Volunteering makes you more attractive

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Step right up, step right up and volunteer for Open Day – Thursday 13 July. It will make you more attractive; on paper, i.e. your CV, because it makes you look community minded.

The Events and Partnerships Team are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to help potential students have the best Open Day experience possible.

We need you to volunteer in the following areas:

Supplier of Smiles (Welcome Ambassadors)
You have a great smile and enjoy making people happy.

You’ll be stationed at one of our welcome points to warmly greet our visitors to UC, hand out tote bags, scan tickets of registered attendees, welcome visitors off buses, and wave them goodbye at the end of the day.

Information Guru (Campus Ambassadors)
Providing help and support is your gig.

There will be a special station for you on Open Day. You’ll assist visitors with questions like ‘where will I get a good coffee?’ and ‘what time is the next info session?’ You’ll also monitor sessions taking place in your area.

Data Gatherer (Survey Collector)
You’re confident asking people what they think.

iPad in hand, we need you to confidently approach attendees and get their feedback on Open Day. Using the pre-populated survey online, you will ensure we get the data we need to run a successful event every time.

Campus Explorer (Tour Guide)
You know the campus well and can’t wait to show it off.

We need you to lead small groups of visitors on a loop of the campus, pointing out all the key buildings and facilities and answering questions. We’ll make sure you know where activities are taking place during the day so you can point them out and help our visitors feel comfortable on campus.

If that isn’t enough, you get to wear a cool red t-shirt and you’ll be given a gift to keep you warm on the day.

Volunteer by filling out the form here>

If you have any questions email the Events team at events@canterbury.ac.nz

Accumulate happiness while you study

Right now you’re probably super conscious of how many hours you are planning to put into Study Break and preparing for exams. But what about accumulating some happiness…one hour at a time.

How about starting small (or go large if you want to) and trying the hugely popular Wellbeing Game from the Mental Health Foundation.

It’s based on the Five Ways to Wellbeing –  you could play it solo, with your flatmates, with your study group, with your mates…

You can introduce any of these actions into your life, any time, and you will begin to feel the benefits. Whakatōkia ngā rautaki māmā nei ki tō ao kia rongo ai koe i ngā painga.

Take a look at  the Five Ways to Wellbeing Best Practice Guide, and if you still need some evidence about why mental downtime will help your productivity, have a good stretch, grab a cuppa and take some time to read this. 

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#MenStartTalking

JUNE is Men’s Health Month. The theme is #MenStartTalking, and every week we’ll be focusing on a different aspect of Men’s Health.

This week, get a Check-Up. If you’re going to your doctor regularly, they’ll tell you there’s almost nothing they can’t help you with. Even something like cancer is treatable if you catch it early. But if you haven’t been to the doctor for a few years, (some of us haven’t been for ten years or more), the fear factor can be massive. You almost don’t realise how big it is until you phone up to book your appointment.

Brave it out. Pick up the phone and make an appointment to see your doctor for a general check-up this week, even if you don’t think there’s anything wrong.

Try this Men’s Health Check interactive.

Want to check out a Men’s Health Topic? Everything from concussion, depression , testicular cancer, alcoholism, sleep apnoea and much more is looked at here. 

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