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Renewing your RecCentre membership

Are you hanging around Christchurch for summer? Did you know that your student membership at the RecCentre, in most cases, finishes on 1 March, 2020?   That means you can keep exercising at the RecCentre over the summer break.  It’s also fairly quiet at the gym during the summer months…how convenient!

Check your RecCentre account online for your expiry date

Head to our website, and  on the  left hand nav at the very top, you’ll find a link to ‘Account login’, or you can use this link. If you click through here, you’ll be able to login to your RecCentre account and check your personal expiry date, any bookings you’ve made with us and how many zone classes you’ve got left to use!

I’m studying again in 2020, when do I renew?

Once you’ve paid your 2020 student levy, you can sign up again from 1 February 2020.   The process is now automated, so if you haven’t paid your levy, your membership won’t be processed.     You can renew your membership through the same reccentre account login 

I’m not studying at UC in 2020, can I join anyway?

You sure can!   We offer a range of rates to non-students, so check out our website for the options and see which category you fit into.  We offer discounts for alumni (graduates), other students and UC Staff.   You’ll need to purchase this at our counter though, as we don’t have online memberships for other membership types yet.

If you’re still a little confused, just stop by our reception and speak to one of our Customer Experience Representatives.  They’ll be able to talk you through how to keep your routine going without interruption and queues.

Summer Opening and Closing Days

We close for 2 weeks over the Christmas with the rest of the University.  Our last workout day is Sunday 22 December, closing at 9pm.   We reopen on Monday 6 January, 2020 at 6am.

 

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

See what’s on at the RecCentre with UCGO

It’s easy to see what’s going on at the RecCentre with UCGO. Mid-semester break is a good time to think about and take action around your wellbeing. It is important to find a balance between looking after your mental and physical health, especially as you move into Term 4 when your focus might shift to assignments and exams. Why not try out a few RecCentre classes during the mid-semester break – it’s easy to see what’s on at the RecCentre using the UCGO app.

From the RecCentre tile on UCGO you can see the group fitness timetable and check out small group training options and women-only hours. You can also contact the friendly RecCentre team and ask questions about any of the services they provide.

Download UCGO today from the Apple App Store and Google Play. See more about UCGO here>

The UCGO team are always looking for ways to improve the app, if you have any suggestions you can provide feedback through the app or post a comment below.