About the University of Canterbury Club

The University of Canterbury Club (UCC) is a friendly and welcoming social club located across the road from the University of Canterbury at the iconic and beautiful Ilam Homestead.

We welcome you to come in an enjoy the good company and ambiance of the Homestead, or relax in the peaceful garden with a locally brewed craft beer or delicious New Zealand wine.

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How to Join

Membership is open to all current and retired UC staff, postgraduate students, UC Alumni, Erskine visitors and people associated with the University of Canterbury.

You're welcome to visit UCC as a guest before you join, you'll just need to be signed in by a current member. Don't worry if you don't know anyone though, our friendly bar manager Jamie will be happy to sort you out!

Click 'Join the Club' to join and enjoy a free drink on your first visit.


Benefits for Members

As a member of UCC you'll have exclusive access to the beautiful Ilam Homestead and lawns during club hours, where you can enjoy our wide and ever-changing selection of locally and nationally brewed craft beers.

Every month you can join the UCC family for our members only barbecues.  Kids love playing in the gardens surrounding the Homestead, so feel free to bring them along!

We hold regular beer tastings and quiz nights, and throw a Christmas party for members and their families every year.

You'll also have access to member only discounts on South Island Beer Festival tickets and venue hire for the Ilam Homestead.

UCC has reciprocal membership with a number of similar clubs in New Zealand and overseas including the prestigious Oxford and Cambridge Club in London.

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Membership Rates 

Current UC staff $130/yr

Alumnus/Alumna $130/yr

Retired $65/yr 

Postgraduate Student $65/yr

Club Hours 

Monday to Thursday 4-7pm

Friday 4-9pm


Upcoming Events

  • download 27 April 2018 - Start of Term BBQ
    It is time for another UCC BBQ to kick off term two! Join us for some tasty food and refreshing beverages cooked lovingly by your committee. [read more...]

  • download2 17 May 2018 - Millenials, Positive Psychology and how L&D professionals can enhance engagement
    As a UCC member, you are eligible to attend this Canterbury NZATD presentation and discussion for free. Just click the RSVP to sign up. Session Overview: There is much information about the Millennial generation – their personality traits, expectations, and behaviours, but it can be very generalised and not necessarily helpful. [read more...]

  • f7dd53aa 3c62 4e71 a935 b82a1f049900 19 May 2018 - Royal Wedding Celebration
    More details to come. [read more...]

  • 03af5e03 f974 4901 8a34 19839cacbaf5 22 May 2018 - UCC Quiz
    A dedicated quiz fan or just looking for an excuse to get to the bar? Grab your 3 smartest friends and enter the UCC quiz night. Teams of 4 and only $20 per team. To enter a team email Jamie at manager@ucc. org. nz (Payment can be made in cash over the bar or via online banking 02-0875-0213818-00 using reference "quiz") [read more...]

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