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Extra-curricular activities

While you’re at UC, there are a number of extra-curricular activities you can get involved in to help you gain skills and experience that will increase your employability after graduation.

  • Take your bright ideas to UC Innovators, where student entrepreneurs are encouraged and nurtured to develop both business and social ventures.
  • Volunteer your time and energy as a way of gaining valuable community engagement knowledge and experience.
  • Join a UCSA club or get involved with one of the other great groups here on campus to learn how to work with others in common endeavours.

UC Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE)
http://www.uce.canterbury.ac.nz/
The place to go if you have a great idea and want to start a new venture, be part of an innovative team and solve real world problems, learn about innovation and find out what it takes to be an entrepreneur.

UC Student Volunteer Army
http://www.ucsva.org/
The SVA offers to empower students to be the change in their community and creating opportunities for meaningful engagement in the community through volunteering.

Join a UCSA Club
http://ucsa.org.nz/clubs/
UCSA clubs cater to an endless range of interests including faculty, international, performing arts, political, religious, social and sport. You can even start your own!

Community Gardens
http://www.sustain.canterbury.ac.nz/comm_garden/index.shtml
Meet new friends, take part in some hands-on gardening and take home your share of fresh produce from the garden on the days you volunteer.

Restoring the Campus Waterways
http://www.sustain.canterbury.ac.nz/waterways/
Get involved with a project that aims to restore the ecology and diversity of the three waterways flowing through the Ilam campus, the Avon River and the Okeover and Ilam streams.

Eco Us Projects
http://www.sustain.canterbury.ac.nz/eco-us/
Eco Us consists of a range of ‘hands on’ projects where students apply their knowledge and explore their interests in sustainability and resilience in a community or university setting.

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