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Autumn Arrival is coming to you… virtually

It’s getting cold outside, which means it’s time for ? Autumn Arrival – Online!?

Check it out Thursday 7 May, 10am-2pm live on the UCSA Facebook page>

Hear what the UCSA and UC Student support services have been up to, and how you can access their services from home. Each department will be live on Facebook for 20min, followed by breakout zoom meetings where you can ask questions specific to you!

All Students who engage (Like, Comment, Share) with these sessions will go into the draw to win a number of awesome spot prizes delivered to your flat, including:

  • $100 Supermarket Vouchers
  • Trays of V Energy Drink, Fresh up and Boss Coffee
  • Bags of Red Frogs Lollies cheers to Red Frogs
  • Sal’s Pizza Vouchers
  • Apple Music or Spotify gift cards
  • And more…

Autumn Arrival is presented by UCSA Help (Advocacy and Welfare) and Events in partnership with UC Student Support Services.

Top tips to help you ace your exams

It’s perfectly normal to feel pressure or stress in the run-up to your exams. Here’s some top tips to help you prepare. 

  • Check out the Pokapū Pūkenga Ako | Academic Skills Centre. They offer a programme of free workshops including understanding study fatigue and stress management, and revision and exam skills. These are open to all students – find out more here.  
  • Organise and plan your study time. Block out time in your calendar or diary for studying. Start revision as early as possible and make sure you go over a range of topics covered in the course. Try working through practice questions from past papers and attempt them in exam conditions. Or you could set up a study group so you can revise with others. 
  • Know your study spaces on campus. Whether you’re looking for a space to study with mates, or a quiet place so you can concentrate – there’s a study zone on campus for you. There are group study zones and discussion rooms, silent study zones and relaxing zones available in the Central Library, Macmillan Brown Library and Engineering and Physical Sciences Library. Read more.
  • It’s all about balance. Take some time out and do something you really enjoy – go for a walk in the park, have lunch with mates, or take a group fitness class at the RecCentre. And when you are studying, make sure you get up and walk around for a few minutes every hour or so. Finally, remember to celebrate everything you’ve achieved so far!

For more study tips see the Helping you study guide. 

For more support and advice see UC’s student support services

Check out support on campus with UCGO

UCGO has all the information you need on support services on campus. Separated into groups, it is easy to find support under the new student, adult student, international student or LGBTQIA+ student support categories.

The green support tile on UCGO also links you to information about groups like the Pacific Development Team and Office of AVC Māori who offer a number of services like mentoring and organise social activities to help enhance your student experience.

You can download and explore UCGO from the Apple App Store and Google Play now. For more information and to see frequently asked questions check out the UCGO webpage>

Check it out, and if you have any feedback you can submit it through the app. From the home page simply click on settings and select send feedback from the menu.