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UCSA flu vaccine vouchers 2018

It’s your last chance to get a UCSA flu vaccine voucher for 2018! 

UCSA flu vaccine vouchers are now valid until Friday 31 August, 2018.

For domestic students not enrolled at the UC Health Centre and international students, subsidised UCSA flu vaccine vouchers are available for you! Just pick up a voucher from UCSA Reception and pay $5.00 at the UC Health Centre. 

Flu vaccines are free to all domestic students enrolled and funded at UC Health Centre. They are also free to all domestic students with a chronic illness, i.e. asthma (if on a regular preventative therapy), diabetes etc. These students do not need a voucher.

The flu vaccine clinic at UC Health Centre operates on Mondays-Thursdays 9.00am-10.00am and 2.00pm-3.00pm, and on Fridays 2.00pm-3.00pm.

Please call the UC Health Centre on 03 364 2402 to make an appointment (see details on voucher).

Women’s health and wellness matters

Has your health ever affected your study? Or have you ever wondered what you can do to boost your wellness? This year, UC Careers Annual Careers Event for Women, themed Empowering Women’s Safety and Wellbeing in Work explores health experiences of 51% of the population. Sharing stories helps us feel we aren’t alone and helps us better understand our peers.  

One of our guest speakers is Hannah Blakely, a Registered Clinical Psychologist who runs a private practice. She works with women and their families in the context of health issues affecting women and supports them to look after their wellbeing. She will discuss women’s health experiences, how to boost women’s wellbeing throughout their cycles, and how women can look after themselves at work during pregnancy.         

This event is for all students interested in learning more about experiences affecting 51% of New Zealand’s population and how we all can contribute to a positive and safe work environment for everyone.

Tuesday 7 August, 5.00pm -7.00pm
Undercroft 101
RSVP via CareerHub Events

Don’t forget, you can contribute to the conversation before the event through the UC Careers Facebook event page and Instagram using the hashtags #UCCareers #EmpoweringWomen

Meditation Monday – free at UC

Ever wondered how to meditate?  Whilst there are a plethora of free meditation apps and videos on you tube, sometimes it’s just nice to have the comfort of a real live teacher there to guide you and answer your questions at the end of your meditation.

There are a range of meditation techniques out there, and we’ve lined up our yoga teacher Saskia Tranter, to offer 2 x 20 minute guided meditation sessions. There is no cost to participate, and you don’t have to be a member of the RecCentre. UC students and staff will have priority if we run out of space. 

Where and When?

Every Monday throughout term time, beginning Monday 16 July for six weeks.  You don’t need to come to every session, just the ones you can make. Sessions start at 12.00noon and 12.30pm, and will be held in Room 210, Puaka-James Hight.   Space is limited, so do arrive early to get your seat. 

Why meditate?

Relaxation is number one! Studies on the relaxation response have shown various short-term benefits to the nervous system including lower blood pressure, improved blood circulation, lower heart rate, slower respiratory (breathing) rate, less anxiety, increased feeling of wellbeing, less stress, and deeper relaxation.  It’s worthwhile noting that the purpose of meditation is not to achieve benefits, but to simply be present.  Out of being present, we may find that these benefits come. 

If you have any questions, please contact danielle.mather@canterbury.ac.nz