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Our campus and environment

31 August 2023

UC's secure, accessible campus has all the facilities you need to thrive. It is easy to get around without a car, and there is paid parking if you need it.


Explore UC's campus

Situated on 76 hectares in the leafyChristchurch suburb of Ilam, the UC campus is a beautiful space to learn in.

Expansive green spaces

The Ilam campus is the central hub where learning and living are combined. It houses teaching and learning facilities, accommodation, and leisure activities all together.

With expansive green spaces and gardens, UC builds off the natural beauty by which it is surrounded. This includesChristchurch's iconic Avon river which meanders alongside University Drive through the campus.

Modern learning facilities

The campus contains four libraries as well as computer suites with 24-hour access, lecture theatres, laboratories, and studios.

Explore the learning spaces available.

Sports and fitness

TheRecCentreis the primary fitness facility on campus. It offers a gym with cardio and weight equipment. It also includes a boxing training area, climbing wall, squash, and sport courts. A busy class timetable offers lessons in everything from yoga and pump to spin and circuit classes.

Arts and culture on campus

There are a number of public spaces used by UC for a range of exhibitions, performances, and cultural events throughout the year. This includes two art galleries, a theatre, and numerous events spaces. See theeventsguideto find out what is going on.

Getting around campus

The campus is easy to stroll, cycle, or skate around and is linked together by shared walkways. For those cycling and running to UC there are secure bike stands, lockers, and showers available on campus.

Cafés, bars, and eateries

Grab a snack or meet friends for a drink after class at one of the 15 cafés, bars, and eateries on campus. The Students' Association holds regular events and activities on campus.

See the businesses on campus to find out more about UC’s venues or visit theeventsto find out what is going on.

Religious facilities

A Muslim prayer centre and Christian chaplaincy are available on campus.

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