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What is sexual consent?

Do you have all the facts on sexual consent? Watch this video from New Zealand Police to hear uni students’ views on sexual consent – what it is, how to ask for it, and how to know when you’ve got it. 

A person consents to sexual activity if they do it actively, freely, voluntarily and consciously without being pressured into it. 

Sexual violence includes any unwanted or unconsented sexual behaviour, comments or harassment. 

No consent = sexual violence

Sexual Harm

If something happens to you or someone you know:

  • Get to a safe place if you are able.
  • Call Tiaki Paenga | UC Security on 0800 823 637 or through one of the pourewa | help point towers stationed around campus. 
  • If you don’t feel comfortable calling UC Security, consider calling someone you know and trust or the Police (dial 111) so that they can help you make the next step.

Find out more information about sexual consent here> 




Sign up for the TakiWaehere: New Zealand Geospatial Hackathon

Are you a visionary, hustler, hacker or designer?

Join TakiWaehere: New Zealand Geospatial Hackathon on 17-18 April! 

We’re looking for students with a range of skills to form teams for each Hackathon challenge. These will each be addressed using high-definition, multi-spectral satellite data from Maxar. Coding and software engineering skills in the team are essential, but other team members can be visionaries, hustlers, hackers or designers with diverse interests and knowledge.

When: 12:00, 17 April – 12:00, 18 April 2021 (24-hour event).

Why: a great experience and major cash prizes!

Where: UC. Room and building TBC.

We will: provide you with food and drinks to sustain you through the Hackathon, academic mentors to help you develop your solutions (before and during the event), and a great team-working environment.

Challenge topics: 

  • Understanding COVID-19 and preparing for the future
  • Planning for a changing coastline
  • Healthy local waterways
  • Wildlife populations
  • Urban landscapes
  • Wetlands and estuaries
  • Managing emergencies

To sign-up or for more information, please get in touch with Melanie Tomintz before Monday 15 March 2021. Please indicate which challenges are of interest. Training webinars will be provided prior to the event.

Find out more about the Hackathon here> 

Get connected with Rainbow support on campus

At UC, we are working to become a completely inclusive, diverse and welcoming community – where we support Rainbow students and staff, on and off campus. 

UC’s Rainbow Advisor is here for you. They can help you settle in, provide advice if you need someone to talk to and connect you with other Rainbow students on campus. To talk with the Rainbow Advisor, email or drop in for a chat – you’ll find the Rainbow Advisor on level 1 in the Forestry building.

You can stay up-to-date with Rainbow events and info on campus here> 

Find out more about Rainbow support on campus, and around the city, here>