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Everything UC students need to know including exam info, scholarships, events and more.

What’s on at the UCSA to help you through exams

Exams are coming up, so to help you unwind, your Students’ Association has a handy line-up of events, little giveaways and services.

Stress Less Week

Stress Less launches on Tuesday 8 June with a week of study-time giveaways and little activities (think: fruit drops, a resilience workshop, and coffee). Find out more.

Borrow Something

Need a calculator or a charger? Head into UCSA’s Reception to borrow one from us.

More info:

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Free Exam Breakfasts

It’s a staple of the uni calendar. If you’ve got an exam on and you haven’t had time for brekkie, check out our free breakfasts starting from 14 June in Haere-roa (available while stocks last; limit 1 per person, per day). The menu is TBC, so keep an eye on our social media channels for updates and times.

$7 Exam Dinners at The Foundry

Can’t be bothered cooking? Keeping yourself well fed is key when you need to focus on your studies, so let The Foundry take care of dinner.

8–11 June (weekdays only):

Tuesday – Bangers and mash with onion gravy
Wednesday – Vegetable lasagne with salad
Thursday – Lamb curry on rice
Friday – Roast vegetable pasta bake

14–24 June (weekdays only):

Monday – Bangers and mash with onion gravy
Tuesday – Cottage pie with veggies
Wednesday – Vegetable lasagne with salad
Thursday – Lamb curry on rice
Friday – Roast vegetable pasta bake

Available 5pm to 9pm. Each meal costs $7 dine-in and $8 for takeaway.

Distractions

Sometimes you just need a break. Check out The Foundry bar’s rituals during term time – Quiz Night at 7pm on Tuesday, BINGO at 7pm on Wednesday, and Tunes in The Arvo from 4pm on Friday are gold.

Advocacy and Welfare Support

If you need to talk, our Student Advocate is here to give you advice about your situation, explain what your options are, and also help you navigate the university system. They can help with issues like Special Consideration applications.

Our welfare services are also here. You can find more information on our website.

LEARN NZ SIGN LANGUAGE IN TERM 3

Te Ratonga Whaikaha | Disability Service offers an introductory New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) course, which will be held in the Puaka James Hight building each Thursday in Term 3 (July 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26) from 12-12.50pm.

Participants are taught:
• The finger-spelling alphabet
• Basic phrases
• Some university-specific vocabulary
• Basic grammar
• Deaf culture

No previous NZSL experience is required.

The course is open to both students and staff and the cost is $60. Please email hayley.cranstoun@canterbury.ac.nz to register.

Attendees have the option of further developing their NZSL through community-based courses.

Watch UC student Benazir and Disability Advisor Nicola to see how you can meet and greet in NZSL: 

For more information, please visit the website here>

1 in 5: Are their thoughts your thoughts?

Only 1 in 5 students have completed the UCount survey so far and we need your views!

The UCount survey asks important questions around the student experience, informs discussions around the student levy and the way money is spent at UC, and provides valuable feedback to academic staff around teaching and learning resources.

Don’t miss your chance to have your say and be in the draw for some sweet prizes too. We’ve got Tea Party tickets, UC hoodies, vouchers galore, and the chance to be in the draw for a $1,000 NZ travel grand prize. There have already been 37 lucky winners who have got their hands on some of epic prizes, and you could be next!

Check your @uclive email for details or email surveys@canterbury.ac.nz to get your link.