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Do you gym and swim? Try Jellie Park

Jellie Park – located at 295 Ilam Road – is more than just a swimming pool! It is a fully equipped sports and recreational centre with state of the art facilities – and it’s just 5 minutes away from campus.

It has indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fitness centre, sauna, steam room and a group fitness studio. There are a number of group fitness activities including swimming lessons for all ages and a variety of workouts from intense to low impact. The recreation centre is open from 5:30am-9:00pm every weekday and 7am-8pm every weekend.

The centre is managed by the Christchurch City Council and all queries and customer services are handled by the Council’s call centre.

Yes, as a UC student it’s expensive to enrol at the centre, especially when our Rec Centre is free, but it could be a good alternative if you want to incorporate swimming into your workout routine!

Checklist for uni!

  1. Textbooks: One of the hardest things at university is trying to catch up once you fall behind. Make sure this doesn’t happen to you and start 2015 off on the right foot – be prepared with the required textbooks for your classes.
  2. Note taking equipment: If you write your notes out in an exercise book then buy enough books to last you at least through first semester. Or if you choose to type them up on a laptop or tablet, then check your device is in working order and your files are organised for the new year. You can also never have enough pens, and highlighters on hand so chuck a few extras in your bag!
  3. Check your online timetableBefore you’re on campus try to sort out any timetable clashes as it’s impossible to be in two places at once! Also don’t forget to choose your tutorials, labs and other classes online…you’ll want to grab a spot before it’s full. The online timetable planner is really handy!
  4. Sign up at the UC RecCentre: As long as you pay your fees and levy you’ll get free access to the RecCentre, so make the most of it! Sign up online before March 1st and you’ll be able to get in with your Canterbury Card for the whole year.
  5. Enrol at the UC Health Centre: As a student you can receive subsidised quality healthcare right on campus! Sign up by February 20th otherwise you’ll miss the strict deadline and be stuck paying for doctors visits while other students get them for free. If you’re an international student it works a little different as you must have insurance cover, so talk to the friendly Health Centre staff about that.
  6. Get a Parking Permit: To park on campus you need a permit or a Pay and Display ticket, or your car will be clamped which isn’t fun at all! You can purchase a permit if you need one from the UC Security Office on 114 Ilam Road. Don’t forget!
  7. Tickets for UCSA OrientationYou won’t want to miss out on these two fun-filled weeks! Read my previous post about Orientation 2015 here…
  8. On your first day back put some money on your Canterbury Card: This will enable you to use the internet and print at UC. It may take half an hour for the money to load on, so do it at the start of the year and you’ll always be prepared!