Ruth Johnson shares her favourite places in the city centre

Call me a nerd, but one of my favourite things to do around CPIT is hang out in the library. It's the best and most convenient place to go in between classes or at lunchtime. It's warm, you can eat and drink in there and you can be as loud as you like. If you, like me, have a never ending pile of homework, there are also computers and printers to get that last minute work done. Plus, there is great coffee conveniently located just opposite it!

When the homework load is a little bit lighter and the bank accounts looking healthy, I like to hang out at one of the many cool restaurants and cafes near the CPIT campus. CPIT is so close to so many of my favourite cafes. Black Betty has really good food, C1 has great coffee and tea and Winnie Bagoes is the best place for a post exam celebration lunch. Christchurch is still rebuilding but that does not mean there is a shortage of awesome places to hang out!