Tag Archives: Wellbeing

Women’s health and wellness matters

Has your health ever affected your study? Or have you ever wondered what you can do to boost your wellness? This year, UC Careers Annual Careers Event for Women, themed Empowering Women’s Safety and Wellbeing in Work explores health experiences of 51% of the population. Sharing stories helps us feel we aren’t alone and helps us better understand our peers.  

One of our guest speakers is Hannah Blakely, a Registered Clinical Psychologist who runs a private practice. She works with women and their families in the context of health issues affecting women and supports them to look after their wellbeing. She will discuss women’s health experiences, how to boost women’s wellbeing throughout their cycles, and how women can look after themselves at work during pregnancy.         

This event is for all students interested in learning more about experiences affecting 51% of New Zealand’s population and how we all can contribute to a positive and safe work environment for everyone.

Tuesday 7 August, 5.00pm -7.00pm
Undercroft 101
RSVP via CareerHub Events

Don’t forget, you can contribute to the conversation before the event through the UC Careers Facebook event page and Instagram using the hashtags #UCCareers #EmpoweringWomen

Thursday’s in Black: the importance of social networks

Thursday’s in Black is a global campaign aimed with increasing awareness of sexual violence, consent culture, and positive relationships. Thursday’s in Black encourages everyone to wear black every Thursday in solidarity against gender based violence. The 2018 formation of UC’s Thursday’s in Black club has led to many events including clothing swaps, discussion panels, and free workshops, keeping its focal message in mind. You can typically find our stalls, Thursday’s at the central library’s entrance, providing free coffee, resources, and conversation. Otherwise, look out for us on Facebook! The on-campus presence of clubs and campaigns such as Thursday’s in Black lies at the heart of UC’s culture, building a community united in diversity.

“It’s so important to have a movement like Thursday’s in Black that breaks down the taboo of sexual violence and is spreading awareness for what we all can do to end rape culture. To have a campaign like this on campus means that we can firstly spread awareness about what sexual violence is, then take action within our communities and through working with the University to end sexual violence and promote a safe and fun campus,” says Kaitlyn White, President of Thursday’s in Black @ UC.

Like on-campus societies and campaigns such as Thursday’s in Black, the counsellors at the UC Health Centre and the Māori Student Development Team, Pacific Development Team, and Student Care are all there for a reason. The safety and security of everyone on campus is paramount.

Ben O’Connell

Winter Wellness Expo Thursday 26 July

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 Thursday 26 July  in the Undercroft, from 10.00am – 2.00pm.

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, pack your laptops/phones/gaming devices, and bring them all down to the Undercroft 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.