Diversity at UC – I pledge to…

Diversity Fest 2019 is coming to an end this week. See the last events and activities happening this week here>

As part of Diversity Fest we have been asking students about what makes a diverse community and how we can all contribute to making UC a more inclusive community.

In this video UCSA Postgrad Rep Katie Mills got out and about to find out what diversity looks like to different people and what we can do to be more accepting other’s points of view.

Join the conversation – we want to hear from as many of you as possible, if you missed the chance to share your thoughts with Katie please include them in the comments below.

You can also check out other Diversity at UC videos including:

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

Anonymous text helpline – Thursdays in Black

Thursdays in Black is a student club at UC that not only seeks to prevent rape and sexual violence but to promote healthy relationships and to offer support for our students.

We want everyone to feel safe in our community and feel like your voice is being heard so you can feel empowered to stand up for what you believe in. 

Thursdays in Black is here to help. We have set up an anonymous helpline using pre-paid phones so you can text and discuss any topic or incident that may have made you feel uncomfortable or distressed. The student team will also be able to let you know what other support options might be available to you.

Sometimes you just want to be able to talk to someone – Thursdays in Black is here for you.

Anonymous helpline – contact the Thursdays in Black student support team on any of these numbers

Molly Brooke – 021 08108508
Molly Thomas – 021 08254856
Ben O’Connell – 021 08399065

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