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  • Modern apartment living
  • Great location close to UC, Bush Inn shops and Riccarton
  • One inclusive bill that covers your furniture, power, phone and maintenance
  • Cleaners every fortnight for your lounge, kitchen and bathroom
  • Nice and warm!
  • 24 hour security
  • Ilam social space with pool table, WiFi, Sky TV, food and drink
  • On-campus buzzing student community
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Manuka - 2017 pricing
$169/w
  • Six bedroom flat with one shower and toilet
  • Furnished room with single bed, desk, wardrobe, storage space, telephone and WiFi
  • Excellent heating!
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Washing machine and dryer included
  • Lounge and dining furniture including TV


Hinau - 2017 pricing
$194/w
  • Three to five bedroom modern apartments with one/two bathrooms
  • Furnished room with king single bed, large wardrobe, storage space and WiFi
  • Excellent heating!
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Lounge and dining furniture including flatscreen TV and telephone
  • Communal laundry
  • Two bedroom apartment styles are available


Kowhai - 2017 pricing
$204/w
  • Six bedroom modern apartments with two showers and two toilets
  • Large furnished room with single bed, desk, large wardrobe and storage space, telephone and WiFi
  • Excellent heating!
  • Large, fully equipped kitchen
  • Spacious lounge area with TV and balcony
  • Dining furniture included
  • Washing machine and dryer included



Sonoda - 2017 pricing
$194/w
  • Five bedroom apartment with one bathroom and separate toilet
  • Furnished room containing a bed, desk, WiFi and wardrobe
  • Excellent heating!
  • Fully equipped kitchen and lounge with flatscreen TV
  • Communal laundry in each building


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  • What and where are better flats?
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    Ilam and Sonoda Apartments = better flats. They are modern, apartment-style complexes with a range of self-catered apartments for you and your friends. You can't get a much better location, across the road from UCSA carpark, off Homestead Lane, while Sonoda is on the College of Education campus.
  • Why are Ilam and Sonoda Apartments better?
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    It's flatting, on-campus, in a warm, modern apartment - without the hassle. And you still get to pick your flatmates. There are a range of apartment styles to choose from with decent prices to match, and options for two to six bedroom apartments. Apartments come with fully furnished bedrooms, kitchens, lounges and dining rooms. And perhaps the best news - there is a cleaner for the communal areas of your flat.
  • Do I need to sign a contract?
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    You will need to sign a Residential Agreement contract for your room within the flat, which includes the shared use of common space areas. The contract you sign is between yourself and UC Accommodation.
  • What is the cost?
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    The least expensive flat is just $169 per week - and that covers rent, power and furniture. The all-inclusive weekly price also includes fortnightly cleaning of communal areas and maintenance. You can pay upfront for the full contract, in two or four installments, or by fortnightly direct debit.
  • What is the contract period?
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    Open all year round, the Apartments offer a minimum contract period of 50 weeks and good summer rates if you want to stick around and enjoy the Christchurch summer sun.
  • What does fully furnished mean?
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    It means you can move in with your clothes and personal stuff and you're ready to go. Your room has a bed, desk (most have a phone in each room or one per flat), an internet port, heating, lights and heaps of cupboard space. We can even sort your bedding out if you need us to. In your flat you'll find a fully equipped kitchen, lounge with couches, tv, coffee table and dining table. You'll either have a washing machine and dryer in your flat or you'll be given access to the communal laundry.
  • Who can apply to live at the Apartments?
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    Any tertiary students can apply to live at UCA. We have residents from UC, CPIT, Natcoll, D&A, NZ Institue of Sport, Aviation College and the list goes on!
  • Can I choose who I live with?
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    Yes you can. Alternatively, if you're looking to meet new people, we can place you with flatmates. We'll work hard to ensure you have as much in common with them as possible.
  • Is wireless internet available?
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    Yes, wireless internet access is available across the University and all of UCA. University of Canterbury Students: All students will receive 100GB per month as part of their University agreement. An internet account will be activated on payment of University fees and can be topped up as required at a cost of $2 per GB. Other Students: 2 degree wireless will be available. A pay as you go account will need to be set up on arrival.
  • Are there RAs (Residential Assistants)?
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    No. Ilam and Sonoda Apartments are for students who want to live in an independent flatting environment so there aren't any RAs. We've got friendly staff on site at the Ilam office from 8am Mon - Fri and also at the Sonoda office during the afternoons Mon - Fri to answer any questions you might have, in the evenings UC security is available. We also have live-in staff that are just minutes away if there is a real emergency.
  • Pets?
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    No pets are allowed at Ilam and Sonoda Apartments. There are ducks in the gardens to make friends with though.
  • What if something breaks?
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    If you notice something like your fridge has stopped randomly, you can log an online fix-it request and we'll arrange for it to be fixed.
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Applications for 2017 are now open so get in early to secure your choice of Flat.