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Discovery Day 2018

Thank you for attending our Discovery Day – even with freezing temperatures, rain, sleet and hail!

The day was designed to show you what a day at university could be like and to provide information on your options here at UC.

Please tell us what you thought of the day by filling in our short survey:

If you fill this in before April 27, you will go into the draw to win a Uni starter pack valued at $100.

We also hope you can visit our stand at the Careers Expo in May or register to attend our Open Day in July. For more details on these events, please visit 


2018 information

The timetable and session descriptions available here.

What will you get on the day?

  • Packed lunch (There is no eating or drinking allowed in the lecture theatres, so wait until the breaks and your self-selected lunchtime)
  • Intro to UC booklet
  • Programme for the day including free Wi-Fi information
  • UC pen
  • Poncho (if it’s wet and you forget your rain jacket) 

What to wear: Visiting Year 12’s are expected to wear school uniform and bring a rain jacket or umbrella if it is set to rain.

Parking: Schools are invited to park in the Clyde Car Park with a bus drop off zone operating from 8.30am.

Sessions: Each session runs for 25minutes. At the beginning of the day, the first session will start with an ‘Intro to UC’ talk from our liaison team. At the end of the day, a ‘Next Steps’ presentation will wrap up the day and ensure students/rangatahi know where to head on their path to UC.

Lunch: A lunch break should be chosen by each student/rangatahi attending. There is a mutual 15minute break in the middle of the day to ensure everyone should get a 40min break. A packed lunch will be at your seat when you arrive at your first session. Bring your own drink bottle or make use of our café facilities on campus. Feel free to explore campus during this time. See our new Ernest Rutherford building and the Engineering Core.

Info Tent: A marquee will be in the middle of campus to assist with queries regarding timetables and session times.

Eng Core zone: The Engineering Core is the ideal location to have lunch. With many of our departments on hand to ask questions and learn more, the crew will be able to help with any uni-related questions you have.

Win a prize pack! After the event, each student/rangatahi will receive an email survey. All completed surveys will go in the draw to win a prize pack valued at $100.


Year 12 is an important year in preparing for university study so make the most of the day to see what your next steps will be.

We look forward to seeing you on campus. Make sure you are registered so you receive your free lunch!


Campus tours

Tours of the university campus and accommodation options are offered to members of the public, international visitors and schools. Find out about campus tours at UC. 

Events, open days and visits to campus

There are a variety of opportunities throughout the year to visit our campus or talk to our Liaison team. Find out more about campus tours and future student events.

More information

Liaison Office
Student Services Centre
University of Canterbury
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Freephone 0800 VARSITY (827 748)