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UC SVA Connect the Community | Hononga Tūao 2023

The UC Student Volunteer is excited to present our first large-scale volunteering event of term 3: Connect the Community!  On Saturday 29th July, join 300 students for a morning of meaningful volunteering with the Christchurch community!  This will be followed by a chance to socialise and enjoy free food, live entertainment and sustainability stalls courtesy of some amazing UC clubs and community groups.  With a focus on sustainability, mental health and bringing together the UC student community and the wider Canterbury community, this is not an event to be missed!


Saturday 29th July, volunteering 9:30am-1pm, Hub space 1pm-4pm.

Please meet outside Haere-Roa at 8:30, buses will leave around 8:45am.


The location and projects will be announced on Monday 17th July!


We will provide transport, equipment, snacks, and a hot lunch – all for FREE!

Sign ups will go live on Tuesday 18th July at 10am, so keep an eye on our social media or come and visit us at Clubs Day!  There will be a limited number of tickets available, so make sure you get in quick!

There will also be an array of stalls at the Hub space that you can purchase from!  More information about the stalls will be released on our social media over the next few weeks.

Facebook: UC Student Volunteer Army

Instagram: @uc_sva

Kia tūao, e tū ki te ao.

Be a volunteer, stand up in the world!

What’s on for Plastic Free July

It’s Plastic Free July! And we are marking this international awareness month by highlighting some great UC research, projects and engagement opportunities.

We have some fun events for you to be part of to help continue the conversation around single-use plastics while living Ngā Uara | Our Values, especially tiakitanga – looking after our resources and people.

What’s on

Monday 17 July: Join the challenge – For our 150th year, we’re challenging UC students and staff to come up with 150 ways to replace single-use plastic items. Contribute your way by commenting on Instagram @ucnz and @ucsustain – there are prizes up for grab!

Friday 21 July: At the Te Rua Makerspace you can make your own beeswax wrap from 11am until 1pm – this is a great chance to go and get involved.

Learn more about Plastic Free July on our website, where you can find research, as well as our events and activations. You can also visit the UC News for articles and interviews on plastic in the circular-economy and video on research into helping consumers reduce their plastic use while shopping.

We look forward to seeing you taking part in Plastic Free July and diving into the activations, news and videos.

Ngā mihi,