Student Life in Christchurch
Thousands of students come from all over the world to study in Christchurch. The post-quake city is a bustling hub of creativity and innovation with thriving sports, arts, and entertainment scenes.
From the unique Re:START container mall and Stranges Lane with great stores, live music and delicious food and drink options to mountain biking on the Port Hills or open air concerts at Hagley Park - there are plenty of options for impromptu adventures.
Christchurch has good public transport systems too, making it easy for students to explore the city. Being flat also makes it great for cycling.
Come and discover the great student life Christchurch has to offer. We welcome you to stay with us at Westside Motor Lodge while you look around - a comfortable home away from home, conveniently located near the CBD and Christchurch Airport.
University of Canterbury
With around 15,000 students, the University of Canterbury has a vibrant student community and a diverse range of study options. The University now has five Colleges - Arts, Education, Engineering, Science, and Business and Law and offers an extensive network of research field stations for student and staff, including facilities in Antarctica.
Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology
The Christchurch Polytech or CPIT is situated right in the middle of all the central city action. It specialises in education for employment, from architectural studies and broadcasting to web development and welding. Almost half of all CPIT programmes include work-integrated learning.
Lincoln University, on the outskirts of Christchurch, is New Zealand’s specialist land-based university. Some of their unique qualifications include agribusiness, landscape architecture, viticulture, tourism management, sport and recreation management, environmental management and planning, and the bio-sciences.