Women’s only exercise hours

If you are a female, the gym can be a daunting or uncomfortable place.

Whether for cultural, confidence, or other reasons, it can be the last place you want to go to exercise.

We want you to feel comfortable in a space that is less intimidating, more supportive, and that meets cultural needs.

This week marks the first week of Women’s Only hours at the UC Recreation Centre.

Throughout this semester, Women’s Only hours will be available in specified areas of the Recreation Centre, to trial different times, equipment and the success of these hours to work out the best fit for the future.

Female fitness consultants and instructors will be available during these designated times to provide assistance, exercise ideas and any other questions that you may have. You can also book in for a one-on-one Train Me session with a female fitness consultant.

In addition, the Recreation Centre will offer free Teach Me classes, a small group session with a female fitness consultant designed to grow your knowledge around different methods of training, which can be booked at reception. Female only small group training classes will also be offered throughout term four.

We want you to live your healthiest life – and feel comfortable doing so.

More information on the hours and spaces available as Women’s Only and on Train Me, Teach Me and Small Group Training sessions, visit the Recreation Centre website at http://www.phed.canterbury.ac.nz/ or talk to our friendly reception team on 03-364-2433.

Recreation centre, various classes set up by staff for marketing services, 20.10.15 and 23.10.15 Client, Kat Henderson, Rec Centre.

UCSA footbridge closed

The footbridge between University Drive (opposite the University Bookshop) and the UCSA building is now closed as construction work is ramping up in the area. Detour signs are in place.

Please use the footbridge between University Drive (opposite the ICT carpark/Angus Tait building) and the Health Centre instead.

Take care and look out for others when using this footbridge – cyclists and skateboarders please slow down. Think first!

Footbridge detour

Reminder: Safety and support on campus

It is important to the University to provide a safe and secure campus for the benefit of every person using it.

Security Officers patrol the campus 24-hours, 7 days a week, and provide assistance and support for students and staff.

10 Safety and Security Tips

We encourage you to enjoy your social life as a student, but please play it safe and look after each other.

  1. Programme UC Security’s number into your mobile phone: 0800 823 637. You can also call Security internally on 6111, email security@canterbury.ac.nz or  visit the Security Office at 114 Ilam Road
  2. Be aware of the locations of help towers throughout campus – press the black button for information and the red button in an emergency. In an emergency, wait at the tower until help arrives – within minutes.
  3. Avoid walking alone at night
  4. Travel with a friend whenever possible
  5. Always use well illuminated walkways and recommended walking routes at night
  6. Move your car to a designated (recommended) car parking area on campus if studying after dark
  7. Ensure that all vehicles are locked when parked
  8. Report any unusual behaviour on campus to UC Security immediately, even the smallest incident
  9. Stay alert around construction sites
  10. If you are uncomfortable at any time, call the security office and ask for assistance. They can walk with you across campus.

For more information visit: www.canterbury.ac.nz/campus-services/security

Support for students

If you need to talk someone about anything, there are plenty of people who can help at UC.