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Nominations for UCSA’s Student Elections close 5 August!

Nominations for UCSA’s Election close 12PM (midday) Thursday 5 August 2021! Being part of the Student Executive is an amazing opportunity to empower the student voice, build your CV, and make connections, so if you’re interested in being involved, make sure you get your nomination form in.

You can find more info (including a copy of the Nomination Form), on our website.

Video: 2021 Postgrad Rep Bea gives her tips on dealing with Election nerves.

UC Student Blogger | Best cafe spots on campus

Interested in where the best places are on campus to satisfy your caffeine addiction or grab the best food deal? One of our UC Student Bloggers shares their favourite top three spots:  

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Cafe 1894

I’ve tried and tested just about all the cafes on the UC campus, and Cafe 1894 (which you can find in the Undercroft) is my top choice. Their bagels are to die-for, and they also have the best gluten-free brownie on campus. No matter if they’re super busy or you get in before the rush, your drinks and food are always prepared super quick! The prices are also good because you can use your V-Plate discount. 

Oishii

It would be rude not to mention UC’s very own bar with delicious and fresh sushi. You can find Oishii in the Undercroft under the Central Library. They’ve got welcoming inside seating options if you don’t want to sit outside. You can also get your V-Plate discount here too, which makes it more affordable and all sushi gets slashed to half price after 3pm!

Therapy

Therapy, which you can find in Rehua, is my favourite cafe on campus to meet up for a coffee catch-up as they’ve got excellent seating options – you can sit where there’s a lot of buzz or sit where it’s quite quiet. The staff are lovely and never ask you to move on even when you’ve spent an hour and a half sipping one coffee.

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What you think? What’s your favourite spot on campus? Check out the full list of cafes here>

PS Don’t miss out on your V-Plate discount – download the UCGO app to get your barcode, or find out more here>

Make a free beeswax wrap!

Feel like getting hands on for #PlasticFreeJuly? Come and make a free DIY beeswax wrap with UC Sustainability & Te Rua Makerspace! 🍯
 
 
Drop into our fun & free workshop, and be guided through the process of making a FREE reusable food wrap to replace single use cling film in your life.
 
What: DIY Beeswax Wrap Workshop
When: Thursday 29 July, drop in from 12pm – 2pm
Where: Te Rua Makerspace (Level 2, Central Library)
Cost: Free!
 
Each wrap takes roughly 15 minutes to make from start to finish, and is made with repurposed cotton and organic beeswax.
 
We will provide everything you need for the workshop. You are more than welcome to BYO fabric if you have something at home in mind – however please make sure this is 100% cotton.
 
See the Facebook event here for more information, and check out the video from last year’s event to get excited!
 

 

What is Te Rua Makerspace?
 
Te Rua Makerspace is a physical space in UC’s Central Library where learning is made practical by applying a range of disciplines to explore ideas, solve problems and build things through making. Make the most of the Makerspace and attend one of their many free workshops during term time, or drop in to use their facilities any time. Find Te Rua Makerspace on Level 2 of the Central Library. Walk in, turn left, come on in!
 
Curious about how you can live with less plastic this month? Check out heaps of tips on the Plastic Free July website, or follow the Sustainability Office on social media.