University Of Canterbury Logo

The University of Canterbury logo is a distinctive, registered trademark and is protected by the Copyright Act 1994. The logo must not be used, copied or distributed without the prior, specific, written permission of the University of Canterbury.

The UC Marketing team is responsible for managing the University’s brand and logos.

History of the logo

See History of the Coat of Arms (The University website) for background information.

Templates for staff

We have a range of Word and PowerPoint templates available for staff to use on the intranet Word and PowerPoint templates (staff only).


These poster templates are available to students and academics for project and presentation purposes. The integrity of the logo must be protected at all times.

Under no circumstances may the coat of arms be reversed or the logo adapted in any way for use on applications other than these original purposes. Altering a master logo in any way will compromise the integrity of the brand image. We thank you for your cooperation.

UC Logos

Correct UC Logo Use

If you have any questions, or for signoff of correct use, please email [email protected]

Style Guide - Correct Logo Usage

Correct usage

Use black on white or light coloured background, on darker backgrounds use white.

Style Guide - Incorrect Logo Use

Incorrect usage

Crest is incorrect, should be transparent/white background in top third of crest and black in bottom two thirds.

Style Guide - Incorrect Logo Use 2

Incorrect usage

Do not crop tightly, rotate, use low-res or stretch