Tag Archives: Sustainability

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 jam.kelly@canterbury.ac.nz 🌻

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.

Free bike skill workshops

Want to start biking to uni?

If you haven’t been on a bike for a while or want to take your confidence and skills to a new level, then our free bike skill workshops are for you!

Sessions range from covering the basics such as how to fit a helmet and use gears correctly, to helping you travel through intersections, and navigating on-road cycle lanes in busier traffic.

The workshops are completely free and held on and around UC campus during lunchtime. Loan bikes and helmets can be provided on request.

Three sessions are coming up for our UC community in March:

  • Tuesday 5 March, 12pm – 1pm
  • Tuesday 12 March, 12pm – 1pm
  • Tuesday 19 March, 12pm – 1pm

Registration is essential as spots are limited. Please contact chloe.sutton@canterbury.ac.nz for more details and to register your interest.

Learn more about how UC is supporting cyclists here.