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) or refund, with a $30 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.  If you don't have one, please contact our GF & CE 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.

For more information call +64 3 369 2433 or e-mail our Group Fitness & Customer Experience Team Leader.


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