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UC Student Blogger | Hot tips for Re-Ori 2021

With Semester 2 coming round fast, the UCSA has lined up loads of events for Re-Ori 2021!

Make sure you check out the awesome live music events, with Grafix (UK), Flowidus, Poris, The Chats, Lee Mvtthews and loads more.

Also look out for the UCSA Boss Coffee Comedy Club on Friday 23 July. It’s guaranteed to tickle your funny bone. You can get your tickets here.

Free events

Have you seen some of UCSA’s free events?

  • Postgrad Schmooze, Thursday 15 July, 5pm-8pm – a mixer for postgrads(limited spots, preregister required).
  • Pepsi Max Presents Ngaio Movie Night, Sunday 18 July, 5.30-9.30pm – the UCSA will be showing two movies for you and your mates to enjoy
  • Te Rourou a Haere (formerly Lunch on the Lawn), Monday 19 July, 11am-2pm – free BBQ at Haere-roa’s amphitheatre
  • Te Whiringa, Monday 19 July, 6-10pm – a night of cultural festivities!
  • Clubs Day, Tuesday 20 July, 10am to 2pm – great place to see what’s on offer at UC and get involved.
  • Winter Wellness Expo, Thursday 22 July, 10am-2pm – learn about well-being and enjoy some free stuff.

Tips for Re-Ori

Here are some simple tips which will help you enjoy Te-Ori to the full:

  • Make sure you stay hydrated while you’re out
  • Look out for your mates
  • Be aware of UCSA’s no pass-out rule with their live events
  • Register with Good One when throwing a party to keep your mates safe and get help from police if you need to

Check out more information or tickets here and follow UCSA for more updates.

UC Student Blogger | How to manage stress

Stress and anxiety affects all of us, especially during exam time. It might be a bit of surprise to hear that a small amount of stress can sometimes be beneficial and make you more productive. However, a high amount of stress and anxiety can lead to the loss of productivity and long-term health effects. So, how do you manage these feelings and turn them around? 

Tips to cope with stress during exams

  • Talk to a friend about how you’re feeling. You’ll find out you’re not along, and it might help you work through things from a different perspective
  • Eat healthily and drink plenty of water. People often overlook how proper nutrition affects stress levels. For example, rushing to eat food can cause mild indigestion. While you might not notice initially, it can make your body hyperaware and lead to you feeling stressed.
  • Practice mindfulness. This doesn’t necessarily mean meditation or yoga, but is about being aware of your mind and body. Ask yourself: why am I stressed or anxious and it is really justified to feel this way?
  • Plan ahead. Use a schedule or a planner This can help you to stay organised by knowing what to do and when to do it.
  • This is only for now. It may seem like the world is falling apart. It may feel like you’ve failed in some way if you don’t get the marks you want. But just remember if something doesn’t work out the way you expect, you can learn from the experience and change the way you approach it next time. 

If you’re stressed or anxious about exams and want to talk, you can book an appointment with one of our Atawhai Ākonga | Student Care advisors. They can help you to find ways to manage your feelings and turn things around.

If you’re concerned about yourself, please talk to your GP. Te Whare Hauora | UC Health Centre also offers emergency counselling support in person or you can call 03 369 4444 to be transferred to a registered nurse answering service. You will be triaged by a registered nurse who will give advice or refer you to an appropriate service (s).

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