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Antarctic Heritage Trust: Trip of a Lifetime

Do you have a passion for travel and meeting like-minded people?

Applications for Antarctic Heritage Trust’s 2020 Inspiring Explorers’ Expedition are now open. The Trust’s Inspiring Explorers’ Expeditions connect young people with the spirit of exploration.

The Expedition in March 2020 will explore the Antarctic Peninsula by ship with the opportunity to kayak in Antarctic waters. You will travel with Expedition Partner Quark Expeditions via ship from South America across the famed Drake Passage to and from Antarctica.

This Expedition offers you an incredible opportunity to embrace the spirit of exploration in the world’s most extreme environment. You will experience the spirit of the early polar explorers; a remarkable legacy the Trust cares for on behalf of humanity.

You will have the opportunity to:
  • Learn and develop new skills, including kayaking.
  • Connect with experts to learn about the history, science, wildlife and the environment of Antarctica.
  • Join Olympian Mike Dawson and Quark Expeditions’ guides for kayaking adventures in Antarctic waters.
  • Be challenged and get out of your comfort zone.

Applications are OPEN until midnight Monday 28 October 2019. For more information and to apply online, visit the Antarctic Heritage Trust website>

 

Stress less over exams

Yip, it’s almost that time again: Exams. To help you get through and thrive like the amazing person you are, the UCSA is providing a few services over the coming weeks. Check out our website for more information, and hit up our services.

Stress Less Study Week, 21–25 October: A week of giveaways and activities to help you stay well. Think: Morning tea, group fitness, a quiz at The Foundry, and more!

Exam Breakfasts, 29 October to 9 November: Pretty self-explanatory, but we’re teaming up with Fresh Up to deliver hot breakfasts that will fill your belly.

  • Available at Haere-roa.
  • From 7.45am.
  • Exam days only.
  • Until 10am or serves run out. First in, first served!

Exam Dinners, 29 October to 8 November: Tasty $10 dinners from 5pm–8pm in The Foundry. Available weekdays only.

Study Rooms in Haere-roa, 21–28 October: We’re opening up spaces inside Haere-roa so you can find a quiet place to hit the books.

Good luck with your exams. You’ll do great!

Exam meals

Coffee Party 2019

The Coffee Party is a free, all ages, alcohol free event for all UC students to celebrate the end of lectures.  It is brought to you by the UCSA Help (Advocacy & Welfare) team and the UCSA Events team, and will be held on 18th October (Friday) at Haere-Roa from 11am – 2pm.

There will be free coffee/tea, cakes, BBQ, and cuddles with farm animals (and friendly doggies between 12pm and 1pm).  There will also be music, giant games, and stalls featuring the friendly staff from Lifeline, UC Chaplaincy, and UC Counsellors just to name a few.

So come relax on the lawn with soothing music and just chill coz lectures are finally over!!