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CANTA is the official magazine of the University of Canterbury Students’ Association (UCSA). We’ve been around entertaining and informing UC students since 1930!

CANTA is free. We print 13 issues per year, and distribute the magazine around the UC campus every second Monday during term time.

CANTA is aligned with the Fairfax Code of Conduct where applicable.

To contact the CANTA Editor, Josh Brosnahan:


(03) 364 6561

For advertising and sponsorship opportunities contact:

Write for CANTA!

CANTA relies on student-submitted content. We love new contributors and fresh ideas. If you’re interested in writing for CANTA, get in touch ASAP at: 

To avoid crippling disappointment and aggressive emojis… we only accept PITCHES, not written articles. So please don’t send us your articles. We want to hear what you’re thinking first, then we can discuss possible angles that work for us, and talk word counts etc. The best thing you can do is read an issue of CANTA and get a feel for the sections and content we are running with this year. Then you’ll have an idea of where your idea might fit in.

Get your flat in CANTA!

CANTA’s Flat Profile is one of the most popular sections of the magazine. If you want your flat featured email us through a little bit about yourselves and your pad.


Get your letter in CANTA!

The Letters To The Editor section is always the best (and most hilarious) thing in the magazine. Make sure you do it at least once!


2017 CANTA issue dates and deadlines: