Winter Wellness Expo Thursday 26 July

The Winter Wellness Expo is a free, all ages, alcohol-free event for all UC students.  It is brought to you by UCSA Help (Advocacy & Welfare) team, and will be held on Thursday 26 July  in the Undercroft, from 10.00am – 2.00pm.

There will be stalls offering:

  • free second-hand stuff (e.g., clothes, shoes, household items etc.)
  • free brand new beanies, scarves, toothpastes, toothbrushes and dental floss (limited quantity), as well as free hot drinks and cakes. 
  • Other stalls include Tenancy Protection Association, Christchurch Budget Service and Community Energy Action’s curtain bank!
  • The NZ Police will be there to label phones, laptops etc. with UV markers, and give students tips on how to prevent burglaries.  NZ Fire Service will also be there to give students information on fire safety.
  • There will also be a sewing/mending station.  So find those pieces of garments that need mending, pack your laptops/phones/gaming devices, and bring them all down to the Undercroft during Winter Wellness Expo.

Note: Please bring some bags to pack the goodies in.

Also note: If you are wanting your garments mended, please don’t come too late in the day as some can take a little while to repair.

Vote for an International Rep on the UCSA – Wednesday 25 July

An objective set by the 2018 Student Exec was to establish an International Representative on the Student Exec. This would be done by replacing one of the 7 General Exec positions with the International Rep position This decision would not expand the size of the Executive but merely assures better representation of all UC students. 

International Students currently make up 15% of the UC population, and that figure will rise over the next few years. So it’s important that this large cohort of students are guaranteed a voice at a student-governance level.

In order for the International Rep position to be established, the amendment must be voted on by the student population. So if you think this a worthwhile change to make to the Executive, come along to our Half-AGM to vote for it!


Watch the video here>

**Vote for a UCSA International Representative**

– Minutes of the previous Half AGM

– Report from President 

– Constitutional Amendments

– General Business 

– UCSA executive candidate session to follow

Plus your chance to win $250 of catering for your next club event. Club with highest number of attendees wins.

FB event page for more info:

International students – opportunity to give rugby a go

Rugby is a hugely popular sport and conversation topic in Aotearoa NewZealand. If you knew nothing about rugby, it could be quite challenging to immerse yourself in kiwi culture.

Do you want to give it go? Rugby X “Have a Go” sessions are taking place in July and August. These are especially designed for new comers and international students with no experience or previous knowledge of rugby.

Come and join us for a fun afternoon of rugby, meet some new friends and learn something new together. It will be an unforgettable experience for all.

Find out more here>

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