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Golden Key Canterbury

Congratulations to the 2017 invitees! Invitations have been sent to students' permanent addresses.

If you didn't receive an invitation and believe your GPA puts you in the top 15%, it may be that we have an incorrect postal address on file. Please email student-success@canterbury.ac.nz to enquire about your eligibility.

Recognising Academic Success

Golden Key Canterbury plays an important role at UC by recognising the academic achievement of UC students. Golden Key Canterbury was established in 1999 and now has over 5,000 members. It is a UCSA affiliated club.

Golden Key is a Global Organisation

Golden Key Canterbury is one of 400 Chapters worldwide. It focuses on three pillars:

  1. Academics
  2. Leadership
  3. Service

Opportunities for Community Service

Beyond academic recognition, Golden Key provides members with opportunities to give back to the community, and engage in both professional and personal development. All Golden Key Canterbury community service and professional development events/initiatives are organised by the student executive, elected at the Annual General Meeting held in October. Our largest ongoing Golden Key Canterbury events include:

All Golden Key Canterbury events and initiatives are open to all UC students to participate in.

Benefits for Golden Key members

There are some special scholarships, travel opportunities, internships and support only available to Golden Key Canterbury members, and these are advertised on the international website.

Search the Scholarship Listings on the Golden Key International website.

2016 International Summit Travel Grant Recipient – India HausNow at South Bank, UCSA (beside the pharmacy)
I am currently in my fourth year studying towards a LLB and BCom, majoring in Management and Marketing at UC. I am extremely grateful to have received the 2016 International Summit Travel Grant ($1,500USD), as this enabled me to attend the 2016 Golden Key International Summit in Tucson, Arizona. This experience benefited my studies not only on an academic level but also on a cultural level. It allowed me to create new connections across the globe and broaden my mindset. In addition, with my involvement as Academic Officer and Marketing Director in the Golden Key Canterbury Chapter, this Summit gave me the opportunity to engage with other chapter members from around the globe and bring back valuable knowledge, which can be used to improve our own chapter. I would like to thank the Golden Key Society for presenting this amazing opportunity to me and allowing me to improve my academics, service and leadership skills.

Become a Golden Key Member

Membership to Golden Key Canterbury is by invitation only. Each year, the top 15% of UC students receive an invitation in the mail. The top 15% is based on standardised GPA scores across all Colleges. Please note you must have completed the equivalent of one year of full-time study before you can be invited to join Golden Key Canterbury.

More information and contact

To find out more, or to contact a Golden Key Canterbury student representative, please check us out: