Vibrant student community

At UC your education doesn't end at the lecture theatre door. Join a community where you can be who you are and do what you love.

Clubs at Canterbury

Supporting over 130 clubs and organising regular festivals and on-campus entertainment, UCSA is one of the most socially active students’ associations in the country. You will soon feel at home and make loads of new friends at UC, as there's something to suit everyone’s interests and abilities.

The Student Volunteer Army is one of the many clubs at the heart of the community culture at UC. The group sprang up during the 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquakes and has successfully switched from helping homeowners shovel liquefaction to sustainably serving the community. 

Visit the University of Canterbury Students Association to find out more about clubs at UC. 

A diverse student population

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With around 14,000 students, UC's student population is diverse. Students from cities, suburbs and small towns across 80 countries, representing every ethnic and religious background, makes it hard not to stay busy at a campus as vibrant as UC's.

Always something to do

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While focusing on your studies and investing in your future is important, so is a well-balanced lifestyle. At UC there are plenty of social and recreational activities for you to choose from when you need a break from studying. 

Find out about what is happening at UC by visiting events at UC, the UCSA events calendarUniversity of Canterbury Facebook page and the UC Now photo collection

Live in a supportive environment

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UC offers a range of services and support to help you settle into life at university. This includes help with accommodation, academic support, careers, counselling, healthcare and language support. 

Get familiar with what’s on offer and find out more about accommodation at UCsupport and services for new students.

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