What else is happening?
Undercroft 101 and Engineering Core
UC staff and students will be on hand to greet you in the Welcome Centre to help you plan and make the most of your day. Luggage storage is also available here. The Welcome Centres close at the conclusion of Open Day, 5pm.
The Info Hub in the Undercroft, level 1 of Puaka-James Hight is the place to go to talk to college, Student Liaison and UC staff representatives as well as members of the University of Canterbury Students' Association (UCSA).
At the Info Hub you’ll find all the information you need on courses, careers, degree planning, scholarships, funding, and learning resources with additional information for Māori and Pacific students.
If you miss a college or information session, don’t worry, student advisors at the Info Hub will be able to answer your questions and advise of other sessions running throughout the day.
UCSA in the Undercroft
What will UCSA do for you? Come and find out in Undercroft 101
The UCSA offers everything from general advice and support, welfare and advocacy, to just having fun at some of UC’s most well-known events. There’re over 140 clubs and societies here to help you make the most of who you are and to explore and experience something completely new.
Come and check out what our exciting new Students’ Association building will look like when it opens in 2019.
Check out the UCMe exhibition in the Undercroft walkway.
The UCMe campaign profiles the inspiring stories of some of our many talented and extraordinary students. Their stories show what they have been able to achieve by taking everything UC offers and transforming it into their own unique experience.
International food market
Eat your way along the C-Block walkway.
The International Food Market will keep you warm on this winter day. Try tasty morsels, and delicious delights from the food trucks along the walkway. Remember to bring some spare change, Eftpos will be available at some stalls but not all.
Open Day Lunch with the Māori Student Development Team
Prospective Māori students and whānau are invited to meet the Māori Student Development Team for lunch on Open Day. Lunch is from 11.30am - 1.30pm in Te Ao Mārama.
Parents and Whānau Centre
Parents and whānau are welcome to take a break on Open Day in the Accommodation Hub in the lower concourse of Matariki building. Help yourself to a cup of tea or coffee and take the opportunity to speak with members from Student Success, ask questions about what support is available on campus and how UC support your student to succeed. You can also ask questions about accommodation options, fees and scholarship opportunities.
Try out the UC RecCentre for FREE on Open Day! Just head along to the Student Services plinth in the Info Hub, and collect your free pass. You can hit up the gym, play squash or join in one of the fantastic group fitness classes. Your family can come with you, but do remember you need to be 16 years old or older to use the facility.
Top Art Exhibition
The School of Fine Arts will be hosting the Top Art exhibition, a touring exhibition featuring NCEA Level 3 portfolios that gained excellence in visual arts in 2017.
Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities
Beyond the Grave: Death in Ancient Times
Despite the distance of time it is possible to catch a glimpse of what death meant for ordinary Greeks and Romans through the artefacts they left behind. Beyond the Grave includes poignant inscriptions on tombstones, dramatic scenes and plays, carefully sculptured memorials, and detailed images of funeral rites painted on vases. All these point to the fact that in ancient times, as now, how we approach the subject of death can reveal a great deal about what each of our cultures value most about life.
Wednesday – Sunday 11am – 3pm, Level 1, UC Arts City, 3 Hereford Street, Christchurch (entrance off The Arts Centre South Quad)