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Did you know we have a Free Table at UC?

It’s a space where you can take home what you need, and drop off what you no longer have use for!

We’re all about reducing what is sent to landfill. Give your unwanted items a second chance at life, plus you never know what treasures you might find on there…

Our Free Table loves:

  • Stationary, office supplies, books and textbooks
  • Clean clothing, bedding and shoes
  • Kitchenware, crockery and homewares
  • Food items (non-perishable is best)
  • Anything else (as long as it’s clean and in working condition)

We ask that you please respect this area by keeping it tidy, using the storage areas provided and by only bringing in items you believe others may want (this area is not a rubbish bin!).

Find our Free Table in the Undercroft, underneath the Puaka-James Hight stairs.


Spread the word – the Free Table is for everyone!

Huge thanks to the Eco Volunteer and Eco Club Network teams for their help in giving the Free Table area an upgrade!

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UC All Right? Amble – Tuesday 7 May

Enhance your mental fitness, get free stuff and have some fun at the UC All Right? Amble.

The first UC All Right? Amble is being held right here on campus for staff and students as part of Universities Mental Health Day.

Come along to C block lawn between 10am and 3pm, grab a UC All Right? Amble map and visit the five stations around campus to enjoy some practical and fun activities that support mental wellbeing. 

Join TeaSoc for a relaxing cup of herbal tea, get active and  join in some retro games, or try something arty to stimulate your brain. Each activity aligns with the five ways to wellbeing (see Five ways to feel All Right below).

The UC All Right? Amble is organised by UC Wellbeing and UC Health Sciences staff and students.

Health Science student Joni is involved with organising the event and says the UC All Right Amble is about having a bit of fun and being more mindful of our mental health and wellbeing. 

“Mental wellbeing is just as important as physical wellbeing. The university environment can put a lot of mental strain on a student, and having simple strategies that you can harness and use to focus on your mental wellbeing is such a good resource – for university life and beyond.” 

UC All Right? Amble
Tuesday 7 May 2019
Time: 10am – 3pm
Location: C Block Lawn

Five ways to feel All Right
International research has found there are five ways we can all improve our mental health and wellbeing, even when we’re under stress.

1. Connect | Me Whakawhanaunga
Whether we’re catching up with friends, spending quality time with our whānau or getting to know someone new, connecting with others can be a great pick-me-up.

2. Take Notice | Me Aro Tonu
When we slow down and tune in to the world we can really savour the moment. Remember the simple things that give you joy.

3. Keep Learning | Me Ako Tonu
If you’re keen to try something new or rediscover an old hobby, go for it! Enjoying a fresh challenge can be a great confidence boost.

4. Be Active | Me Kori Tonu
Did you know that moving your body can also move your mood? So do what you can and enjoy what you do. Every little bit counts!

5. Give | Tukua
When did you last show a little love? Whether it’s a friendly smile, an act of kindness or giving someone a helping hand, the little things we do can make a big difference.

*Note – UC photographers and videographers will be out and about on the day taking photos of your experience.

These images or short videos may be used by the University of Canterbury in future online or for print publications, and may be placed on official UC social media profiles – if you’d prefer not to be captured let the person behind the camera know (they are friendly and won’t be offended).

Third year student workshop – get free stuff!

Undergraduate third year students – we want to hear your thoughts!

We’re running a workshop to get your views on things like how UC communicates with you, whether the information you’re receiving is useful, and what sort of communications grab your attention.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday 2 May at 9.30am and will take around 2 hours.

If you’re keen to take part and available at that time, email Hannah Seeley, Senior Communications Advisor – hannah.seeley@canterbury.ac.nz.

Free stuff! 
All participants will receive a $20 UCSA food voucher and go in the draw to win a $50 University Bookshop voucher. Plus, we’ll shout you some morning tea!