Students who have been at CH go on to make a difference in the world. You’ll meet some of them, because they regularly come back to share their stories. They are the kind of people you want to be: loving what they do, successful in their fields, with fond memories of their time at CH and UC.

CH is the oldest university college in New Zealand. We go right back to 1850, when Christchurch began, and you’ve no doubt heard that we keep up some of the old traditions, like formal dining. You probably wonder why…

It’s because CH is not simply somewhere to stay while you’re at uni. Our real purpose is to inspire you to be the best you can be. What you know will be important in your career, but what really matters is who you are: how you conduct yourself.

It may not be obvious at first, but you’ll come to see value in our curious customs, our expectations and rules, and our focus on community, respect,
 tradition and excellence. The culture here at CH will influence you, we believe.

Help you become the complete package: the kind of person who goes on to make a difference in the world.