Kirkwood Avenue Hall
Kirkwood Avenue Hall - Vegie Garden
Kirkwood Avenue Hall - Common Room
Kirkwood Avenue Hall - Bedroom

Supportive, Safe & Secure

University of Canterbury's premier on campus accommodation

With a maximum of 64 full-time students, Kirkwood Avenue Hall offers the support and community of a first-year hall in a self-catered environment.  Kirkwood Avenue Hall provides the flexibility for students with allergies, specific dietary requirements, or who just prefer the independence of self-catering. 

Kirkwood Avenue Hall offers multiple social spaces, study spaces, the UC Recreation Centre nearby to help maintain a balanced lifestyle, and the support of four Residential Assistants to ensure you make the most of your first year at UC. This property is located on-campus just across the road from UC RecCentre, so it'll only take you a 2–5 minute walk to lectures.

Fully furnished single and ensuite (own bathroom) rooms with king single beds are available.  Single rooms include a hand basin and mirror.  Kitchens provide lockable cupboards for food storage and individual fridge and freezer space.

Bed linen is not provided but can be purchased on arrival.

Kirkwood Avenue Hall and flats are owned by the University of Canterbury and UniLodge Auckland Ltd is proud to be contracted in partnership to manage the services for the hall on their behalf. UniLodge is fully embedded in the wider University of Canterbury student support environment making connections with support services  on campus as well as external services.

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Property Facilities

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Common Areas

Common Areas include the  “Movie Lounge, Café, Sun Room"and there are multiple recreational spaces with foosball, pool table, table tennis, and SKY TV. 

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Study Area

There are plenty of areas for quiet study at the Sun Room.

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Outdoor Area

This property features a village vegetable garden for residents to use as well as a BBQ area for community events.

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Communal Kitchen and Dining

  • Shared kitchen equipped with essentials (personal cutlery and crockery not provided but can be purchased prior to or on arrival)
  • Individual food storage and cold storage
  • Shared dining room and dedicated breakfast bar.

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Laundry is available on-site and there are outside washing lines available.

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  • Swipe card access to building and key to bedroom
  • 24-hour student support and emergency response
  • External CCTV

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Car Parking

Limited car parking available on-site complemented by student permit parking on-campus.

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The Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021 will ensure that domestic tertiary students can succeed academically in a safe, healthy and supportive learning environment in line with the International Student Code. UC is committed to supporting halls of residence to ensure they are following the Code.