LGBTQIA+ Contacts

Who can you talk to at UC?

UC Diversity champion

A UC Diversity champion is someone who is knowledgeable on, and sympathetic to, diversity and equity issues. Please contact our diversity champions should you have any questions or issues regarding diversity. They are all very approachable and are keen to hear what you have to say.

UC Health Centre

The UC Health Centre provides free counselling to all UC students. To make an appointment with a counsellor, ring the Health Centre on 03 369 4444

The Health Centre is open 8.30am – 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and 9am – 5pm Friday.

Student Care

The friendly, professional advisors at Student Care are here to help you by providing free and confidential advice and support. You can talk with a Student Care Advisor by phoning, emailing, dropping in, or making an appointment.

To contact Student Care

Visit Student Care, located on the ground floor of the Forestry Building. 

Telephone 03 369 3531


Student Care is open 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday.

UCSA Advocacy and Welfare

UCSA Advocacy and Welfare offers all enrolled UC students access to free and confidential services and provides advice on basically anything!

Contact Advocacy and Welfare to make an appointment

Ee-Li Hong - Advocacy and Welfare Manager
Telephone 03 364 3911

The UCSA Advocacy and Welfare team is available Monday to Friday 9am-4.30pm in the UCSA office located in the Undercroft.

Other LGBTQIA+ Groups and Support

QCanterbury and TEU Rainbow Te Kahukura provide a safe social place for sexually and gender diverse people to meet on campus.

Q-topia is a social support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, takataapui, fa’afafine and all queer or questioning youth in the Canterbury region aged 14 - 25.

OUTLineNZ provides a confidential advice service for the LGBTQIA+ community, their friends and families.

InsideOUT and RainbowYOUTH work with New Zealand’s queer and gender diverse youth to provide a safe and supportive environment.

Rainbow Networking Canterbury is about connecting businesses, professionals and individuals of the Christchurch LGBTQIA+ community – it has monthly gatherings

Rainbow NZ Charitable Trust offers tertiary scholarships and other support for the community

You can download the Gay and Lesbian Youth Support pamphlet from the Community and Public Health website.