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Friends of UC Membership Criteria

16 November 2023

If you're a Friend of UC, you might be eligible for a discounted membership at the RecCentre. Find out about Friends of UC membership criteria.


If you fall under one of these criteria you are eligible for a Friends of UC discounted membership. If you are not sure whether you qualify for this discount please contact our Group Fitness & Customer Experience Team Leader.

UC Graduates (Alumni)
  • Graduates of the University of Canterbury and the former Christchurch College of Education.
  • Simply come and see our Customer Experience Team at the RecCentre with a photo ID, and let us know what year you graduated.  We'll join you up on the spot, and check your graduation status.  
  • Should you not be eligible (eg you did not graduate from UC or CCE) you will be given the option to transfer to a community membership (paying the balance difference) or refund, with a $25 administration fee charged. 
UC Affiliated Businesses 
  • We value our affiliated business partners' mahi for our students - you could be eligible if you work in a business on campus, such as accommodation providers, cafes and retail.  
  • Evidence will be required - if you are eligible for a contractor card (issued by UC Security), bring that with you and we'll use that for your membership card. If you don't have one, please contact our Group Fitness & Customer Experience Team Leader.
UC Sport Club Members
  • Members of UC Sport Clubs, who are not enrolled at UC. Please contact us to check if your club qualifies. 
  • Proof of financial membership to that club will be required. 
Other Secondary and Tertiary Students
  • If you're 16 or older,  and part of a secondary school or non-UC tertiary institution you may qualify.
  • To register, bring photo ID with proof of age, plus proof of full-time enrolment to our reception.
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