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Our Events

Here's some of the awesome events we run each year on campus. To find out what's coming up next, check out our facebook or our Discord server!

Weekly Gaming Nights

We run weekly in-person gaming sessions in the Rehua New Education building at the University every Friday from 6pm to late!

These sessions are chill social events where we run local multiplayer party games like Jackbox, Mario Kart, Super Smash Brothers Ultimate, Just Dance, Boomerang Foo and many more. It is a great opportunity to get to know other members of the club and chill out after a hard week of study.


Hosted once a term these events are all about playing the afternoon (and evening) away with mates. Bring your own computer or console down and join the fun on our local network in a room full of other people playing similar games.

From League of Legends to Team Fortress 2, Minecraft to Just Dance, it is completely open to play any type of game you like! We also run events and challenges over the day to keep the day exciting!

Bar Nights

Our Bar Nights are R18 events where we book out the campus bar and play games while having a drink and bar snacks. We normally bring out the classic consoles like the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Cube and Wii to get that good old hit of nostalgia. Fighting games are also popular at these events. Bar Nights are a fun social time and a good chance to spend some time away from those study woes.

Quiz Nights

Do you know your Mario's from your Zelda's? It's time to test your video gaming knowledge and impress your mates with your fun facts at our gaming themed pub-style quiz night! With lots of prizes on offer it's a great way to relax from the stress of university.

Fighting Game Community

UCGG is affiliated with the Christchurch Fighting Game Community! They host events and tournaments right here on campus as well as further afield. This is the go too if you love fighting games. Smash Ultimate, Melee, Street Fighter V... take your pick!

Make sure to join the Christchurch Fighting Game Community Facebook Group to keep up with the local Fighting Games scene.


If gamers are one thing, it's competitive. Whether it's a pin ball competition or a multi-week tournament, we offer plenty of opportunities to show your skill and pick up some free swag.

Esports Teams

With the Esports scene growing fast in New Zealand, UCGG is proud to offer opportunities for students to compete in large scale tournaments and play on stages in front of live crowds, not only in New Zealand but also abroad!

Sound like your kind of thing?

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