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Postgraduate Wellness Workshop – Tuesday 25 May

The UCSA’s Postgraduate Wellness Workshop is focused on providing postgrads with skills to manage oneself during challenging times.

From 10am till 11.45am we have Alex Ballagh, a yoga teacher and mindfulness expert. She will be talking about what is stress/tension/anxiety and providing some tools to support you through tough times.

From 11.45am till 12.30pm we have Heather Jonson, a counsellor from the UC Health Centre. She will be talking about how to know when you need to seek help professionally, her model of self-care that she’s developed over the past 25 years, and she will open the floor up to questions at the end.

After the discussions, some kai will be provided.

This event is totally free but is limited to 40 people.

Attendees may wish to bring a notebook and pen to take notes and some comfy clothes you can move in (as Alex will show us a series of accessible yoga poses, which address various mental health challenges).

Please note that if you’re struggling now there are so many services you can connect with like the UC Health Centre, UCSA Advocacy and Welfare team, Student Care and Lifeline (0800 543 354).

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UCSA Arts Fest is here!

15–29 May

UCSA Arts Fest 2021 is here!

We’ve put together two jam-packed weeks of events, showcasing the Arts here at UC, including over 40 events, many of which are led by UC student clubs, or feature some of our most talented UC students!

Get stuck in and head to a workshop, or get your competitive streak going by entering one our competitions. Finalists will be invited to The Arts Fest Awards to end the week.

Check out our website for upcoming events, and grab CANTA magazine for the full programme!

Arts Fest 2021 wouldn’t be possible without our friends:

  • Te Akatoki
  • UC Arts
  • RDU
  • The Foundry
  • Mono Nights
  • DramaSoc
  • TuneSoc
  • UC Arts Society
  • YarnSoc
  • Ucan Dance
  • The Court Theatre
  • Plus more to be announced

Join the UCSA’s Disabled Students’ Focus Group

The UCSA is holding a focus group for disabled students on Thursday 20 May, and we’d love you to join us.

This is a chance for you to let us know what you want to see improved for disabled students on campus. We would also like your input on forming a club for disabled students and what it would look like to you.

Related: University of Canterbury Disabled Students’ Association Sign-up Sheet

Join our focus group. There are prizes up for grabs.