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


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


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.

Get started

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:

  1. Select your product
  2. Answer a few questions to register your account
  3. Enter voucher code UNICANT at the payment screen
  4. Create your Will by following the prompts

Watch their short demo video to see how easy it is to get your Will sorted!

Get your Will sorted today!

To leave a gift to the University of Canterbury in your will, see


‌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. 

To learn more about the Dark Sky Project experiences, please click here. For the Dark Sky Project's contact details, please click here.


Orbit Travel

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.


Phone: 03 339 3440


Two Dudes

Tom and Mike, Co-founders of Two Dudes, have kindly offered a 10% off discount code for all UC Alumni. You can use ALUMNI10 at check out on the Two Dudes website at


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:


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 Print Services

Did you know UC Print provides a competitive print service to external customers? With many years of printing experience we pride ourselves of great customer service, print solutions and quality products. Contact the team to learn more.

Contact UC Print


Phone: 03 364 2987 45720



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 UCALUM2021 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.

Contact UBS:


Phone: 03 364 2043 or 0800 827 266