UC has a proud history in Christchurch and Canterbury, and has a vital role in the future success of our city, region and New Zealand through our world-class teaching and research, the young people we bring here, and the quality graduates we produce. Our partner organisations are among Canterbury’s and New Zealand’s finest. We want Cantabrians to know that their University is too, and to be proud of that.
UC is a proud partner to the Crusaders, the world’s most successful non-international professional rugby team.
Following the Canterbury earthquakes the Student Volunteer Army (SVA) captured the imagination of New Zealanders as UC students, studies temporarily suspended, hit the streets of Christchurch.