Discounts and memberships

Canterbury University Press

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.

Visit the Canterbury Univesity Press website here

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  or Freephone (NZ)0800 990 123

Careers Service


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.

To find out more please visit the webpage: UC Career Hub

UC Recreation Centre

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 a large range of classes.

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

University of Canterbury Library 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 with Earth & Sky New Zealand

Alumni of the University of Canterbury receive a 25% discount on the Earth & Sky tour of Mt John Observatory. Please note that this discount is available to the alumni member only and Earth & 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.

To learn more about the Earth & Sky Mt John experience, please visit their webpage here.

University of Canterbury Club

The University of Canterbury Club (UCC) is a friendly and welcoming social club located across the road from the University of Canterbury at the iconic and beautiful Ilam Homestead.

Membership is open to all current and retired UC staff, postgraduate students, UC Alumni, Erskine visitors and people associated with the University of Canterbury.

You're welcome to visit UCC as a guest before you join, you'll just need to be signed in by a current member. Don't worry if you don't know anyone though, our friendly bar manager Jamie will be happy to sort you out!

To learn more about UCC please visit their website here or email the Club Manager at: