Category Archives: Wellbeing

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

Top tips to help you ace your exams

It’s perfectly normal to feel pressure or stress in the run-up to your exams. Here’s some top tips to help you prepare. 

  • Check out the Pokapū Pūkenga Ako | Academic Skills Centre. They offer a programme of free workshops including understanding study fatigue and stress management, and revision and exam skills. These are open to all students – find out more here.  
  • Organise and plan your study time. Block out time in your calendar or diary for studying. Start revision as early as possible and make sure you go over a range of topics covered in the course. Try working through practice questions from past papers and attempt them in exam conditions. Or you could set up a study group so you can revise with others. 
  • Know your study spaces on campus. Whether you’re looking for a space to study with mates, or a quiet place so you can concentrate – there’s a study zone on campus for you. There are group study zones and discussion rooms, silent study zones and relaxing zones available in the Central Library, Macmillan Brown Library and Engineering and Physical Sciences Library. Read more.
  • It’s all about balance. Take some time out and do something you really enjoy – go for a walk in the park, have lunch with mates, or take a group fitness class at the RecCentre. And when you are studying, make sure you get up and walk around for a few minutes every hour or so. Finally, remember to celebrate everything you’ve achieved so far!

For more study tips see the Helping you study guide. 

For more support and advice see UC’s student support services

Whanaunga from another Maunga – Free BBQ today 11.30am to 1pm

Head down to C-Block Lawn today (Wednesday 25 September)  between 11.30am and 1pm for the Whanaunga from another Maunga – Free BBQ event being held as part of Diversity Fest 2019.

It’s an opportunity to take a moment to relax, enjoy some free kai (UCSA will be running the BBQ – vegetarian, gluten free and halal options available) and meet new people.

Find out more