows how your engagement with online course materials is tracking over time compared to your classmates. Find out more

Take a look at UC student guides & tips
The student guides for all the essential information you need to succeed at UC: 


 – UC Ako | Learn – Study your way to success
 – UC Oranga | Wellbeing – Look after you
 – UC Tūhura | Explore – Make the most of uni life 


 – Academic Tips 
 – Wellbeing Tips 
 – Connect Tips 

Find your way with our campus maps 
Feeling a bit lost on campus? Check where your next lecture is or where you can grab a coffee with UC Campus Maps.

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Get your FREE GYM MEMBERSHIP at the UCRecCentre sorted today!

Did you know that by paying your student levy, you get access to one of the best gyms in town , and you don’t need pay any more of your hard earned cash?    Why pay a weekly membership for a basic gym, when you can register for the UC RecCentre, and access all the things those other gyms have, plus courts, climbing and classes? 

Getting active is going to super-boost your brain power 

 You know how you feel great after the right amount of exercise, that post exercise glow?  There’s a lot going on in your brain and body to make that happen, but ultimately, you just feel a little less ‘meh’.    Regular exercise will help manage stress levels, your overall mood and your brain’s firing power.    So, just like your doctor, we recommend a little exercise every day. 

What does the RecCentre have that other gyms don’t?

LOTS OF STUFF!   We specialise in providing activities that students want, across sport, fitness and wellness.      Browse our website and have a look for yourself, but here’s a rundown:

The basic stuff
The boutique stuff 
  • FunZone complete with custom built training rig, where we offer FIT50 classes (think F45/Orange Theory style) 
  • Climbing wall  for on-campus bouldering.  Check out the UC Climbing Club for opportunities to connect with other climbers
  • A full-time Women’s Gym.  A safe space for women to train in. 
  • A boxing zone equipped with wall bags, boxing bags, water bags and glove hire is free.  Boxing fitness classes available. 
  • Spin studio with epic classes,  Mindbody room for stretching or take part in our hiphop, ballet and yoga play classes
The sport stuff

Ready to join?

  • Excellent – you just need to have paid your fees (and thus your student levy) and have completed your enrolment. 
  • Head to our sign up page for students  
  • Follow the instructions (including downloading our Rec&Sport app) and you’re almost good to go
  • Get your StudentID card.  We’ll activate it on your first visit,and you’ll need to bring it every time to get access through the gates  
  • If you have any problems, pop over to see us in-gym and our team will help you out.  

See you real soon! 
Ngā mihi
UC Rec&Sport | Te Ratonga Hākinakina 


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