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

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.

‌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.



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:

Free Online Will-Writing Service

The University of Canterbury recognises the importance of Wills and, from July 2019, we will be offering a FREE online Will and Statement of Wishes to all staff members, alumni, and valued supporters. 

A Statement of Wishes accompanies your Will and provides explanations, instructions, and directions to your Executor and anyone else you instruct they be shared with. Common uses are for guardianship of children, organ donation directions, burial and funeral wishes, and personal messages. 

To claim your free Will, use the voucher code UCALUMNIWILL 

To claim your free Statement of Wishes, use the voucher code UCALUMNISOW 

To get started writing your free Will, just click here under the 'Online Will-writing section.' Please note, the above codes will overwrite the minimum charge of $39.00.