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Kirkwood Avenue Hall

10 July 2023

First year, self-catered. Facility provided by the University of Canterbury, and operated by UniLodge.


With a maximum of 64 full-time students, Kirkwood Avenue Hall offers the support and community of a first-year hall in a self-catered environment.

Kirkwood Avenue Hall provides the flexibility for students with allergies, specific dietary requirements, or who just prefer the independence of self-catering.    

Kirkwood Avenue Hall offers multiple social spaces, study spaces, the UC Recreation Centre nearby to help maintain a balanced lifestyle, and the support of four Taurima to ensure you make the most of your first year at UC.  Tutorials, activities and events are all offered to students.

Single and ensuite (own bathroom) rooms are available.  Single rooms include a hand basin.  Kitchens provide lockable cupboards for food storage and individual fridge and freezer space.

Bed linen is not provided but can be purchased online.

Relaxing in the Kirkwood Avenue Hall common room
Games at Kirkwood Avenue Hall
Kirkwood Bedroom

Kirkwood Avenue Hall virtual tour

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Types of rooms available (NZ$)


Single room, self-catered

$11,865 (41 weeks) – 2024 Fees


Ensuite room, self-catered

$13,259 (41 weeks) – 2024 Fees



  • King single bed
  • Bookshelves
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk
  • Heating
  • Shared kitchen with basic essentials
  • Shared dining room
  • Shared common spaces
  • Shared study spaces
  • Wash basin in bedroom
  • Shared bathroom, some ensuites (own bathroom)
  • Shared washing machines and dryers
  • Wifi throughout
  • Secure bike storage
Kirkwood Avenue Hall kitchen
Kirkwood Study
Kirkwood Avenue Hall gardens
Kirkwood Avenue Hall common room

Unlimited for UC students - an internet account is activated on acceptance of formal enrolment offer.


Contract dates

Saturday 10 February to Saturday 23 November 2024 (41 weeks)

Your residential contract is directly between you and UniLodge


Costs (NZ$)

Residential fee
$10,865 - Single room
$12,259 - Ensuite room

Contingency fee (refundable)

Administration fee (non-refundable)

Resident's association fee

Car parking (optional)
$600 - parking is limited (9 car parks), or student permit parking on campus

Bed linen pack (optional)
Available to purchase online

Cutlery/crockery pack (optional)
Available to purchase online



Payments and instalment dates (NZ$)

Payment 1 (on acceptance of place)
$1,000 ($400 contingency fee, $300 administration fee, $300 residential life fee)

Payment 2 (16 January)
$1,325 (5 week's rent) - Single room
$1,495 (5 week's rent) - Ensuite room

Fortnightly thereafter
$530 - Single room
$598 - Ensuite room

More information

Contact us

UniLodge Kirkwood Avenue Hall
7 Kirkwood Avenue
Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041
T: +64 (03) 266 0400

Statement of intent

"Live the UniLodge Life."

UniLodge has been providing pastoral care for students for over 20 years and our Residential Life Programme aims to foster inclusive communities through a diverse range of events and initiatives to support residents to achieve academic success.

We understand that university is a transformative time in a student’s life, and we build our program around this to inspire development, build lifelong friendships, and support students through any challenges they may encounter.

All of our staff receive training and resources to be able to assist students to access the right support for them, ranging from helping residents adapt to living away from home, accessing financial support, or helping them find a counsellor to talk things through.

UniLodge has strong industry partnerships with universities and other institutions to help students navigate their options, as well as inform them of community-based resources.

Each resident is a unique individual and can expect from UniLodge, an environment that has clear, reasonable and effective practices, and that aligns with the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of Domestic Tertiary and International Learners.

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