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   3 Welcome to UC
   4 Christchurch – the lifestyle capital
      of New Zealand
   5 Halls of Residence
   6 Bishop Julius Hall
   8 College House
   10 Ilam Apartments
   12 Rochester and Rutherford Hall
   14 Sonoda Christchurch Campus
   16 University Hall
   18 Halls of Residence comparison chart
   20 Applying for a Hall of Residence
   21 Flatting and private rental accommodation
   22 Homestay (private board)
   23 Campus map




Information correct as of May 2010 but is subject to change.
Welcome to UC

One of New Zealand’s leading                         International students                                For more information about postgraduate
                                                                                                           accommodation options go to
research universities, the University                Students under the age of 18                          www.canterbury.ac.nz/accom/postgrad.shtml
of Canterbury offers a stimulating                   All international students under the age of
range of courses, a vibrant campus                   18 are recommended to apply for homestay              Summer accommodation
environment with students from                       accommodation (see page 22 for more                   During the UC Summer School programme,
around the world and a great                         information). This is a requirement within the        students are able to stay just across the road
                                                     NZ Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of          from campus in the Ilam Apartments. More
student lifestyle.                                   International Students – copies of the Code           details, including prices, will be available online
                                                     are available from the New Zealand Ministry           leading up to the summer holiday period – go to
Where you choose to live while you are studying      of Education website at www.minedu.govt.nz/           www.canterbury.ac.nz/accom/summer.shtml
at UC is an important decision and part of the       educationSectors/InternationalEducation
student experience. When it comes to quality,
affordability and convenience, UC offers a range     Students over the age of 18                           Other accommodation options
of accommodation options that are hard to beat.      To help international students settle into New        Other private accommodation providers in
Review all accommodation options below before        Zealand life as quickly as possible, all individual   Christchurch include:
deciding which option would suit you.                international students (not couples or students       • privately run hostels for international and
                                                     with families) over the age of 18 are guaranteed        New Zealand students
Halls of Residence                                   an offer of a room in one of UC Accommodation         • Christian associations such as the YMCA
                                                     Student Village’s self-catered apartments               and YWCA
All of UC’s Halls of Residence are located a few
                                                     (rooms will be allocated at the discretion of         • backpackers
minutes walk away from campus facilities. Life
                                                     UC Accommodation Student Village). See page 5
in the Halls is varied and exciting and there is                                                           • motels
                                                     for more information.
always something happening when you want to                                                                • bed and breakfast accommodation.
take a break from studying.
We have four fully-catered Halls of Residence,
                                                     Couples and students                                  Accommodation assistance
most suitable for first-year students, one semi-     with families                                         The Accommodation Office provides assistance
catered Hall offering a slightly more independent    Unfortunately, there is very limited                  with and advice on:
living style and also a large self-catered Hall of   accommodation available on campus if you are          • accommodation options for prospective
Residence.                                           coming to UC with a partner or with your family.        students and their families
For more information about the Halls of              In the majority of cases, you will need to find
                                                                                                           • the application process for the Halls
Residence see pages 5–20, or take a Halls Tour       private rental accommodation. See page 21
                                                                                                             of Residence
during UC’s Information Days held 6–7 July 2010.     for more information, or go to
                                                                                                           • the costs associated with living away
                                                     www.canterbury.ac.nz/accom/families.shtml
                                                                                                             from home
Flatting and private rental                                                                                • flatting, including a searchable database
accommodation                                        Students with disabilities                            • landlord and tenancy issues
                                                     The University of Canterbury is committed to          • airport pickups for international students.
Flatting means you experience the challenge of
                                                     assisting students with disabilities. All the Halls
sharing a house with others or the independence
                                                     of Residence have rooms suitable for people
of living by yourself. Ilam Apartments offers two
                                                     with wheelchairs and facilities modified to meet
to six-bedroom apartments on campus (see page
                                                     the needs of students with physical disabilities.       Accommodation Office
10). For couples, families and individuals who
                                                     Some Halls are able to accept students with             The Accommodation Office is located at
would like to live off-campus, there is a good
                                                     guide dogs. Students should outline their               114 Ilam Road, Ilam, Christchurch.
selection of affordable rental accommodation
                                                     specific requirements on the application form.          Office hours are Monday to Friday,
close to the University.
                                                                                                             9am–5pm. Contact the Accommodation
However, finding a suitable flat off-campus can
take time, so you will need to include the cost of
                                                     Postgraduate students or                                Advisers for more information about
                                                                                                             accommodation options and assistance
temporary accommodation in your budget.              research assistants                                     with applying for Halls of Residence:
See page 21 for more information.                    If you are a postgraduate student or research
                                                                                                             Telephone: +64 3 364 2959
                                                     assistant and you are coming with a partner or
                                                                                                             Facsimile: +64 3 364 2940
Homestay (private board)                             spouse and/or a family, it is most likely that you
                                                                                                             Email: accommodation@canterbury.ac.nz
                                                     will need to find private rental accommodation.
Living in a homestay means you live with a New                                                               www.canterbury.ac.nz/accom
                                                     See page 21 for more information, or go to
Zealand family in their home and are treated
                                                     www.canterbury.ac.nz/accom/families.shtml               University of Canterbury
as one of the family. International students
                                                     If you are an individual, some on-campus                Private Bag 4800
get the chance to experience a new culture
                                                     accommodation may be available depending                Christchurch 8140
while practising their English language skills.
                                                     on the time of year you arrive and the length of        New Zealand
Homestay accommodation is not suitable for
students with families. See page 22 for more         time you require accommodation.
information.
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Christchurch – the lifestyle capital of
New Zealand
Christchurch is an ethnically diverse
city which offers an exciting and
easy lifestyle for students. With
a population of around 350,000,
Christchurch is the largest city in
the South Island and one of
New Zealand’s three main centres.

Located on the coastal edge of the Canterbury
Plains the city is close to both the mountains
and the sea, offering a huge range of recreational
options.
The most affordable major New Zealand city
to live in, Christchurch is also the easiest to
get around. The city is mostly flat and has
wide streets and many cycle lanes. There is an
excellent public transport system and relatively
uncongested roads. An international airport
providing direct flights to other New Zealand
and international centres is ten minutes’ drive
from the University.
Christchurch has a temperate climate, with
low rainfall (half as much as Auckland and
Wellington), lots of sunshine and the full range                                                           bars, restaurants and clubs offer something for        There is live music to suit all tastes just about
of spectacular seasons. From hot, hot summers                                                              everyone and stay open until late – including the      every night of the week. Christchurch is regularly
when nor’westers whip across the plains, to                                                                popular ‘Strip’ on Oxford Terrace.                     visited by top international performers and
crisp winter days with clear blue skies (and great                                                         Christchurch has a vibrant arts and                    boasts its own symphony orchestra.
skiing), to awesome autumnal displays and                                                                  entertainment scene with a festival or major           The stunning Christchurch Art Gallery and
springtime blossoms, Christchurch is a city of                                                             event nearly every week of the year, including         Canterbury Museum hold nationally significant
colour and constant change.                                                                                the Christchurch Arts Festival, the International      collections and host major touring exhibitions.
Also known as the Garden City, Christchurch                                                                Buskers’ Festival and Cup Week.                        For the sports-minded, Christchurch is hard to
is a cosmopolitan centre with an English                                                                   It offers movie theatres galore, from arthouse         beat, with first-class sporting facilities, whether
flavour and is the shopping centre of the                                                                  cinemas to multiplexes, and a professional             you are a player or a spectator. The city regularly
South. Its internationally influenced cafés,                                                               theatre company (the Court Theatre).                   hosts international sporting events such as one-
                                                                                                                                                                  day cricket internationals, and rugby and netball
                                                                                                                                                                  tests, and is home to the legendary Canterbury
                                                                                                                                                                  Crusaders rugby team.
                    Christchurch Airport                                                                                                                          The Port Hills offer a range of recreational
                                                                                                                       QE2 Park                                   activities and the city is within easy reach of
                                                                                                                                                                  the spectacular scenery of the South Island for
                                                                                                                                                                  climbing, tramping, mountain biking, skiing
                                                                                                                                          New Brighton
                                                                                                                                             Beach                and snowboarding. Ten skifields are within two
                                                                                                                                                                  hours’ drive.
                                              University of Canterbury
    To skifields
                                                                            Christchurch Central
                                                                                                                                                                  From the city it is only a short drive to the
                                                                                                                                                                  rugged beauty of Banks Peninsula, the historic
                                                                                             AMI Stadium
                                                                                                                                                                  French town of Akaroa, the thermal resort town
                                                                                                                                                                  of Hanmer Springs, the mountains and bush
                               Auckland
                                                                                                                                                                  of Arthurs Pass National Park, and the seaside
                                                                                                                                                   Sumner Beach
    New Zealand                                                                                                                                                   settlement of Kaikoura for whale watching.
                                                                                                                             Port Hills
                                                                                                                                                                  The best thing about being a student in
                                                                                                                                                                  Christchurch is that you can choose the lifestyle
                                 Wellington
                                                                                                                                                                  you want – from scarfie to sporty to arty, the
                        Christchurch
                                                                                                                                                                  choice is yours.
                                                                     Port Hills
                   Dunedin

                                                                                                                              Lyttelton Harbour




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Halls of Residence

The University of Canterbury has                        Due dates                                            International students
six Halls of Residence that offer a                     Applications for 2011 open on 1 August 2010.
supportive environment just a                           If you are starting at UC in February 2011, you      Students under the age of 18
few minutes’ walk away from                             must submit both parts of the application by         All international students under the age of
                                                        1 October 2010 to be considered in the first         18 are recommended to apply for homestay
campus facilities.                                      round of offers. If you are starting at UC in July   accommodation (see page 22 for more
                                                        2011, you must submit both parts of the              information). This is a requirement within
Suitable for individual students (not students          application by 1 May 2011. You can submit your       the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of
with families), all Halls offer fully-furnished         application before you gain admission to UC.         International Students – copies of the Code are
single rooms, computer facilities with University       Late applications will be considered if there are    available from the New Zealand Ministry of
network and internet access, social and                 places still available.                              Education website at www.minedu.govt.nz/
recreation facilities, and study rooms. All Halls                                                            educationSectors/InternationalEducation
accommodate male and female students on                 Eligibility                                          Students over the age of 18
mixed floors. Before deciding which Hall would
suit you best, carefully review the following           You can apply for the Halls of Residence if you
                                                                                                             All individual international students (not
information, comparison chart on pages 18–19            are, or are going to be, a full-time student of
                                                                                                             students with families or partners) over
and, if possible, tour the Halls during UC’s            the University of Canterbury. Students who
                                                                                                             the age of 18 are guaranteed an offer of a
Information Days held on 6–7 July 2010.                 will be full-time students in other tertiary
                                                                                                             room in one of UC Accommodation Student
                                                        institutions in Christchurch may be able to apply
If you are coming to UC with a partner or with                                                               Village’s self-catered apartments. Note:
                                                        for some halls – contact the Accommodation
your family, as a postgraduate student or research                                                           Rooms will be allocated at the discretion of UC
                                                        Office for more details. Some halls, however,
assistant, or you have a physical disability, please                                                         Accommodation Student Village.
                                                        have restrictions if your family home is in
refer to the information provided on page 3.            Christchurch.                                        Students must apply for this offer and
                                                                                                             complete the required steps outlined in
                                                        All catered Halls of Residence give preference
UC’s Halls of Residence                                 to full academic year applicants and will not
                                                                                                             the offer of a place from the University’s
                                                                                                             International Office before the due dates.
Fully-catered Halls                                     normally accept one-semester applications.           Applications received after these dates will
Mainly suitable for first-year students, our            If you are coming for one semester (and are          still be considered if places are available.
fully-catered Halls provide three meals a day           not on a UC approved Study Abroad/Exchange           For more details on this offer go to
and a supportive living and study environment           programme), the Ilam Apartments may consider         www.canterbury.ac.nz/accom/international/
without having to worry about bills or                  your application on a case-by-case basis.            new_intl.shtml
household chores.                                                                                            If you choose not to accept this guaranteed
•   Bishop Julius Hall                                  Fees                                                 offer, you can apply to another Hall of
•   College House                                       The fees for all Halls include power and local       Residence (application due dates apply,
•   Rochester and Rutherford Hall                       telephone calls. At the time of publication,         see pages 5–20), find private rental
•   University Hall                                     Halls had not set their fees for 2011. Therefore     accommodation (see page 21) or apply for
Semi-catered Hall*                                      you will need to use the previous year’s fees        homestay accommodation (see page 22).
                                                        as a guideline. See page 19 for more details. As     Note: We recommend all international students
For a slightly more independent living style,           soon as the fees are confirmed they are made         under the age of 18 years apply for homestay
5-bedroom apartments with full kitchen facilities       available online at www.canterbury.ac.nz/            accommodation.
and a catered dinner every night on site.               accom/halls/fees.shtml. Each Hall has different      UC offers special accommodation packages
• Sonoda Christchurch Campus                            payment options but a general summary of             tailored to students on Study Abroad/
Self-catered Hall*                                      when payments are required is listed on the          Exchange programmes. For more information
Ideal for independent students of all ages over         above website.                                       go to www.canterbury.ac.nz/accom/
18 years, with 2–6 bedroom apartment options                                                                 international/study_abroad.shtml
offering independent living but with the bonus          Contract length
of living on campus in a secure and supportive                                                               All new students from overseas
                                                        All Halls give preference to full-year students
environment.                                                                                                 If you are an international student arriving
                                                        and offer a contract that runs the length of the
• Ilam Apartments                                                                                            from overseas with your family or partner,
                                                        academic year (from February – November).
                                                                                                             refer to the information provided on page 3.
*Students in Sonoda Christchurch Campus and Ilam        However, some Halls’ contracts do not include
Apartments can choose to purchase occasional meals or   the mid-semester and mid-year holidays               If you are arriving in New Zealand for the first
meal packages at an extra cost from University Hall.                                                         time, the University can arrange transport
                                                        within the academic year (see page 19). It may
                                                        be possible to stay on during these times, but       from the airport to your accommodation.
How to apply                                            you will need to check with your Head of Hall        For more information about accommodation
For more information about how to apply for a           in advance. Accommodation over the summer            options and assistance, contact the
Hall of Residence, selection critera and the            school period (December – January) is available      Accommodation Office (see page 3 ), or
application process, see page 20 or go to               in the Ilam Apartments. For more details go to       go to www.canterbury.ac.nz/accom/
www.canterbury.ac.nz/accom/halls                        www.canterbury.ac.nz/accom/summer.shtml              international.shtml


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Bishop Julius Hall


Bishop Julius Hall is built around
an inner courtyard nestled against
the University campus. The Hall is a
pleasant five-minute walk through
the University gardens from the
Central Library, lecture theatres and
student amenities. The Bush Inn
shopping centre and buses are within
easy walking distance.

Bishop Julius Hall is a boutique study hall small
in numbers, large on care. There are 107 single
rooms for male and female residents, with small
numbers of students on any floor.

Accommodation
Bishop Julius Hall offers students a home away
from home. You won’t get lost in the crowd. We
have Welfare Staff who live in each building and
take individual care of each student. These are
trained senior students who will welcome you
when you arrive, show you around, help you
settle in and be there for you during the year.
Your room is a single study bedroom fully
furnished (including a king single bed and
bedding) and heated, with weekly cleaning
provided. Each room has a telephone with
voicemail and a terminal for a computer.
There are three residential houses grouped
around the quadrangle with the administration
block on the fourth side. Each floor has access
to a microwave and tea and coffee-making
                                                      Facilities                                           Hall life
facilities. Bathroom facilities are serviced          A large study centre with wireless internet          We are a diverse community of people from
regularly and free laundry facilities are provided.   provides the focus for Hall life: study, tutorials   around New Zealand as well as other countries.
                                                      and recreation. There is a music room with           Bishop Julius Hall has the tradition of inviting
                                                      a concert-grade piano and computer suite             guests and students to the Sunday evening meal
Meals                                                 with computers linked to the University. The         and pre-dinner drinks.
The Hall is committed to offering the best            Christchurch Press is available each day.            The Hall provides a structured environment for
possible meals for its members. We provide
                                                      Within the Hall there is a TV room with a 50-inch    you to obtain the best academic results and to
compelling home-style cuisine in our dining hall.
                                                      television connected to a video player and SKY       make lifelong friends. The vibrant cultural, social
All meals are provided, and include late meals
                                                      TV. Students have access to a data projector with    and sporting life complements your academic
and packed lunches for students attending
                                                      a SKY connection, and video and DVD players in       life and gives you a wonderful experience of
late lectures and tutorials. We also cater for
                                                      the Margaret Wood Study Centre.                      living as an individual in the middle of a caring
vegetarian and other dietary requirements.
                                                      In the recreation room, there is a pool table and    group of people.
There are two lunch sittings each weekday. At
                                                      table tennis. Car-parking and two secure cycle       Our experienced student executive offers
the evening meal, students serve their own
                                                      sheds are available. In the evenings, the front      an action-packed programme of organised
home-style meal with a dessert. Alfresco
                                                      foyer of the Hall becomes a homely                   relaxation. A committee made up of returning
(outdoor) dining in the Hall’s Quadrangle during
                                                      common area.                                         and first-year students organises social, cultural
the summer months provides an alternative to
                                                                                                           and sporting activities. These include the
the dining room.
                                                                                                           Annual Ball (the ‘Bish Bash’), Bishop Julius Hall




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                                                                                                         “It’s an introduction to
                                                                                                          university and living away
                                                                                                          from home, but still with
Orientation Week events, Guardian Angels Week,
and Inter-Hall sports and cultural events, along
                                                                                                          people looking out for you.”
with many other events throughout the year.
                                                                                                          Tom Logan (18)
                                                                                                          Taradale High School, Napier
Academic assistance
                                                                                                          Studying towards a Bachelor of Engineering
A great university degree means a good deal                                                               with Honours in Natural Resources
of work. Bishop Julius Hall is committed to                                                               Engineering and a UC Emerging Leaders’
your total study success and offers quality                                                               Scholarship recipient
academic assistance. The Hall provides tutoring
for students in specific subjects, according
to need and prior to examinations. Residents
are encouraged to form study groups. The           Governing body                                      Contact
Hall’s Welfare Staff and senior students have      The Bishop Julius Hall Board of Governors is a      Bishop Julius Hall
a tradition of assisting new students. The         voluntary board whose members are drawn from        90 Waimairi Road
computer suite is networked to the University      the Christchurch community. Bishop Julius Hall      Christchurch 8041
so you can work, surf and email endlessly.         is a not-for-profit organisation, any operational   Telephone: +64 3 364 2747
                                                   surplus is used to improve student facilities.      Principal: +64 3 364 2794
Scholarships                                                                                           Facsimile: +64 3 364 2724
Each year scholarships are available to first-     Staff                                               Email: admin@bishopjulius.org.nz
year and returning students, and normally          The staff at Bishop Julius Hall are specially       www.bishopjulius.ac.nz
awarded based on academic results. A number        trained to help you adapt to your new
of our students also gain prestigious University   environment and achieve your university goals:
scholarships and prizes.
                                                   Principal: Rev Michael Welsh
                                                   Bursar: Grace Dawson
Residency period                                   Administrative Officer: Elizabeth Reid
Students are able to stay for two or more years,   Residential Assistants: Eight Welfare Staff
dependent on a proven application to work and
a commitment to helping others.




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College House


College House enjoys large and
spacious grounds. The property is
bounded by two streams and borders
the University gardens. Five minutes’
walk from the University campus,
College House is close to shops, bus
stops and Christchurch International
Airport.

Accommodation
College House is home to 152 students. Student
accommodation is in 10 separate houses, each
containing 15 rooms. The 10 houses have distinct
identities, hold house dinners and other events,
and take part in inter-house competitions.
Each floor has five student rooms, a separate
toilet, shower and hand basin, fridge and sink-
bench area. All rooms are single-study bedrooms
and have a telephone with answer-phone service
and internet. They are electrically heated, fully    games, a TV and DVD with a large screen data
furnished and include linen and bedding. The         projector and under-floor heating, as well as a
laundry contains washing machines, dryers and        large gas fire.
irons which can be used anytime at no extra
cost. All rooms are serviced twice weekly and        The Pyatt Study Centre is used for tutorials and
fresh linen is provided weekly.                      social events, and is available for conferences.
                                                     There is also a library, music practice rooms
All student rooms have recently been refitted        with pianos and drum kit, and a chapel. The
and provided with new furniture, lighting and        administration area also includes a formal
furnishings.                                         lounge and a boardroom.
                                                     A modern computer room contains nine
Meals                                                computers and a printer connected to the
All meals are provided daily. Formal dinners are                                                           There is a major theme party each term,
                                                     University network, with access to all the same
held Monday to Thursday evenings and students                                                              an Annual Ball, ski trips, drama and music
                                                     software available at the University. In addition,
wear academic gowns and formal dress. Three                                                                competitions. There is an annual car rally, a
                                                     each student room has an outlet with access to
meal options are offered on each of those                                                                  Lipsync evening, Quiz night, and a wide range of
                                                     email, internet and the University network.
evenings. There are two lunch sittings weekdays,                                                           other activities.
                                                     Other facilities include a function centre, a
and vegetarian and other dietary requirements                                                              The essence of College House is its unique
                                                     squash court, tennis court, netball court, a
are catered for. Special arrangements are                                                                  community spirit, strengthened by the many
                                                     games area with full-size billiard table and a
offered for students attending late lectures,                                                              returning students who maintain the Hall’s
                                                     table tennis table. Car-parking and secure
tutorials, tests and sports practices. Suppers                                                             wonderful traditions and help organise much
                                                     bicycle sheds are also available.
are also provided for students during study and                                                            of College House’s social, cultural and sporting
examination weeks and after special evening                                                                programme.
events.                                              Hall life
                                                     The elected student executive arranges a              Academic assistance
Facilities                                           comprehensive programme of social events
                                                                                                           College House is known for the quality of its
                                                     and Hall activities, enabling all students to get
The heart of College House is the spacious,                                                                academic assistance. Resident tutors, external
                                                     to know each other quickly. There are sports
traditional dining hall. Its large windows provide                                                         tutors and senior students take tutorials in
                                                     and cultural competitions throughout the year
commanding views of the campus.                                                                            first-year subjects and also provide one-on-one
                                                     locally, nationally and overseas. College House
The student common room is a warm, inviting                                                                assistance for students adjusting to university
                                                     has won the Inter-Hall sports championships for
living space. It has outdoor areas for the summer                                                          study. College House students regularly gain
                                                     12 of the last 13 years and the Inter-Hall cultural
months, a kitchen area for snacks, two free                                                                top academic awards and prestigious national
                                                     championship every year since 2002.
coffee machines, lots of cosy sofas, board                                                                 scholarships.


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                                                                                                           “I wanted the best
                                                                                                            learning environment, but
                                                                                                            balanced with social and
Scholarships                                                                                                cultural activity.”
Residents are eligible for a range of internal
scholarships, academic and leadership awards.                                                               Freddie Baker (19)
                                                                                                            King’s College, Auckland
Residency period                                                                                            Studying towards a Bachelor of Commerce
Students can stay at College House for a                                                                    and a Bachelor of Laws
maximum of two years. However, re-entry for
a second year is dependent upon students
meeting the benchmark academic requirement,
having a history of participation in the life of the
Hall and being supportive of the College House         Offering quality and excellence                   Staff
values of Respect, Tradition and Excellence.           • Large, modern rooms                             College House staff are committed to excellence
                                                       • Outstanding facilities                          in all endeavours, with academic success and
Applications for admission                             • High quality meals                              quality pastoral care for students as core values.
It is College House policy to interview
                                                       A collegiate lifestyle second to none             Principal: Laraine Sharr
prospective applicants when possible. However,
                                                                                                         Dean: David Leavy
applicants unable to visit College House receive       • Where every student counts
                                                                                                         Bursar: Dave Matheson
equal consideration if they send a CV to the           • Music, arts, sports
                                                                                                         House Manager: Sharon Galloway
Principal and complete the application forms by        • Theme parties, feast dinners,                   Office Manager: Christine Macdonald
the due date. See the College House prospectus           innumerable social events                       Development Director: Naomi Wilde
or website for a fuller explanation of what            • Camaraderie, lifelong friendships, laughter
is required.
                                                       Governing body                                    Contact
New Zealand’s oldest university college                                                                  College House
                                                       College House has a Board of Governors. It is
• Founded 1850                                                                                           100 Waimairi Road
                                                       a not-for-profit organisation and surpluses are
• A proud and distinguished history                                                                      Christchurch 8041
                                                       used to enhance student welfare.
• A sense of tradition and strong values                                                                 Telephone: +64 3 364 2001
                                                                                                         Facsimile: +64 3 364 2101
                                                                                                         Email: office@collegehouse.org.nz
                                                                                                         www.collegehouse.org.nz



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Ilam Apartments


Ilam Apartments is a modern, self-
catered apartment-style complex
that offers independent living in a
supportive environment to students
at all levels of their academic career.

Our self-catered apartments, situated on
campus next to the lush Ilam Gardens, allow you
to live in a safe and secure environment, just five
minutes’ walk from lecture theatres and other
campus facilities.

Accommodation
Ilam Apartments is home to students who hail
not only from New Zealand but also from the
United States, China, Germany, India, Saudi
Arabia – from all corners of the globe and are
at all stages of their academic careers. There is
a choice of apartment styles available, some
of which are brand new and others built in the
1970s. All apartments offer an environment that
meets the needs of today’s students. Security
cameras operate in and around the campus, and
apartments are accessible only by electronic
cards. All individual bedrooms are lockable.
There are a variety of accommodation choices,
ranging from two to six bedrooms. Your
apartment comes with a kitchen (equipped
with basic utensils, crockery and saucepans),
a furnished lounge and dining room with a
telephone, bathrooms and individual furnished
bedrooms all with ample study areas, a data
outlet, and plenty of natural light. House staff      Meals                                                There is also a quiet study area for individual or
                                                                                                           group study. Car-parking is available for the year
clean common areas and residents clean their          Ilam Apartments is a self-catering complex, with     by purchasing a resident car parking permit. Bike
own rooms.                                            a kitchen in each apartment equipped with basic      sheds on campus and bike racks located near the
Hinau apartments share a communal laundry             utensils, crockery and saucepans. Residents also     apartments are available free of charge.
on a user pays system, while the Kowhai and           have the option of purchasing either a full meal
                                                      plan or casual meals at the University Hall dining
Manuka apartments have a free washing
                                                      room, which is located five minutes’ walk across
                                                                                                           Hall life
machine and dryer in each apartment.
                                                      the Ilam sports fields.                              At Ilam Apartments you have the opportunity
All Ilam Apartments hold Qualmark ratings:                                                                 to enjoy independent living at a close proximity
• Manuka – Three Star Plus
• Kowhai and Hinau – Four Star Plus.
                                                      Facilities                                           to the university campus. With residents from
                                                                                                           Europe, Asia, the Pacific, Africa, the United
                                                      Ilam Apartments has two large recreational           States, Scandinavia and New Zealand, at all
                                                      rooms in which community and social events are       levels of study, Ilam Apartments provides
                                                      held. There are table tennis and pool tables, SKY    students with an opportunity to develop lifelong
                                                      TV, video and DVD players, board games, musical      friendships. Throughout the year we have a
                                                      instruments, sports equipment available for          number of events which bring the community
                                                      residents’ use and barbecue facilities to enable     together to have fun and get a taste of the world
                                                      students to host their own social functions.         that our diversity offers.




10
                                                                                                           “I enjoy living here – there
                                                                                                            is always something to
                                                                                                            do, lots of sports and
Academic assistance                                                                                         socialising.”
UC Accommodation Student Village has an
Academic Support Co-ordinator (ASC) who                                                                     Martin Mueller (22)
organises study groups, exam-focused tutorials,
                                                                                                            Offenbach, Germany
study spaces, linking into UC services and other
academic support services. The ASC can be                                                                   Studying towards a Certificate of Proficiency
contacted at study@clv.canterbury.ac.nz                                                                     Engineering (Postgraduate)

Scholarships
UC Accommodation Student Village offers a
variety of scholarships to residents each year.    Governing body                                        Contact
Application forms and eligibility criteria are
available at www.canterburyuv.co.nz                UC Accommodation Student Village is operated          UC Accommodation Student Village
                                                   by Campus Living Villages NZ Ltd in partnership       9 Maidstone Road
                                                   with the University of Canterbury. The Ilam           Private Bag 4760
Residency period                                   Apartments, Sonoda Christchurch Campus and            Christchurch 8140
At UC Accommodation Student Village, we            University Hall are collectively referred to as the   Office: +64 3 364 3444
believe in being flexible. Ilam Apartments is      UC Accommodation Student Village. For more            Darel Hall, General Manager
open 12 months of the year. The contract period    information go to www.canterburyuv.co.nz              Facsimile: +64 3 364 2924
for full-year accommodation is for a minimum
                                                                                                         Email: enquiries@clv.canterbury.ac.nz
of 42 weeks (when occupancy permits, one-          Staff                                                 www.canterburyuv.co.nz
semester contracts are available). Consequently,
the Student Village apartments and facilities      UC Accommodation Student Village is led
remain open throughout all vacation periods        by the Village General Manager with three
and residents are able to stay on during these     live-in managers, community management
times. Family and friends are also welcome to      and supporting staff. Residential Advisers are
stay throughout the summer holidays at very        appointed each year to provide a supportive
competitive rates. Some students start their       environment. Ilam Apartments has a staff
Hall life at Ilam and many come to Ilam after      member with a duty phone at all times to deal
their first year. All are welcome.                 with any emergency. Parents and caregivers
                                                   are most welcome to contact Student Village
                                                   management at any time to discuss their needs.


                                                                                                                                                            11
Rochester and Rutherford Hall


With 178 rooms, Rochester and
Rutherford Hall is large enough to
be interesting and small enough for
residents to get to know everyone.
The Hall is centrally located, and
prides itself on its food, facilities,
community life and academic
achievement.

Rochester and Rutherford is the Hall located
closest to major university buildings and the
Recreation Centre. The local shopping centres
at Bush Inn and Church Corner are just over
ten minutes’ walk away. The Hall is equidistant
to Christchurch International Airport and the
central business district. From the bus stop
opposite the Hall grounds, it is a 15-minute trip
to Cathedral Square. Shuttles offer a door-to-
door service to Mount Hutt for winter sports.

Accommodation                                         Facilities
The Hall is set in extensive grounds laid out with    The Hall is a modern complex. Its three
trees and gardens, and has accommodation for          residential houses are adjacent to the Ashby
178 residents in three four-storied blocks.           building, which contains the dining hall,
All rooms are fully furnished with a bed, study       common rooms and chapel. There are also
desk and chair, easy chair, bookshelves, notice       tutorial, music and computer rooms within
board and wardrobe. Linen and bedding are             the Hall.
provided. Rooms are centrally heated and each         A pool table, table tennis table, stereo, DVD
floor has a kitchenette. There is a central laundry   player and gas barbecues are available for
with washing machines and dryers.                     residents’ use.
The Hall has a replacement plan in place to keep
all its furnishings and facilities up to date.
                                                      The Hall has three pianos – one of which is a       Academic assistance
                                                      grand – and a drum kit and pipe organ.
Each room has a telephone with free local                                                                 As appropriate, the Hall will provide free weekly
                                                      Car-parking and a locked bike shed are also         tutorials as well as short-term tutorial help
calling and voicemail. Access to the University’s     available. The Hall’s computer room is set up as
network is also provided at no additional charge.                                                         before tests, assignments and examinations.
                                                      a university computer workroom with access to       Residents are encouraged to form study groups.
User charges for internet access are listed on the    the internet, email and all software available on
University’s IT web pages.                                                                                The Hall’s Residential Tutors and senior students
                                                      the University network.                             also provide academic assistance.
The Hall also has two guest rooms for parents to
                                                                                                          A new study centre was opened in 2009. In
use when visiting, at no additional cost.             Hall life                                           2010 tutorials were offered in legal systems,
                                                      The Hall’s Students’ Association takes an active    psychology, mathematics, chemistry, physics,
Meals                                                 part in Hall life. The Executive assists with       education and speech and language therapy.
Three meals per day are provided. The Hall takes      orientation, the Inter-Hall sports and cultural
pride in its home-style meals which have a            shield competitions, and social events such as      Scholarships
range of choices. Arrangements may be made            Hall parties and the Annual Ball. The Executive
for vegetarian and other dietary requirements.                                                            The Hall awards four scholarships, currently
                                                      organises hall trips to major events including
There are several theme and formal dinners held                                                           $1,500 each in value, to first-year students based
                                                      international sports events and concerts.
throughout the year. In 2010 the kitchen and                                                              on performance in Year 13 and their involvement
                                                      The Student President plays an important role       in either community leadership, sporting
servery area were extensively modernised to           in Rochester and Rutherford Hall as leader
incorporate plasma screens for communication                                                              leadership or cultural leadership. Scholarships
                                                      of the student body and as a channel of             may also be awarded to returning residents
and servery areas to complement the excellent         communication between various groups within
food available.                                                                                           on the basis of academic performance and
                                                      the Hall.

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                                                                                                         “I wanted to meet new
                                                                                                          people, be able to
                                                                                                          concentrate on my study
                                                                                                          and be looked after.”
                                                                                                          Jessica Napper (18)
                                                                                                          Columba College, Dunedin
                                                                                                          Studying towards a Bachelor of Engineering
                                                                                                          with Honours and a UC Emerging Leaders’
                                                                                                          Scholarship recipient



service to the Hall. The Rutherford Hall Board     Governing body                                      Residential Tutors (2010):
Community Service Award is awarded annually                                                            Jono Boyce
to acknowledge community service to the Hall.      Rochester and Rutherford Hall is a not-for-profit   David Dingwall
The Rutherford Hall Art Award recognises the       independent Hall. Members of its Executive          Lizzie McKenzie
most outstanding piece of artwork by a current     Council are appointed by the Rochester and          Aimee Scofield
Hall student.                                      the Rutherford Hall Trusts, together with the
                                                   President of the Rochford Students’ Association.    Contact
Residency period                                                                                       Rochester and Rutherford Hall
                                                   Staff                                               77 Ilam Road
Rochester and Rutherford Hall’s residential year
is approximately 33 weeks and its annual fee is    The Hall has a resident Principal, a Bursar         Christchurch 8041
highly competitive. The Hall opens in February     and a House Manager, seven cleaning staff, a        Telephone: +64 3 364 2799
during the week before lectures start with a       Maintenance Officer, four Residential Tutors,       Principal: +64 3 364 2837
number of orientation activities. It closes for    and two part-time Chaplains. The catering is        Facsimile: +64 3 364 2953
each resident on the day following their           contracted to Alliance Catering.
                                                                                                       Email:
last examination.                                  Principal: Stephen Kissick                          rochester-rutherford@ext.canterbury.ac.nz
Accommodation without meals during the             Bursar: Ian Hodder                                  www.rochester-rutherford.org.nz
official university vacations is on offer,         House Manager: Patricia McKendry
subject to availability.




                                                                                                                                                       13
Sonoda Christchurch Campus


Nau mai, haere mai – Welcome!
Sonoda Christchurch Campus is a
small, friendly, semi-catered
Hall of Residence, situated within a
beautiful garden setting.

Sonoda Christchurch Campus is on campus
between the University’s College of Education
and the Ilam sports fields. The modern
accommodation facilities and Japanese inspired
landscaped grounds offer a peaceful atmosphere
in which students can live and study.
The Hall is well suited to all students enrolled at
the University of Canterbury and includes one-
bedroom flats which are ideal for postgraduate
students. Sonoda also features short-term
accommodation for academics.

Accommodation
Sonoda accommodates up to 110 residents in
its modern boutique semi-catered complex. It
is a perfect place to participate in the true Halls
of Residence experience, while still enjoying a
quieter, low-rise environment.
The rooms are arranged into fully-furnished
apartments with five single bedrooms,
bathroom facilities (including a bath) and newly
renovated kitchen/living rooms. Each kitchen/
living room is equipped with the basic essentials
for self-catering and provides comfy couches
and a flat screen TV.
The single bedrooms contain a bed, desk, chairs,      Facilities                                          The Hall is adjacent to extensive playing fields,
wardrobe and two sets of drawers. The rooms                                                               and tennis and netball courts. It is a short walk
                                                      Sonoda Christchurch Campus is extremely             to the Bush Inn shopping centre, and a short bus
also feature individually controlled electric
                                                      fortunate to have beautifully landscaped            ride to the large Westfield Riccarton
heating and a hand basin.
                                                      grounds that include a Japanese-style garden        shopping mall.
At least one building is offered as alcohol-free      planted with New Zealand native trees and
and/or single-sex accommodation, depending            bushes, and a water feature.                        Sonoda Christchurch Campus has a Four Star
on demand.                                                                                                Plus rating from Qualmark.
                                                      The central common room has plasma screen TV
                                                      with digital SKY, and a DVD player, as well as a
Meals                                                 pool table.
                                                                                                          Hall life
Sonoda Christchurch Campus is a semi-catered                                                              All residents are encouraged to participate in
                                                      The Hinoki Dining Room also doubles as the
Hall, catering for dinner only on site in the                                                             the life of the Hall. With residents coming from
                                                      quiet study area and music room outside of
Hinoki Dining Room. The refurbished kitchen/                                                              all around New Zealand and some from further
                                                      meal times. The Hall has a centralised computer
living rooms in each apartment allow residents                                                            afield, the community is lively. We are always
                                                      room with six computers that are connected to
to prepare their own breakfast and lunch, but                                                             keen participants in the Inter-Hall sports and
                                                      the University network, available 24 hours a day.
also have the benefit of a hot and nutritious                                                             cultural competitions.
                                                      There are coin operated laundry facilities and
meal every night.                                                                                         We also have a vibrant social programme
                                                      outside clothes lines provided for each building.
                                                                                                          focused on fun, challenge and new experiences.
                                                      There is car-parking for residents only (parking
                                                                                                          Up to 30 students from Sonoda Women’s
                                                      permit required) and secure cycle storage.
                                                                                                          University in Japan visit UC regularly for study.
                                                      All buildings have 24-hour security doors and       Their stay at Sonoda Christchurch Campus
                                                      security cameras in entranceways.

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                                                                                                              “Everyone is very friendly,
                                                                                                               it’s quiet and peaceful and
                                                                                                               there is still freedom to do
creates a lot of interest and the mixing of
cultures is wonderful education for residents                                                                  what you want to do.”
and Japanese students alike.
                                                                                                               Lorna Pirie (18)
Hall rules are based on care and consideration
                                                                                                               Rangiora High School, Rangiora
for each other, the campus buildings and
grounds, the neighbourhood and the                                                                             Studying towards a Bachelor of Arts in French
environment. Intending residents should note                                                                   and Spanish
that Sonoda Christchurch Campus has a smoke-
free policy that includes all of the grounds.

Academic assistance                                                                                         with a duty phone at all times to deal with
While a diverse and exciting student lifestyle is a   Residency period                                      any emergency. Parents and caregivers are
high priority to us, the first priority is academic   Sonoda’s residency agreements run for up to           most welcome to contact Student Village
success. One of the key roles of the Community        40 weeks, from 14 February 2011, although early       management at any time to discuss their needs.
Manager, Warren Lees, and his team is to gauge        entry and late exit can be arranged.
progress and identify problems by undertaking
                                                                                                            Contact
regular one-on-one interviews with residents.         Governing body                                        UC Accommodation Student Village
The Student Village has an Academic Support           UC Accommodation Student Village is operated          9 Maidstone Road
Co-ordinator (ASC) who organises study groups,        by Campus Living Villages NZ Ltd in partnership       Private Bag 4760
exam-focused tutorials, study spaces, linking         with the University of Canterbury. The Ilam           Christchurch 8140
into UC services and other academic support           Apartments, Sonoda Christchurch Campus and
services. The ASC can be contacted at                                                                       Office: +64 3 364 3444
                                                      University Hall are collectively referred to as the
study@clv.canterbury.ac.nz                                                                                  Darel Hall, General Manager
                                                      UC Accommodation Student Village. For more
                                                                                                            Facsimile: +64 3 364 2924
                                                      information go to www.canterburyuv.co.nz
Scholarships                                                                                                Email: enquiries@clv.canterbury.ac.nz
                                                                                                            www.canterburyuv.co.nz
Campus Living Villages NZ Ltd offers a variety of     Staff
scholarships to residents each year. Application      UC Accommodation Student Village is led
forms and eligibility criteria are available at       by the Village General Manager with three
www.canterburyuv.co.nz                                live-in managers, community management
                                                      and supporting staff. Residential Advisers are
                                                      appointed each year to provide a supportive
                                                      environment. Sonoda has a staff member

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University Hall


University Hall is located on campus
in spacious grounds, on Maidstone
Road, next to Ilam Fields. Housing
up to 550 residents, University
Hall offers a safe and comfortable
transitional year, where students
develop in a modern Hall of
Residence experience.

A major refurbishment of the Hall was
completed during the 2006/07 summer break,
the dining room in 2009, the common rooms
in 2010, including the installation of a gym. An
ongoing refurbishment programme is in place to
maintain and enhance the living environment.
Each year University Hall undergoes the rigorous
Qualmark rating for student accommodation
and achieves excellent results.

Accommodation
University Hall accommodates 550 residents           Breakfast 7.00am – 9.30am: Our continental
in catered, single rooms. All rooms are fully        breakfasts consist of a large range of options.
furnished with a bed, desk, chair, wardrobe,         Lunch 11.30am – 1.30pm: Fresh daily baking and
bookcases, heating, computer port and a              fruit complement our extensive lunch menu.
telephone with voicemail.                            Dinner 5.30pm – 7.15pm: With a menu that
You can choose from two types of                     includes traditional favourites, ethnic theme
accommodation, offered at varying rates:             nights, pasta nights and daily desserts, dinner
• Connon, Alpers and Ngata: single rooms with        will suit all tastes. All meals have a vegetarian
  a Three Star Plus Qualmark rating                  option and most special diets can be catered
• Rolleston, Kate Sheppard, Popper, Bickerton        for by arrangement. Late dinners are available
  and Jean Herbison: with a Four Star Qualmark       on weeknights for residents who, due to sport,
  rating.                                            academic, or working commitments, cannot            Hall life
                                                     make it back to the Hall during dining times.       University Hall is a place where residents can
All residents are members of a key group that,
                                                                                                         really make things happen. With residents
with their Residential Adviser, forms tier core
support for the year. Students with similar          Facilities                                          studying a wide range of degrees and with a
                                                     University Hall offers a wide range of facilities   number of international students, you will gain
key interests are put together to make their
                                                     to help you study, rest and play. We have an IT     access to diverse ideas and cultures.
stay as supportive, enjoyable, challenging and
academically stimulating as possible. There is a     suite available 24 hours a day with computers       The year opens with University Hall Orientation
strong focus on getting students to meet new         connected to the University network. Our library    a week before university starts. This is a packed
people across all sides of the Hall. Our goal is     is a low noise group study room and residents       week including several key group events – check
that each resident will meet 100 new people          have access to the Popper Study Room. Both key      out our Facebook site for photos of past events.
within the first 24 hours of moving into the Hall.   study areas have wireless internet access.          During this time, those students who need to
                                                     Lounge rooms in each building have TVs,             can complete their enrolment at UC, while there
Alcohol-free and/or single-sex accommodation
                                                     microwaves and hot water. Video machines and        is also free time to unpack and explore the city.
is available depending on demand.
                                                     DVD players are available and there are two SKY     The University Hall Resident Advisers organise
                                                                                                         the rest of the social and sporting calendar
Meals                                                digital lounges. Recreation rooms have pool
                                                                                                         throughout the year, including key group
                                                     and table tennis tables. Outdoors you’ll find
University Hall has a reputation for its high        barbecue areas and an all-weather volleyball        competitions.
standard of healthy and varied catering. Because     court.
of our size we can offer extended meal sessions
and flexibility. We serve three meals daily.



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                                                                                                              “Don’t confine yourself to
                                                                                                               study – have fun, socialise,
                                                                                                               play sport, but don’t
                                                                                                               forget why you are here!”
                                                                                                               Gray Lewis (18)
                                                                                                               Otamatea High School, Northland
                                                                                                               Studying towards a Bachelor of Engineering
                                                                                                               with Honours in Mechanical Engineering




Academic assistance                                   Scholarships                                          Staff
While a diverse and exciting student lifestyle is a   Campus Living Villages NZ Ltd offers a variety of     UC Accommodation Student Village is led
high priority to us, the first priority is academic   scholarships to residents each year. Application      by the Village General Manager with three
success. One of the key roles of the Community        forms and eligibility criteria are available at       live-in managers, community management
Manager, Warren Lees, and his team is to gauge        www.canterburyuv.co.nz                                and supporting staff. Residential Advisers are
progress and identify problems by undertaking                                                               appointed each year to provide a supportive
regular one-on-one interviews with residents.         Residency period                                      environment. University Hall has a staff
The Student Village has an Academic Support                                                                 member with a duty phone at all times to deal
                                                      University Hall’s residency agreements run for
Co-ordinator (ASC) who organises study groups,                                                              with any emergency. Parents and caregivers
                                                      up to 40 weeks, from 14 February 2011, although
exam focused tutorials, study spaces, linking                                                               are most welcome to contact Student Village
                                                      early entry and late exit can be arranged.
into UC services and other academic support                                                                 management at any time to discuss their needs.
services. The ASC can be contacted at
study@clv.canterbury.ac.nz
                                                      Governing body                                        Contact
                                                      UC Accommodation Student Village is operated
We have strong links with faculty clubs such as                                                             UC Accommodation Student Village
                                                      by Campus Living Villages NZ Ltd in partnership
Ensoc who bring engineering students together                                                               9 Maidstone Road
                                                      with the University of Canterbury. The Ilam
for senior student-led tutorials. We encourage                                                              Private Bag 4760
                                                      Apartments, Sonoda Christchurch Campus and
engineering pods located around the Hall, where                                                             Christchurch 8140
                                                      University Hall are collectively referred to as the
you will live and learn with your peers that are                                                            Office: +64 3 364 3444, Facsimile: +64 3 364 2924
                                                      UC Accommodation Student Village. For more
part of the same study area.                                                                                Darel Hall, General Manager
                                                      information go to www.canterburyuv.co.nz
                                                                                                            Email: enquiries@clv.canterbury.ac.nz
                                                                                                            www.canterburyuv.co.nz
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Halls of Residence comparison chart

                                                                                                        Max. walk                           Same sex
                                                                                                        to any      Single       Person/    floors or                                                                                Shared                                                                                                    Parking
                                                                                                        lecture     rooms        bathroom   apartments                                   Internet         Bedding         Bedrooms   areas      Laundry      Academic tutorial   Computer                                Recreation            (allocated on a
                                                        Hall                                            theatre*    available    ratio      available    Meals           Telephone       access           supplied        serviced   serviced   facilities   programme           room           Other facilities         facilities            first in basis)
                                                                                                        6–12mins    107          9:2        No           3 meals daily   In room with    In room          Yes (all        1 x week   5 x week   Included     Yes                 Yes            Study centre &           Table tennis table;   $60 per annum
                                                      Bishop Julius Hall




                                                                                                                                 11:2                    Suppers         voicemail       Wireless         beds King       (clean                in cost                          7 computers    common room area;        pool table; TV,       (27 parks)
                                                                                                                                 13:3                    during first                    hotspots in      Singles)        linen                                                                 TV room; recreation      DVD, VCR, SKY
                                                                                                                                 12:4                    two weeks                       study centre                     weekly)                                                               room; music room
                                                                                                                                                         of the year
                                                                                                                                                         and during
                                                                                                                                                         study weeks



                                                                                                        6–12mins    152          5:1        No           3 meals daily   In room with    In room          Yes (all        2 x week   7 x week   Included     Yes                 Yes            Chapel; formal           Squash, netball       $80 per annum
                                                      College House
 inDePenDent hAlls




                                                                                                                                                         Suppers         voicemail                        beds King       (clean                in cost                          8 computers    lounge; common           and tennis courts     (44 parks)
                                                                                                                                                         during study                                     Singles)        linen                                                                 rooms; TV rooms;         and sports field      Secured by
                                                                                                                                                         and exam                                                         weekly)                                                               study centre; library;   adjacent; table       electronic
                                                                                                                                                         weeks                                                                                                                                  student-run canteen;     tennis table;         gates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                function room; music     billiard table; TV,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                room                     DVD, VCR, SKY,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Datashow

                                                                                                        4–10mins    178          4:1        No           3 meals daily   In room with    In room          Yes             1 x week   5 x week   50c wash     Yes                 Yes            Chapel; TV rooms;        Pool tables; table    $60 per
                                                       Rochester and
                                                      Rutherford Hall




                                                                                                                                                         Suppers         voicemail                                        (clean                50c dry                          8 computers    common room; study       tennis table; TV,     annum
                                                                                                                                                         during study                                                     linen                                                                 centre; music room       DVD, VCR, SKY         (62 parks)
                                                                                                                                                         and exam                                                         weekly)                                                               Free guest rooms
                                     fully-cAtereD




                                                                                                                                                         weeks                                                                                                                                  for parents (on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                application)




                                                                                                        5–10mins    296          6:1        Yes          3 meals daily   In room with    In room          No - Bed        No         6 x week   $2 wash      Yes                 Yes            Study library and        New gym, SKY,         Resident
                                                       University Hall
                                                      (Ngata, Connon,
                                                               Alpers)




                                                                                                                                                         Suppers         voicemail       Wireless         Linen Pack is                         $2 dry       Academic            11 computers   study rooms, band        TV, DVD, pool         parking permit
                                                                                                                                                         during study                    hotspots in      available for                                      Support             and access     room, TV lounges and     table, table          (fee applies)
                                                                                                                                                         weeks                           library/dining   purchase on                                        Coordinator         to 10 other    common rooms             tennis, all weather   (110 parks)
                                                                                                                                                                                         room and         arrival (fee                                       organises           Student                                 volleyball court
                                                                                                                                                                                         Popper Study     applies)                                           detailed            Village                                 and basketball
                                                                                                                                                                                         Room                                                                programme           computers                               hoop, tennis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             across the                                                  courts and sports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Student Village                                             fields adjacent

                                                                                                        4–10mins    259          7:2        Yes          3 meals daily   In room with    In room          No - Bed        No         6 x week   $2 wash      Yes                 Yes            Study library and        New gym, SKY,         Resident
                                                                          Bickerton, Jean Herbison)
                                                                   Sonoda University Hall (Rolleston,
                                                                            Kate Sheppard, Popper,




                                                                                                                                 6:2                     Suppers         voicemail       Wireless         Linen Pack is                         $2 dry       Academic            see above      study rooms, band        TV, DVD, pool         parking permit
                                                                                                                                                         during study                    hotspots in      available for                                      Support                            room, TV lounges and     table, table          (fee applies)
                                                                                                                                 5:2
                                                                                                                                                         weeks                           library/dining   purchase on                                        Coordinator                        common rooms             tennis, all weather   (110 parks)
                                                                                                                                                                                         room and         arrival (fee                                       organises                                                   volleyball court
                                                                                                                                                                                         Popper Study     applies)                                           detailed                                                    and basketball
                                                                                                                                                                                         Room                                                                programme                                                   hoop, tennis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             across the                                                  courts and sports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Student Village                                             fields adjacent



                                                                                                        3-15mins    110 (90      5:1        Yes          Dinner only     One phone       In room          No - Bed        No         5 x week   $2 wash      Academic            Yes            Common room/             Access to Village     Resident
                                                      Christchurch Campus




                                                                                                                    full-time)   (shower                 Suppers         with            Wireless         Linen Pack is                         $2 dry       Support             6 computers    lounge; dining room;     gym                   parking permit
                                                                                                                                 +                       during study    voicemail per   hotspots in      available for                                      Coordinator         and access     each apartment has                             (fee applies)
                                                                                                                                 separate                                apartment                        purchase on                                        organises                          kitchens equipped                              (39 parks)
                                       seMi-cAtereD
 uc AccOMMODAtiOn: stuDent VillAGe




                                                                                                                                                         weeks                           Keyaki and                                                                              to 15 other
                                                                                                                                 bath)                                                   Hinoki social    arrival (fee                                       detailed            Student        with essentials
                                                                                                                                                                                         and study        applies)                                           programme           Village
                                                                                                                                                                                         spaces                                                              across the          computers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Student Village




                                                                                                        4-10mins    144          6:1        Yes          Meal plans      In room with    In room          No - Bed        No         House      Included     Academic            Yes            Two large                SKY, TV, DVD,         Resident
                                                             (Manuka)
                                                      Ilam Apartments




                                                                                                                                                         available at    voicemail       Wireless         Linen Pack is              staff      in cost      Support             4 computers    recreational rooms       pool table, table     parking permit
                                                                                                                                                         University                      hotspots in      available for              clean                   Coordinator         and access     and study area;          tennis, projector     (fee applies)
                                                                                                                                                         Hall at an                      Old and New      purchase on                common                  organises           to 17 other    music area in            onto large screen     (Ilam
                                                                                                                                                         extra cost                      Common           arrival (fee               areas                   detailed            Student        common room;             Access to Village     Apartments
                                                                                                                                                                                         Rooms            applies)                   once a                  programme           Village        each apartment has       gym                   200 parks)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     month                   across the          computers      kitchens equipped
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Student Village                    with essentials


                                                                                                        5–12mins    683          3:1        Yes          Meal plans      One phone       In room          No - Bed        No         House      Hinau:       Academic            Yes            Two large                SKY, TV, DVD,         Resident
                                                        (Kowhai +Hinau)
                                                         Ilam Apartments

                                                      3, 4 and 5-bedroom




                                                                                                                                 4:2                     available at    with            Wireless         Linen Pack is              staff      $2 wash      Support             see above      recreational rooms       pool table, table     parking permit
                                                                                                                                 5:2                     University      voicemail per   hotspots in      available for              clean      $2 dry       Coordinator                        and study area;          tennis, projector     (fee applies)
                                                                                                                                 6:2                     Hall at an      apartment                        purchase on                common                  organises                          music area in            onto large screen     (Ilam
                                       self-cAtereD




                                                                                                                                                                                         Old and New                                            Kowhai:
                                                                                                                                                         extra cost                      Common           arrival (fee               areas      free         detailed                           common room;             Access to Village     Apartments
                                                                                                                                                                                         Rooms            applies)                   once a                  programme                          each apartment has       gym                   200 parks)
                                                                                                                                                                                                          (Hinau                     month                   across the                         kitchens equipped
                                                                                                                                                                                                          rooms are                                          Student Village                    with essentials
                                                                                                                                                                                                          all King
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Singles)


                                                                                                        5–12mins    18           2:1        Yes          Meal plans      One phone       In room          No - Bed        No         House      $2 wash      Academic            Yes            Two large                SKY, TV, DVD,         Resident
                                                               (Hinau)
                                                      Ilam Apartments

                                                            2-bedroom




                                                                                                                                                         available at    with            Wireless         Linen Pack is              staff      $2 dry       Support             see above      recreational rooms       pool table, table     parking permit
                                                                                                                                                         University      voicemail per   hotspots in      available for              clean                   Coordinator                        and study area;          tennis, projector     (fee applies)
                                                                                                                                                         Hall at an      apartment       Old and New      purchase on                common                  organises                          music area in            onto large screen     (Ilam
                                                                                                                                                         extra cost                      Common           arrival (fee               areas                   detailed                           common room;             Access to Village     Apartments
                                                                                                                                                                                         Rooms            applies)                   once a                  programme                          each apartment has       gym                   200 parks)
                                                                                                                                                                                                          (all beds                  month                   across the                         kitchens equipped
                                                                                                                                                                                                          King                                               Student Village                    with essentials
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Singles)


*All halls of residence are on the University of Canterbury campus
**See www.qualmark.co.nz for more information.




18
                                                                                                                                                        AnnuAl fees            Other cOsts (based on 2011 prices)    suitAbility
                                                           ‘Student
Covered   Wheelchair                                       Accommodation’                                              Accepts one      Available                                                     Hall                    Mature/              Under 18 yrs
bicycle   accessible   Alumni         Scholarships         **Qualmark                              Standard            semester         for summer                             Contingency   Admin.   Student        School   adult     Postgrad   International
storage   facilities   organisation   available            Rating           Other information      contract length     applications     accomm.         2011        2010       fee           fee      Assoc. fee     leaver   student   student    student
Yes       Yes          Yes            Yes – for first      Not assessed     Student Executive      Feb-Nov             No               Groups/         Not yet     $11,655    $400          $150     $250           Yes      No        No         Yes
                                      and second year                       runs sports and        academic year                        conferences     confirmed              (2010)        (2010)   (includes
                                      students                              events programme       (vacation fee                        only                                                          ball ticket)
                                                                            (hall ball etc.)       due if staying                                                                                     (2010)
                                                                            Larger room for        over the holidays
                                                                            returning students     during the year)
                                                                            Alcohol-free floors
                                                                            available on request


Yes       Yes          Yes            Yes – for first      Not assessed     Student Committee      Feb-Nov             No               Groups/         Not yet     $12,950    $300          $300     $250           Yes      No        No         No
                                      and second year                       which organizes        academic year                        conferences     confirmed              (2010)        (2010)   (2010)
                                      students                              events                 (vacation fee                        only
                                                                            Additional             due if staying
                                                                            leadership positions   over the holidays
                                                                                                   during the year)



Yes       Yes          Yes            Yes – for first      Not assessed     Student Executive      Feb-Nov             No               Groups/         Not yet     $11,000    $200          $200     $200           Yes      No        No         Yes
                                      and second year                       runs sport, social     academic year                        conferences     confirmed              (2010)        (2010)   (2010)
                                      students                              and cultural           (no vacation                         only
                                                                            programme which        fee, however
                                                                            includes hall ball     students cater
                                                                            and orientation        for themselves if
                                                                            activities             staying over the
                                                                                                   holidays during
                                                                                                   the year)

Yes       Yes          Yes            Yes – on                              Engineering areas      Feb-Nov             Yes (for         Yes (min stay   Not yet     $11,080    $300          $200     $200           Yes      Yes       Yes        Yes
                                      application                           available              academic year       students on      applies) +      confirmed
                                      through                               Residential            (no vacation fee)   approved study   groups and
                                      www.                                  Advisers run events                        programmes       conferences
                                      canterburyuv.                         programme and                              only)
                                      co.nz/scholarships                    group events
                                                                            Alcohol free and
                                                                            single-sex areas
                                                                            available on demand

Yes       Yes          Yes            Yes – on                              Residential            Feb-Nov             Yes (for         Yes (min stay   Not yet     $12,120    $300          $200     $200           Yes      Yes       Yes        Yes
                                      application                           Advisers run events    academic year       students on      applies) +      confirmed
                                      through                               programme and          (no vacation fee)   approved study   groups and
                                      www.                                  group events                               programmes       conferences
                                      canterburyuv.                         Alcohol free and                           only)
                                      co.nz/scholarships                    single-sex areas
                                                                            available on demand




Yes       Yes          Yes            Yes – on                              Smoke-free grounds     Feb-Nov             Yes - on         Yes (min stay   Not yet     $10,000    $300          $200     $200           Yes      Yes       Yes        No
                                      application                           Washbasin inroom       academic year       availability     applies) +      confirmed   (semi-
                                      through                                                      (no vacation fee)                    groups and                  catered)
                                                                            Residential
                                      www.                                                                                              conferences
                                                                            Advisers run events
                                      canterburyuv.
                                                                            programme and
                                      co.nz/scholarships
                                                                            group events
                                                                            Alcohol free and
                                                                            single-sex areas
                                                                            available on demand


Yes       No           Yes            Yes – on                              Residential            Feb-Nov             Yes (for         Yes (min stay   Not yet     $7,392     $300          $200     $200           Yes      Yes       Yes        No
                                      application                           Advisers run events    academic year       students on      applies) +      confirmed
                                      through                               programme and          (no vacation fee)   approved study   groups and
                                      www.                                  group events                               programmes       conferences
                                      canterburyuv.                         Alcohol free and                           only)
                                      co.nz/scholarships                    single-sex areas
                                                                            available on demand



Yes       Yes          Yes            Yes – on                              Residential            Feb-Nov             Yes (for         Yes (min stay   Not yet     $7,644     $300          $200     $200           Yes      Yes       Yes        No
                                      application                           Advisers run events    academic year       students on      applies) +      confirmed
                                      through                               programme and          (no vacation fee)   approved study   groups and
                                      www.                                  group events                               programmes       conferences
                                      canterburyuv.                         Alcohol free and                           only)
                                      co.nz/scholarships                    single-sex areas
                                                                            available on demand




Yes       No           Yes            Yes – on                              Residential            Feb-Nov             Yes (for         Yes (min stay   Not yet     $9,786     $300          $200     $200           Yes      Yes       Yes        No
                                      application                           Advisers run events    academic year       students on      applies) +      confirmed
                                      through                               programme and          (no vacation fee)   approved study   groups and
                                      www.                                  group events                               programmes       conferences
                                      canterburyuv.                         Alcohol free and                           only)
                                      co.nz/scholarships                    single-sex areas
                                                                            available on demand




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          19
Applying for a Hall of Residence

Many of the Halls of Residence
                                                      How to apply                                         The process
receive far more applications than                                                                         On submission of your online application form
                                                      Your application is sent to your first
they have places available, so it is                  preference Hall for consideration only after
                                                                                                           (Step 1 opposite), you will immediately be sent
important that you make every effort                                                                       an email that includes your application number
                                                      you have completed both steps 1 and 2
                                                                                                           and a password. Use these to regularly check the
to send the best application you can.                 below.
                                                                                                           status of your application at
                                                      Step 1. Complete the online                          www.canterbury.ac.nz/accom/halls
Be careful with spelling and avoid acronyms and       application form                                     If you don’t receive this email straight away,
abbreviations. Fill in all the information about                                                           contact the Accommodation Office as your
your interests and responsibilities, and provide      This application form is completed online at
                                                      www.canterbury.ac.nz/accom/halls                     application may not have been submitted
dates where possible. Also, make sure you have                                                             correctly.
typed your email address correctly, that it is        If you do not have internet access, request a
an email address you check regularly, and that        hard copy from the Accommodation Office              Only once Step 2 (see opposite) has also been
it can receive large attachments. If a member         (see page 3 for contact details).                    completed, will your application be sent to your
of your family has had some connection with                                                                first preference Hall for consideration.
                                                      Step 2. Complete section (a), (b) or (c)
the Hall you are applying to, note this on your                                                            After the application due date has passed, the
                                                      below, as appropriate.
application form.                                                                                          Hall will either:
                                                      (a) If you are applying as a returning student       • Offer you a place: To accept the offer you
For more helpful application tips and FAQs go to
                                                         in the same UC Hall as a previous year,              must send the signed contract and deposit
www.canterbury.ac.nz/accom/halls
                                                         or you are a student on an approved UC               to the Hall by the due date stated in the
                                                         Study Abroad or Exchange programme,                  offer letter. Please notify the Hall as soon as
Due dates                                                send an email to the Accommodation                   possible if your circumstances have changed
Applications for 2011 open on 1 August 2010.             Office confirming your online application,           and you do not wish to continue with your
If you are starting at UC in February 2011, you          the name of the previous Hall, and your              application. By delaying you are holding up a
must submit both parts of the application by             programme of study.                                  valuable place for another student.
1 October 2010 to be considered in the first          (b) If you are a new International student           • Offer you a place on the Hall’s waitlist: You
round of offers. If you are starting at UC in July       applying from overseas and would like                must inform the Hall if you wish to remain
2011, you must submit both parts of the                  to accept the guaranteed offer in UC                 on this waitlist or alternatively ask to have
application by 1 May 2011. You can submit your           Accommodation’s self-catered apartments,             your application sent on to another Hall for
application before you gain admission to UC.             send your completed UC Accommodation                 consideration. Please note, you cannot be
Late applications will be considered only if there       Form (sent to you with your unconditional            waitlisted and considered by another Hall at
are places still available.                              offer of place from the University’s                 the same time.
                                                         International Office) to the Accommodation        • Let you know that you have been
Selection criteria                                       Office.                                              unsuccessful at securing a place and
Halls look for students with a variety of             (c) For all other students, download a                  your application will be returned to the
experiences from which to build their                    2011 Common Confidential Reference Form              Accommodation Office: If this happens, the
communities. They aim for a spread of students           from www.canterbury.ac.nz/accom/halls                Accommodation Office will then contact you
from different regions studying towards                  or request a hard copy from the                      with what other halls are still considering
different degrees. Choosing too many students            Accommodation Office (see page 3 for                 applications. You will be given a date that you
from one particular school or in one area of             contact details). Fill in Section A and give         need to reply to the Accommodation Office by
study is avoided if possible, especially in the          it to your nominated referee (see below)             in order to be considered for the second round
smaller Halls.                                           to complete Section B. Your referee                  of offers.
The Halls are typically looking for a student            should send the completed form to the             First offers will be sent out by 6 October 2010,
who is going to contribute to the activities of          Accommodation Office on your behalf.              second offers by 18 October and further offers
the Hall. They are looking for a well-rounded                                                              made throughout late October to February
                                                        Who should be your nominated referee?
student who is not only going to study hard, but                                                           as places become available. Second semester
                                                        If you have been at secondary school in            applicants will be notified any time
has other interests to contribute whether they          New Zealand in the last two years, your
be sporting, musical, or cultural. Therefore, it is                                                        from 1 May 2011 onwards.
                                                        referee should be a person holding a senior
important that you list all your extra-curricular                                                          Note: Ilam Apartments may process offers before
                                                        management role at your school (eg, Year
activities in your application form and promote                                                            the due date.
                                                        13 Dean, Careers Adviser or Principal). In all
yourself well.                                          other cases, a suitable referee would be a         To cancel or withdraw your application, advise
What you say in your application form is very           lecturer, employer, landlord or minister (not      the Accommodation Office in writing as soon as
important to the Halls when making their                a friend or relative).                             possible. If you have already accepted a place in
selection but equally important is what your                                                               a Hall, contact the Hall directly.
                                                      Note: If you have applied to College House as
referee says about you in your Common                 your first preference, additional documents are
Confidential Reference Form. Be sure to give it to    required – see page 9 or their website for further
your referee early, so they have enough time to       details.
complete it and send it before the due date.

20
Flatting and private rental
accommodation
Many students decide to go flatting
after their first year of study. You can
choose to live on campus at Ilam
Apartments* or off campus in private
rental accommodation. Students
who are a couple or have a family of
their own will usually need to find
private rental accommodation.

There are a range of private rental
accommodation options throughout
Christchurch, from new apartments or
townhouses with little or no section, to older
houses with space for your own vegetable
garden.

Tenancy agreements
There are two main types of tenancy/lease:
                                                       There are a number of resources you can use to       You will need to budget for your set-up costs,
• A periodic tenancy lasts until either the tenant
                                                       search for a flat, including the flatting database   your weekly on-going costs and also your
   gives the required notice that they want to
                                                       managed by UC (www.studentrent.co.nz). For           personal expenses. For more information about
   leave or the landlord asks them to leave.
                                                       more details on other resources, see                 the expected costs of flatting go to
• A fixed-term tenancy finishes on a date that         www.canterbury.ac.nz/accom/flatting                  www.canterbury.ac.nz/accom/flatting
   is written in the tenancy agreement. The
   landlord can not give the tenant notice to quit                                                          If you are not sure you can afford to go flatting,
   before then. The tenant cannot give notice to
                                                       What to look for in a flat                           go to www.canterbury.ac.nz/hardship. Check
   leave before that date either.                      It is important to select a flat that suits you,     out the budget worksheets and for help with
                                                       your budget and your lifestyle. Before signing a     developing these or managing your money
Fixed-term agreements for a period of 12 months
                                                       tenancy agreement you should view the rental         contact Student Advisory Services,
are the most common type of tenancy offered
                                                       property in person. We recommend you view            phone 364 2987 ext 4131.
around the university area.
                                                       several properties before settling on one.
How to find a flat                                     To give yourself time to find a suitable rental      Eco-friendly flatting
                                                       property, you will need to arrange temporary         For ideas on how to have a more eco-flat along
The University is situated among both
                                                       accommodation (eg, backpackers or motel) for         with tips on how to save money on energy,
established and developing suburbs, so there is a
                                                       at least two weeks for when you first arrive in      transportation and food, download a
wide variety of rental accommodation available.
                                                       Christchurch. Although you may not need the          copy of the ‘Eco-flatting Guide’ from
Located in the suburb of Ilam, the University
                                                       whole two weeks, it is advisable to confirm you      www.sustain.canterbury.ac.nz
is also close to adjoining suburbs such as
                                                       can stay that long and that you budget for
Avonhead, Bryndwr, Burnside, Church Corner,
Fendalton, Riccarton and Upper Riccarton. Many
                                                       it accordingly. For tips on what to look for in a    Rights and responsibilities
                                                       flat, visit www.canterbury.ac.nz/accom/flatting/
other suburbs within Christchurch have direct                                                               With private renting comes rights and
                                                       lookfor.shtml
bus routes to the University.                                                                               responsibilities you should be aware of. For more
Although most leases for rental accommodation                                                               information and advice on any issues which
around the University run from February to
                                                       Costs                                                may arise during your tenancy, you can contact
February, some often become available for              Christchurch is one of the most affordable cities    the UC Accommodation Office (see page 3 for
signing up to in August of the year prior.             in New Zealand to live in, with five-bedroom         contact details) or:
A number of properties and rooms for rent in           houses on average ranging from $460–550 per          Department of Building and Housing –
flats are also advertised in January and February.     week and one to two-bedroom apartments               Te Tari Kaupapa Whare
                                                       ranging from $180–$300 per week.                     Freephone in NZ: 0800 TENANCY (83 62 62) or
If you are only coming to UC for one semester,
it can be more difficult to find a flat, as many       The majority of landlords expect tenants to sign     Telephone: +64 4 238 4695 from overseas
properties around the University have fixed-term       a 12-month fixed-term tenancy agreement. This        Email: info@dbh.govt.nz
leases for 12 months; you may need to settle for       means you are liable for rental payments for the     www.dbh.govt.nz/tenancy-index
a property that is not as close to the University.     entire 12 months, whether you are living in the      Tenants Protection Association (TPA)
                                                       flat or not.                                         Telephone: +64 3 379 2297
                                                                                                            Email: info@tpa.org.nz
                                                                                                            www.tpa.org.nz


*For information on Ilam Apartments see pages 10–11.
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Homestay (private board)

                                                                                                          Accommodation Office
                                                                                                          The Accommodation Office is located at
                                                                                                          114 Ilam Road, Ilam, Christchurch.
                                                                                                          Office hours are Monday to Friday,
                                                                                                          9am–5pm. Contact the Accommodation
                                                                                                          Advisers for more information about
                                                                                                          accommodation options and assistance
                                                                                                          with applying for Halls of Residence:
                                                                                                          Telephone: +64 3 364 2959
                                                                                                          Facsimile: +64 3 364 2940
                                                                                                          Email: accommodation@canterbury.ac.nz
                                                                                                          www.canterbury.ac.nz/accom
                                                                                                          University of Canterbury
                                                                                                          Private Bag 4800
                                                                                                          Christchurch 8140
                                                                                                          New Zealand




Homestays are available throughout                Most homestay families set their own rules and        • Assisting the student to arrange a bank
                                                  expectations. These need to be discussed when            account, phone card, bus passes etc at a cost
Christchurch in a variety of homes,
                                                  you first move in so that there are no difficulties      to the student
offering a wide range of living                   later on. Rules may be set for the number of          • Interpreter assistance during initial
situations, from families with                    friends that can come over at one time, or when          settlement period, if required
children to single people living by               you are expected home at night. Some families         • Providing ‘arrival pack’ containing bus
                                                  ask their homestay students to help with dishes          schedules, orientation booklet in student’s
themselves.                                       and cooking.                                             language, and other relevant Christchurch
                                                  For an individual student, the weekly fee of $230        information
This type of accommodation is suitable
                                                  provides you with:                                    • Making board payments to homestay family 4
for individual students and occasionally
                                                  • a fully-furnished room (including desk, chair,         weeks in advance
couples, but not students with families. It is
                                                    good lighting, storage, bed and adequate            • Providing ongoing support to the host family
recommended that all international students
                                                    bedding, and heating)                                  and with the student as necessary
under the age of 18 years apply for homestay
accommodation.                                    • three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and           • Monitoring of placements, including home
                                                    dinner)                                                visits.
The Accommodation Office uses two homestay
                                                  • bathroom and laundry facilities                     Students interested in homestay
agencies to place students. They offer quality
                                                  • power and telephone rental (toll calls and          accommodation should apply directly to one of
host families, each one having been through an
                                                    some internet charges are extra depending on        the two agencies. All applications for homestay
extensive screening process to ensure they are
                                                    usage). Long-term students sometimes prefer         accommodation are dependent on availability;
suitable to host our students and are compliant
                                                    to have their own internet account.                 therefore, early applications are recommended
with requirements laid down by the ‘Code of
                                                                                                        but must be received at least two weeks before
Practice for the Pastoral Care of International   There is also an initial placement fee of $300.
                                                                                                        arrival. The minimum payment is eight weeks’
Students’. The homestay agent provides a          This fee covers the following:
                                                                                                        fees (NZ$1,840) plus the NZ$300 placement fee,
‘Guidelines to Living in Homestay’ booklet for    • Administration and selection of host family         a total of NZ$2,140. Payment must be made
students from other cultures. The homestay          prior to arrival                                    prior to your arrival unless other arrangements
agent manages the board payments and remains      • Emails or faxes to agent or student prior to        have been made with the homestay agent.
the liaison person for student and host for the     arrival
duration of the student’s stay in the home.                                                             For more information please contact the
                                                  • Arranging health and travel insurance if            Accommodation Office or go to
                                                    requested                                           www.canterbury.ac.nz/accom/homestay.shtml
                                                  • Arranging airport pick-up and transport to
                                                    host family upon arrival




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Campus map




                                          Registry
                                          Bus stop
Bishop Julius Hall
                                          Car parking
College House                             Visitor car parking       Registry
Ilam Apartments                           Information               College of Arts o ce
                                          Designated smoking area
Rochester and Rutherford Hall                                       College of Business and Economics o ce
                                          Disabled car parking
Sonoda Christchurch Campus                                          College of Education o ce
                                          Library
University Hall                           Cafe                      College of Engineering o ce

                                          Secure cycle stand        School of Law o ce
Liaison Office and Accommodation Office
                                          Security                  College of Science o ce                  January 2010
For more information about studying at UC
get in touch with the UC Contact Centre:
Freephone in NZ: 0800 VARSITY (827 748)
Telephone: +64 3 364 2555
Email: info@canterbury.ac.nz
www.canterbury.ac.nz
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Visit the Halls of Residence on UC’s
Information Days, 6–7 July 2010.

All students are encouraged to apply for the
Halls of Residence online. Applications for
places in the Halls for study commencing
in February 2011, open on 1 August 2010 and
are due by 1 October 2010. Applications for
places in the Halls for study commencing in
July 2011, are due by 1 May 2011. Late applications
are accepted if places are available.

The UC Accommodation Office is located at
114 Ilam Road, Ilam, Christchurch. For more
information about accommodation options and
assistance with applying for Halls of Residence:
Telephone: +64 3 364 2959
Facsimile: +64 3 364 2940
Email: accommodation@canterbury.ac.nz

www.canterbury.ac.nz/accom

				
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