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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.

Health, welfare and support services on campus

Student support – good support is available here at UC. If  you need to talk to someone, or find that your studies are being affected, here is a list of the dedicated support teams here on campus:

How are your grades tracking?

Exam results will be out tomorrow (4 December) and now is a good time to think about how your studies are going.

At the end of each semester, the University also takes a look at the academic progress of all students. Academic transcripts are reviewed at this time to make sure students are on track to succeed in their studies and are going to meet the professional requirements of their chosen degree. If you aren’t heading in the right direction, restrictions can be placed on your enrolment or you can be excluded from your Award/Faculty/UC.

If, through this review process, you have been identified as needing help with your studies, you will receive a letter in your student email between 14 and 18 December – so be sure to check your University emails for more information!

If you do receive a letter and would like to appeal any decisions made under the review of academic progress, you need to submit your appeal by 12pm, Monday 25 January.

You can find out more about the academic review process on the Academic Services website, which also lists a wide range of resources to help you get awesome results in your studies.

Remember, there are a lot of people on campus who are here to help you make your time at UC a success. If you would like to talk to someone about your studies, contact your College student advisor, Student Development, UCSA Advocacy & Welfare, the Academic Skills Centre, or student advisors within the Māori Development and Pacific Development teams.