UC UniLife

UniLife is a peer2peer mentoring programme for students new to Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury who do not live in the halls.

Learn what UC has to offer, connect with other students, and make the most of your uni experience!

Operating as usual

Art Heist 26/05/2024

Team Kānuka completed the escape room art heist with 19 minutes 13 seconds remaining! Great job team 🏆

Art Heist CodeBreakers

Photos from UC UniLife's post 22/05/2024

Team Kānuka went to Willowbank Wildlife Reserve this week and braved the rain to get up close with a bunch of awesome animals!


Remember to bring your Canterbury Card ID to university today, as it is required to access all University buildings on Ilam campus.

Photos from UC UniLife's post 20/05/2024

Team Koromiko had an awesome night at the arcade. Where do you want to head with your UniLife team next? Drop your suggestions below ⬇️

Photos from UC UniLife's post 19/05/2024

Team Horopito, Ponga, and Harakeke had an early Saturday morning walk at the Godley Head track! Check out the beautiful weather and scenery 🚶‍♂️🚶‍♀️🚶

Photos from UC UniLife's post 17/05/2024

Happy Pink Shirt Day! 🩷 Check out the amazing cupcakes that were made in celebration of promoting kindness and inclusiveness

Photos from UC UniLife's post 14/05/2024

Scared Scriptless: New Zealand Sign Language Special at the The Court Theatre was an absolute blast on Friday night!😄 My favourite part was 'Cluedo,' it had me laughing so much, who would have thought it was the gardener, in the library with a toilet brush! What was your best moment?

Clothing Swap | Humanitix 07/05/2024

Come along to our UniLife and Student Experience Clothing Swap!
Sustainable ✅
Fun ✅
FREE clothes ✅

Clothing Swap | Humanitix Get tickets on Humanitix - Clothing Swap hosted by UniLife. Hosted on Humanitix. Wednesday 22nd May 2024. Find event information.

Uni Life Offsite, 2 May 2024 06/05/2024

Check out more Paint 'n' Sip photos here! 🖌

Photos from UC UniLife's post 03/05/2024

It was great to see you all last night at our Paint and Sip event. Check out all the talented artists! 🐟

UniLife Scared Scriptless | Humanitix 17/04/2024


May 2nd, Paint and Sip. Create your own masterpiece, have fun and indulge in fancy nibbles!
May 10th, Scared Scriptless. Come along for a night of comedy and laughs with the UniLife team!

Spaces are limited so get in quick by signing up below ⬇️


UniLife Scared Scriptless | Humanitix Come along for a night of comedy and laughs with the UniLife team!


Congratulations to all our ! 👩‍🎓🧑‍🎓👨‍🎓


Have an amazing break and see you again in term 2! 🌻


It was great seeing you all at our Easter egg hunt today!
Congratulations to Team Ponga who won a UniLife team point for the most creative photograph 🐇🙌


We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at our Pizza and Lawn Games event! Get ready for delicious kai and awesome company! 🍕


Good morning fabulous volunteers! If you're feeling a little stressed about uni like some of us, come and do a bit of gardening this Thursday 21 March from 12-2pm. Meeting outside Harae Roa at 12 🌱🌿🌻

There will be some pizza made - with other options for any dietary requirements 😁 And if you haven't had the chance to visit the Waiutuutu community garden next to the main UC campus, this is a great opportunity. Check out this event on the app and we'll see you there!!

Easter Egg Hunt- UniLife and JumpStart | Humanitix 18/03/2024

Remember to sign up for these end of term events. Get in quick, spaces are limited!

https://events.humanitix.com/jumpstart-2024-pizza-and-lawn-games Come along for delicious kai, good company, and a relaxed atmosphere!

https://events.humanitix.com/jumpstart-and-unilife-easter-egg-hunt Join in on a fun event with an Easter picture hunt! Everyone who participates will get an egg, there will be spot prizes, and some people will even get giant bunnies! There will be dietary friendly options too :D

Easter Egg Hunt- UniLife and JumpStart | Humanitix Get tickets on Humanitix - Easter Egg Hunt- UniLife and JumpStart hosted by UC Student Experience Team. Lawn between Forestry and Te Ao Mārama. Thursday 28th March 2024. Find event information.

Photos from UC UniLife's post 13/03/2024

Team Harakeke ran an amazing laser tag and mini golf event! Share your highlight from it below ⬇️

Photos from UC UniLife's post 11/03/2024

A massive 'thank you' to Te Rua Makerspace for hosting our UniLife Kaitaki Ākonga team building exercise. Check out the tallest tower and most aesthetic bridge 👀


Congratulations to who was drawn as the winner for our quote competition! Keep an eye out on our page for more updates, events, and competitions to come.

Photos from UC UniLife's post 06/03/2024

We hope you've been settling in well at UC with the help of our amazing UniLife programme! Here are some photos from the first three weeks of term. Keep an eye out for more amazing events happening soon in your UniLife teams 🥳

Photos from UC UniLife's post 27/02/2024


We hope that you have had a wonderful first couple of weeks at Uni!
To be in to win a $20 UCSA voucher, share a quote below that has inspired you during the beginning of your UC journey.

Competition is running on both Facebook and Insta. Winner drawn on March 8th. :D


A massive welcome from our UniLife 2024 team! 👋
Keep an eye out in your inbox to hear from your Kaitaki Ākonga soon...

UniLife Amazing Race and Welcome | Humanitix 20/02/2024

Introducing our first UniLife wide event! Come along to our welcome and Amazing Race to meet your teams and have some fun exploring campus. Remember to sign up online using the link below! 🏃‍♀️🏃🏃‍♂️

UniLife Amazing Race and Welcome | Humanitix Join us for an Amazing Race across campus and explore what UC has to offer!

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UniLife Paint'n'Sip
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