It looks fun and a decent city. Does the earthquake affect things?
It is what you make of it! The campus is located in Ilam which has a really great student vibe, unfortunately it’s a wee way from the city so unless you have a car, transport into the city can be tricky. Most flats have big sections which is awesome for gatherings. Christchurch has a lot to offer in that you can visit the city if you want while also having the space of the flats to roam around in!