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Crusaders triumph shared with SPCO students

Congratulations to the UC Sport Coaching students and graduates who were this year involved with the Crusaders across their Performance Analysis and Strength & Conditioning areas.

These guys have taken advantage of the opportunity to intern with a successful franchise, and are primed to continue succeeding in the future.

Pictured with the Super Rugby Trophy are (L-R) Vaea Peterson (SPCO – PA, Year 3 Student 2018), Oliver O’Connell (SPCO – PA, Graduate 2017), Hamish Dewar (SPCO – PA / S&C, Graduate 2017) and Arran Hodge (SPCO – PA, Graduate 2016).

2016 Graduate Arran Hodge has been also been the performance analyst of the Canterbury Tactix and the Black Ferns, and will be aiding the latter in the test series against Australia later this month.

2017 Graduate Oliver O’Connell’s next adventure will take him to the United States for his Graduate Assistant position as performance analyst/video coordinator with The Ohio State Men’s College basketball team.

Public talk: freedom of choice and human rights

Public talk details at a glance:
Guest speaker Brendan Malone
Wednesday 8 August, 5.00pm

Is abortion something you’ve thought much about? How can we know our options so that as a society we can make the best use of our freedom of choice?  How does abortion relate to human rights? 

ProLife UC is a club that exists to raise awareness and stimulate discussions around current social issues involving life.  Our upcoming public talk will be a great chance to find out more about the topic of abortion and human rights. We’re proud to welcome guest speaker Brendan Malone, NZ bioethics and life issues speaker, here at the University of Canterbury to discuss the topic of abortion. The talk is happening in Undercroft of the James Hight Library. Come along and hear what he has to say. Free pizza will be provided! 

This presentation will explore the most important, and least discussed question of all in the abortion debate, as well as making the case for why it is in the public interest to keep reference to abortion in the New Zealand Crimes Act.

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Nothing is a mistake if we learn from it – making choices after exam results

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Have you ever walked around campus and thought that everyone around you looks as though they are coping, and completely have it together while you are freaking out on the inside?

 That’s pretty normal and you are not alone says UC Academic Skills Centre Learning Advisor Jacqui Tither.

“People are a bit like swans. Above the water they look calm and serene, and below the water they are all paddling like crazy to keep afloat and moving.

If you are worried for any reason about your exam results, Semester Two is one of the best times to think about your next steps and take action, she says.

“Nothing is a mistake if we learn from it. Get a bit of help. You’ve had assignments and your exams. Now you know what happens you can made some changes in a prepared way and adjust what you do in future.”

She says often some guidance at the Academic Skills Centre and making small changes can get the results you need.

“You might need to tighten up your writing, or get some ideas for time management, or understand more about how your brain works with short and long term memory.  Advisors at the Academic Skills Centre will help you pinpoint what needs to change, why, and how you can make the change.”

  • Need to figure out what the problem is and what to do next? Read about 40 minute consultations here and to make an appointment phone (03) 369 3900.
  • Need help with time management, essay writing, proof reading, presenting, note-taking, the English language, avoiding plagiarism and much more? Check out the awesome Academic Skills Centre programme here>

Read on for more awesome inspirational advice from Jaqcui.

Help seeking is the number 1 life skill.

“It’s ok to have a challenge as long as you hang in there and seek help. Help seeking is the number 1 skill in life. It’s not about being needy, it’s about needing help at times.

At the Academic Skills Centre our goal is to upskill you so you become independent.

People can be too scared to look at a problem. We just give them the courage to look and plan and move out of avoiding the problem.

I love helping people because I know what a difference it makes. I have a lot of empathy for people who feel like they’re struggling. You’re not born with skills. Some people can transition in to study really easily, but some people need to learn what an academic essay looks like. It’s just that people come from such varied backgrounds.”

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