Campus Services

Campus Libraries

The University of Canterbury’s Library collection is distributed across a range of libraries on our two campuses. Staff members can access online resources or visit any of the libraries to borrow a book, read the latest journal or just to browse through their specialist collections. Staff members are also entitled to generous borrowing quotas.

Campus Housing

The University of Canterbury has a small number of fully furnished houses and flats around the boundary of the campus available for rental to Visiting Fellows and Departmental visitors. The properties are all within easy walking distance of all departments.

Please note – these properties were not purpose built. They vary in age, size and style and are generally older bungalow style properties that have been purchased over time from previous owners for future expansion of the University.

The rentals for these properties are market based and the rental rates have been assessed by a Property Management Company outside of the University.

New staff members arriving from overseas taking up permanent appointments, may also be accommodated for a short period while they are looking for suitable rental housing in the private sector. Because of the demand for campus housing the length of stay will not give them sufficient time to purchase a property.


A wide range of facilities and services are available to students on and around the UC campus including; business, learning spaces, accessibility, early childhood services, health centre, accommodation and parking. 

Research & Innovation

The Research & Innovation unit provides end-to-end services which facilitate and support all stages of research and innovation development, from initial funding through to commercialisation, where appropriate. Furthermore it provides support and assistance to the University’s academic staff in their quest for research funding and other support.

The unit is the University’s liaison with funding bodies, industry and business, and oversees all contracts relating to research, consultancy and commercialisation. It also includes matters such as:

• Career planning for research
• Advice on grant writing
• Guidance on Performance Based Research Fund (PBRF) matters

UC Field Stations

The UC Field Stations, situated at the three picturesque locations of Cass, Hari Hari, and Westport were built to provide accommodation and laboratory facilities for University of Canterbury undergraduate field courses, postgraduate and staff research.

Schools, colleges, educational institutes and groups with appropriate educational/natural history interests are encouraged to use the UC Field Stations when they are not used for University of Canterbury courses or research activities. University of Canterbury Staff and enrolled UC Students on research and teaching activities may use Field Station facilities at no charge.