UCSA blog

World University Debating Championships

Last year UC Debsoc received a grant from the UCSA to attend the World University Debating Championships. 

UCSA Grant: UC Wine Club Winery Tour

Our day started off with having some Cava and pastries on the patio outside the Staff Club while we waited for the bus to arrive.

UCSA Grant: Debating Wom*n's

On the 22nd September, two members of the UC Debating Society flew to Canberra to participate in the Australasian Wom*n’s Development Competition. This involved competing in six British Parliamentary Style Debates.

ARISE Conference

ARISE Conference 2017 was an incredible weekend for each student that attended with us. Having this opportunity allowed students to grow their leadership, their social opportunities and importantly their spiritual...

Homestead Lane Speed Limit

With so much student accommodation nearby, Homestead Lane is busy at the best of times, with buses, cars, pedestrians and cyclists.


Take care around construction sites on campus. Kia mataara!

Student Life National Conference at El Rancho

With help from the UCSA, Student Life Canterbury made it to our National Conference at El Rancho, north of Wellington.  Since the clubs from North and South Island Universities join...

UC Sustainability Awards

Nominate them (or yourself!) for a sustainability AwardStudent or staff research projects?

Half AGM

NZ Hockey Affiliates Tournament in Napier

The ‘Affiliates Hockey Tournament’ is a showcase culture and flair on the sporting stage. NZ Indians, NZ Maori, NZ Seniors, NZ Universities, Australian Country, and Hawkes Bay (hosts) go head...

Round 3 of Grants and Further Affiliations!

Each year the UCSA has $50,000 in General Grants, and $35,000 in Sports Grants to award toward club activities. For more information please see the UCSA Grant Policy, or email clubs@ucsa.org.nz.

AGM Agenda 2017

See the link below for the full agenda for the 2017 UCSA AGM.AGM Agenda 2017

Winterlude Charity Fight Night!

The Winterlude Charity Fight Night will take place at the UCSA Events Centre on the 22nd of July 2017 and applications are now open for this year’s fighters!!!

Menstrual Emergency programme

The UCSA has launched our 'Menstrual Emergency' programme.Any student urgently requiring sanitary products can simply come to our front desk and ask.The programme was recently mentioned on TVNZ1's Seven Sharp.

UCSA Grants and Affiliations

UCSA Affiliation and Grants!

Student Levy

If you're a UC student, you may have noticed that you pay a Student Levy as part of your fees.This handy video guide lets you know what the Levy is...

O-Week 2017

O-Week 2017 combo tickets coming soon...

Charity Fight Night: A Photo Essay

UC journalism student Alex Lim has produced a photo essay on the UCSA's Charity Fight Night held as part of the Winterlude festival. Enjoy! 

Record Turnout For UCSA Elections

The 2017 UCSA Executive elections saw a record turnout of voters.

Charity Fight Night raises $20K!

The Winterlude Charity Fight Night saw 18 UC students fight it out in The Foundry Bar on Friday 22nd of July.

Student Life Canterbury attend conference

SUBMITTED BY STUDENT LIFE CANTERBURY:Due to the UCSA grant Student Life Canterbury were able to attend the Student Life South Island annual conference.

Half AGM

UCSA Exec have called the Half AGM!It will take place: Wednesday July 2012pmUndercroft 101Show up for FREE LUNCH and win up to $200!It will be your chance to bring into...

Congratulations Josiah!

Josiah Tualamali’I has taken out the Supreme Award at the Canterbury Youth Awards 2016.Congratulations!

Canterbury Youth Awards 2016

The Canterbury Youth Awards will be held in The Foundry on Friday 24th June.Several UC students are nominated for awards across the different categories:HURUNUISean RyanSean plays an active role in the Hurunui...

FREE exam breakfasts - on NOW!

Come on down to the Undercroft and get your FREE HOT BREAKFAST to help you get through the exam period.Doors open at 8am, and we keep serving until we run...

UCSA reacts to Labour's education policy

PRESS RELEASE 2/2/16 UCSA-Media-release-Labour-policy-2-February-2016.pdf

New UCSA Building

The original Students’ Association building was badly damaged in the 2011 Canterbury earthquake. The UCSA are now extremely excited to have commissioned a brand new, state-of-the-art building that is scheduled...