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 University 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 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Footprint Online Wills
The University of Canterbury recognises the importance of Wills and, from May 2020, we will be offering a discounted online Will Service to all staff members, alumni, and valued supporters. As an alumni/staff member of the University of Canterbury you get a 15% discount on your online Will.
Why get a Will?
If you pass away without a Will, New Zealand legislation dictates who gets how much of your estate. This could mean your assets might not end up with the people you intended.
With a Will:
- You get to decide who gets what of your estate
- Distributing your assets will be much quicker and cost less
- You can assign a guardian for your children and pets
- You can also state your funeral wishes
Footprint is a digital Kiwi company providing legally valid online Wills and estate administration solutions. They make writing a Will easy and affordable, and on average it only takes 16 minutes to complete. Their professional Will drafters check the details of your Will before sending it back to you in a matter of days.
If you already have a Will, Footprint offers a Bring Your Own (BYO) Will option. This provides you with a digital vault giving you 24/7 access to your Will and other important documents from anywhere in the world, as well as physical storage of your Will in a flood and earthquake proof location. Each year you have the opportunity to update your Will to reflect your most recent life changes.
As an alumni/staff member of the University of Canterbury you get a 15% discount on your online Will. To get started follow the easy 4 step process:
- Select your product
- Answer a few questions to register your account
- Enter voucher code UNICANT at the payment screen
- Create your Will by following the prompts
Watch their short demo video to see how easy it is to get your Will sorted! https://vimeo.com/400458199
To leave a gift to the the University of Canterbury in your will, see https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/uc-foundation/leaving-a-gift-in-your-will/.
Mt John Observatory - Dark Sky Project
Alumni of the University of Canterbury receive a 20% discount on Dark Sky Project experiences (formerly known as Earth & Sky) at Mt John Observatory in Takapō (Tekapo).
To receive this discount, alumni need to phone the Dark Sky Project directly, inform them that they are UC alumni, and ask for the 20% discount to be applied. This requires booking with Dark Sky Project in advance, over the phone. The team at Dark Sky Project can assist with further queries.
Orbit World Travel is the University of Canterbury's preferred travel provider. As of 2020, discounts normally reserved for UC staff can now be extended to UC alumni.
Orbit Holidays is all about bringing you unique deals at a great price. Alumni benefits include:
- $100 off per adult when booking an international holiday package, including cruises
- Match any ‘like for like’ International airfares
- Access to UC corporate rates for Rental Cars, Hotels and Airfares*
- Access to exclusive Orbit Holidays offers
- Access to experienced and dedicated consultants who provide recommendations and insider tips that make your dream holiday truly special
(*Conditions apply, contact Orbit Holidays for details)
To claim any of these benefits, simply mention that you are UC Alumni. To find out more about booking a holiday, please contact the team at Orbit Holidays.
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!
University of Canterbury Library membership
Membership to the University of Canterbury Library is now free for alumni, and a new borrower card will also be provided at no cost.
If you wish to apply for a Library membership, you will need to provide proof of a physical address, in Canterbury, as well as photo ID, such as your drivers licence or passport.
To apply, simply fill out an application form at the Information Desk of any UC library. Please note, however, that applications cannot be processed after 9pm at the Central Library. Also, while alumni can borrow from the physical Library collections, unfortunately the Library are unable to offer access to electronic resources, such as online journal articles and e-books.
For more information about a Library membership, please refer to the UC Library website.
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 Book Shop (UBS)
The University Book Shop (UBS) on campus is now offering a 10% discount to all alumni. The discount applies to all full price items, including books, gifts, stationery and University of Canterbury merchandise (texbooks excluded). The discount applies to orders online and in-store.
Online: Visit the UBS website here to shop online. Use code UCALUM2020 in the discount field. (The discount does not apply to textbooks). Shipping/freight is $5 flat fee, NZ addresses only.
In-store: Simply mention that you are UC alumni at the desk when paying and they can apply the 10% discount code.