Category Archives: Helping the community

Amazing people doing great things locally, nationally and internationally and opportunities for students to volunteer and get involved with community projects.

Over 500 reusable masks made for our UC whānau

Over 500 reusable face masks made, and counting!

Over the past three weeks, the Student Volunteer Army and the UC Sustainability Office have worked with over 100 incredible staff and student volunteers to make reusable face masks accessible for our UC community.

From donations of time, materials and sewing machines to mahi from students in CHCH101, and even a guest visit from VC Professor Cheryl de la Rey – we’re so grateful for all the support we’ve received for this project.

The masks have been distributed to the support service teams on campus. If you’re in need of a mask and haven’t yet received one please contact Student Care.

The formal organised mask making workshops are coming to an end this week. However, if you’d like to still contribute to this project we’d love support with making masks from home – all materials provided! If you’re able to make some masks at home please contact the Sustainability Office on

Me mahi tahi tātou mo te oranga o te katoa – working together as one for the well-being of everyone.

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UC Student Blogger | Equality at UC – Finding your Place

All students at UC are entitled to be viewed equally. There should be no question in this. If you or someone else you know experience inequality, then you should never be hesitant to reach out. As a community we need to take care of one another, so don’t let any form of bullying or harassment happen without reaching out for assistance.

Uni is a place where you can meet different people and make new connections, and UC is committed to creating a diverse environment that is packed full of differing cultures, religions and beliefs. Each and every person within the UC community should be free to express their beliefs and should be respectful of others. 

UC provides equal support and opportunities, and there is no reason to deprive any individual student, or specific group of students, from any opportunity. If you experience any form of harassment, bullying or discrimination, please do not hesitate to raise your concerns – if you need support, you can get in touch with the Equity and Wellbeing Advisory Group. They will be able to assist you with any question or complaint you may have now or in the future. Of course the UCSA will always be willing to listen to problems you may be encountering in your time at UC.

Equality and wellbeing at UC does not need to fit into any one category, but there are a few specialist areas that could be of assistance at one time or another. These include: 

Read more on equality at UC here> 


Dr Bike is back

Dr Bike is back for Term Four!

Bring your bike down to C Block Lawn every Thursday afternoon until the end of term and get your bike serviced…. for free!

Dr Bike is a free cycle fix-it clinic available to both UC staff and students. This service provides basic cycle maintenance such as tuning brakes, oiling chains and puncture repairs.

You’ll find Tom and Sam on C Block Lawn every Thursday from 1pm – 2.30pm. Come past and say hi, and get your bike ready for summer riding with us!

If you’re interested in seeing how Dr Bike fits into the bigger picture about planning for cyclists at UC, you might like to look at the UC Cycle Plan 2014-2022.

Keep an eye out for these guys on Thursdays!

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