A century on, the lessons of the 1918 influenza pandemic could help New Zealand plan for a future pandemic, according to Canterbury historian Dr Geoffrey Rice.
The risk of another major influenza pandemic is even greater now, thanks to international jet travel.
Most students notice some anxiety and tension at the thought of sitting exams. Some students however, will experience a degree of stress and anxiety that is physically and mentally exhausting. Their fears can affect them physically e.g. difficulty sleeping, headaches or stomach upsets, and mentally e.g. lack of concentration, irritability and gloomy feelings.
It is important to take steps to minimise and reduce these feelings.
Learning to relax can provide considerable relief during the exam break. Use ways you find most helpful (exclude those that can create further problems). If your methods aren’t helping, there are a number of learning relaxation techniques from a trained person or from library books on stress and relaxation.
It may help to increase attention to:
The UC Health Centre is available for quality, affordable healthcare.
During Exam time the UC Health Centre are open:
Monday to Friday 8.30am-5.30pm
Located at the rear of the UCSA carpark beside The Foundry bar.
Josh Proctor UCSA Exec President has some top tips to keep you refreshed and ready to give exams your best shot.