Discounts and Perks

University Holidays

The University offers generous annual leave entitlements, which can total up to 6 weeks for the majority of our staff (inclusive of our University holidays).


The University of Canterbury participates in a carpool scheme to help staff and students get to campus, save money and lower their carbon footprint. 


UC is a member of n3, a discounted purchasing scheme, and as a result free discount vouchers are available for all UC continuing staff and those on Fixed Term Agreements exceeding two years in duration. With the vouchers, staff can access significant savings on a wide range of products with n3 Suppliers. 

Travel – Orbit

Orbit undertakes the corporate travel requirements for The University of Canterbury, but as a member of the House of Travel group, Orbit is also able to offer benefits for UC Staff’s personal travel.

As a UC Staff Travel Club Member you receive:

  • Regular emails with travel news and specials
  • Exclusive international airfare specials using special University fares
  • Access to special hotel and rental car rates
  • Access to the University of Canterbury travel insurance
  • Duty Free Discount vouchers

The on campus travel consultant is available for appointments for UC business travel, long-haul flights only. To make a 45 minute appointment please email: