Public and community

Our university is not just for students and staff—it’s for everyone. Find out how we work with the community and discover our public events and facilities.

Community partnerships

We work in partnership with many local organisations on projects that aim to improve the environment and the social and cultural life of the city and beyond.

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Arts and culture

Share in our vibrant culture of literary and fine arts. Members of the public are welcome at our many shows, performances, and exhibitions.

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Upcoming public events

  • Violent Legalities

    An exhibition of Fraser Crichton, Mariachiara Ficarelli, Lachlan Kermode, Bhaveeka Madagammana, Davide Mangano, Karamia Müller

  • Julia Morison: Head[case]

    An exhibition organised by Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū and toured with support from Objectspace Auckland

  • Ken Friedman: 92 Events

    Friedman’s playful but profound scores are a welcome respite in this current moment, providing a fitting model for new ways of envisaging how art might function as a mental game where the imagination can roam even if our bodies can’t.

Lifelong learning

Share in the knowledge—take a short course for fun or to develop your professional skills, attend a public lecture, complete one of our free online courses through edX, or make use of our Language Learning Centre to help you learn a language.

Learning opportunities
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Engaging with schools

We engage with schools in several ways including providing assistance with learning programmes and visiting schools to share information about study here.

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