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Memberships & Services

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The UC Alumni 15% discount applies to the RRP of CUP titles ordered from CUP's online catalogue: . Orders will be filled by Nationwide Book Distributors, who will also process payments manually and apply the discount.

Alumni just need to put the code UCALUMNI in the ‘Additional Information’ field when ordering.

When alumni order online their discounts won’t be evident in the shopping cart total, but the 15% discount will be applied by Nationwide when processing the payment.

For additional assistance please contact Nationwide Book Distributors 
Phone+64 3 312 1603 Facsimile+64 3 312 1604 Freephone (NZ)0800 990 123

Careers services


Education fairs

Whether you are actively recruiting quality graduates or whether you are keen to raise your organisation's profile for future recruitment, you will find this event very worthwhile to attend. The Education Careers Fair provides you with the perfect opportunity to meet with University of Canterbury students from all year levels in an informal, yet professional environment. Find out more about UC education fairs here


We enable you to make contact with some of the most talented people in New Zealand. We offer an opportunity for you to recruit penultimate or final year students and recent graduates. We also offer you an opportunity to engage with students through internships, research, work integrated learning, voluntary and project work. Find out more about recruitment here


For graduates who would like assistance around career planning, you are able to make an appointment with one of our career consultants. You can also view job vacancies on this site and any of the resources available.

Please log on to UC Career Hub

UC RecCentre

The RecCentre is the primary fitness facility on campus. They have a large weights area, boxing training area, suspension training area, cardio equipment, climbing wall, squash courts and sports courts. The Rec Centre has an extensive group fitness programme where you can be expertly guided through Yoga, Zumba, Step, Pump, BAT, Supercircuit or Spin classes.

Alumni can continue to enjoy the UC RecCentre at special alumni prices. Click here for details.

University of Canterbury Library membership

Alumni Membership

Alumni of the University of Canterbury receive a 50% discount off the Library fee.

There is an additional charge of $10 for the production of a university visitor card, which is required for borrowing from the Library.

For more information on this membership, please refer to the UC Library page here: UC Library website

Mt John Observatory

Visit Mt John Observatory with Earth and Sky Limited earth and sky logo

Alumni of the University of Canterbury receive a 25% discount on the Earth and Sky tour of Mt John Observatory. Please note that this discount is available to the alumni member only and Earth and Sky must be notified at the time of booking that you are alumni of the University of Canterbury.

To get your discount voucher, please email with Mt John Observatory discount in the subject line.

University of Canterbury Club membership

The University of Canterbury Club is a social club based in the historic Ilam Homestead, which offers a bar service with an excellent range of craft beer, wine, and spirits to members and their guests. The club runs a number of events for members, such as regular BBQs, beer tastings, and quiz nights. They also run the South Island Beer Festival twice a year. Club membership is open to all Alumni of the University, Postgraduate students enrolled in a Masters Part II or PhD at the University as well as current and retired members of staff of the University.

You can download the membership form here, or contact for more information.

  • Contact Alumni Relations 
    Tel: + 64 03 369 3359  
    Contact the University of Canterbury Foundation
    Tel: + 64 03 369 3839
  • Visit Alumni & UC Foundation
    Okeover House
    University Drive
  • Mailing address
    University of Canterbury
    Private Bag 4800,
    Christchurch 8140
    New Zealand
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