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Winter Wellness Expo 2019

The Winter Wellness Expo is a free, all ages, alcohol-free event for all UC students.  It is brought to you by UCSA Help (Advocacy & Welfare) team, and will be held on 25 July (Thursday) in Haere-roa, from 10am – 2pm.

There will be stalls offering free second-hand stuff (e.g., clothes, shoes, household items etc.), free brand new beanies, scarves, toothpastes, toothbrushes and dental floss (limited quantity), as well as free hot drinks and cakes.  Other stalls include Tenancy Protection Association, Christchurch Budget Service and Community Energy Action’s curtain bank!

The NZ Police will be there to label phones, laptops etc. with UV markers, and give students tips on how to prevent burglaries.  NZ Fire Service will also be there to give students information on fire safety.

There will also be a sewing/mending station.  So find those pieces of garments that need mending and bring them all down to Haere-roa during Winter Wellness Expo.

Note: Please bring some bags to pack the goodies in.

Also note: If you are wanting your garments mended, please don’t come too late in the day as some can take a little while to repair.

Three reasons to try Small Group Training – and win a Zone Concession pass!

Term 3 is nearly here and if you haven’t tried Small Group Training yet, this could be YOUR time!  So, why should you part with your hard earned dollars?

  1. It’s cost effective  (and time efficient!)  

SGT allows you the chance to get personalised attention from your instructor, but share the costs with others.  Your instructor will progress and regress your exercise on the spot, so you are working at the right level for you, getting maximum burn for buck.

2.  Variety   – and you don’t have to do the heavy thinking

Trying to think up new and fun ways to exercise is not always something you have time to do.  Our instructors take great pride in thinking up inventive ways to push you, whilst still making it an enjoyable session.   No two sessions will ever be the same!

3. Strength in numbers 

Your workout posse will keep you accountable.   Having the same faces around you, that you’ll get to know and love, will help keep you moving towards your goals and not slack off.  We call that collective gains. 

SGT at the UC RecCentre is popular, and with capped class sizes, they can sell out very fast!   Check out our options for Term 3 on our website, and get in quick to secure your spot. From Boxing, Bootcamp through to Ballet, we are sure to have something that fits just right for you!

To complement your SGT,  try our Zone classes – Spin, Fit45 and YogaRestore. You can win a 10-class Zone concession card simply by registering for a SGT course this term.  All student registrations will automatically go in the draw.   Entries close on the 28 July, and the winner will be notified on 31 July.

To register, visit our reception team at the UC RecCentre.
Have a great Term 3!

 

Unexpected exam results? Check out this practical guide

The possibility of failing is an inescapable part of life. Truth is, failing happens, and it happens even to very successful people. Often, what makes the biggest difference is the attitude we take towards failure, and the practical steps we take when it happens. We’ve put together three pieces of advice to help you move forward.

Step one: Deal with the feels

  • be kind to yourself
  • give yourself some time out
  • focus on self-comfort
  • get some exercise or hang out with friends

Step two: Evaluate the situation

  • do some detective work to find out what went wrong
  • determine what you had control over
  • talk to a classmate
  • talk to course staff

Step three: Make a plan of action

  • think about positive next steps to help improve
  • eg, ask questions in classes and tutorials
  • talk with support staff for their advice
  • reframe how you think about failing

Read more about practical steps you can take here. 

Even famous people experience setbacks, check out what Barack Obama encountered early on in his political career.

“I first ran for Congress in 1999, and I got beat. I just got whooped. I had been in the state legislature for a long time, I was in the minority party, I wasn’t getting a lot done, and I was away from my family and putting a lot of strain on Michelle. Then for me to run and lose that bad, I was thinking maybe this isn’t what I was cut out to do. I was forty years old, and I’d invested a lot of time and effort into something that didn’t seem to be working…

For him, the solution was to refocus his thoughts away from questions of whether his decision to enter politics was right, and concentrate instead on the work that lay ahead.

…the thing that got me through that moment, and any other time that I’ve felt stuck, is to remind myself that it’s about the work. Because if you’re worrying about yourself—if you’re thinking: ‘Am I succeeding? Am I in the right position? Am I being appreciated?’ – then you’re going to end up feeling frustrated and stuck. But if you can keep it about the work, you’ll always have a path. There’s always something to be done.” —Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States