Class Rep Recruitment!

Registrations are now open to become a Class Rep.

Help your classmates and your CV by becoming a Rep! Sign up for one or all of your classes and help your fellow students with communicating the good, the bad and the necessary to your lecturers and departments.

Class Reps are the go-between for students and lecturers to help resolve low level issues. They are also essential to help ensure the class is running smoothly for future students.

The benefits for you for signing up are:

It can help your CV
You could get a shiny certificate
You will hear about opportunities to volunteer for UC events
You will be in to win 1 of 10 $50 UCSA café vouchers

Sign up is easy, just contact your lecturer or department admin staff to get the ball rolling then sign up online at



Are you having trouble sleeping?

Do you have trouble getting to sleep and waking up at a normal time? Have you been unable to fix this?

If you answered ‘yes’ to the above questions you may meet the criteria for a relatively common sleep disorder known as Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome, and we may be able to help you improve your sleep.

I’m a psychology masters student and as part of my thesis. I’m working alongside a clinical psychologist at the Student Health Centre to develop and facilitate a FREE treatment programme for UC students with Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome. We’re looking for students to volunteer as research participants in this programme.  The programme will be run through the Student Health Centre and will involve using light boxes to administer light therapy, and weekly group treatment sessions. Students will be asked to contribute approximately 40 hours of their time over a four week period.

We think it’s a programme that will be very beneficial for students who have problems getting to sleep and waking up later than usual, as it is designed to help them fall asleep and wake at a more conventional time, get enough sleep, and improve day time functioning.

For more information please contact:


Flu vaccines still available at UC Health Centre

Influenza-like illnesses are currently starting to follow an upward trend in Canterbury and, last year, the numbers did not peak until mid-July and continued until the end of August.

The UC Health Centre strongly encourages all UC students to get a flu vaccine, which takes 7-10 days to fully cover you against the three influenza viral strains currently in circulation.

The vaccine is free to all students registered at the health centre just phone 364-2402 (ext. 6402) to book an appointment.

Five ways to prevent the flu:

  1. Wash your hands often with soap and water or an alchol-based hand rub
  2. Avoid touching your eyes nose and mouth
  3. Avoid close contact with sick people
  4. Practice good health habits
  5. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze
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