Pacific Cultural Groups on Campus - Pacific Students - University of Canterbury - New Zealand



Pacific Student Clubs on Campus

UC offers a lively cultural and social environment for Pacific students who are encouraged to retain and promote their cultural heritage and identity.

Samoan Students' Association (CUSSA)

Samoan Students Association
at Clubs Day 2016

The Samoan Students' Association has been around since the 1960s and is run mainly by Canterbury Students. Membership is open to all students at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology and Lincoln University.

The Association organises a number of events and functions during the year, such as a welcoming function for first-year students, sports events, health workshops, study support groups, and much more.

The highlight of the year is the So‘otaga, when the Samoan Students' Associations from all seven universities around New Zealand come together in a week-long social gathering of cultural performances, speech and debating competitions, sports competitions and much more.

For more information contact

Vice President
Wesley Mauafu -

UC Pasifika Law Students' Association

The UC Pasifika Law Students' Association is a society dedicated to providing support and fostering networks for UC pasifika law students, both on campus and with other campuses. The group was formed in 2016 following a trip by several UC Pasifika Law students to the Pasifika Law and Culture Conference in Wellington. If this sounds like something you would be keen to be part of, please make contact with Anatea at