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What is a great party?

What is a great party?

A party that is a roaring success. A party where everyone has a good time. A party where everyone gets home safely. A party that is remembered for the right reasons. A yellow and black party. A Good One party.

Good One is not “Big Brother”, or the “Fun Police”. It is a way to ensure your party is one where you have thought through the implications and responsibilities of throwing a party.

Police are there as a resource to help not hinder your perfect party plans.


Become the ‘Host with the Most’. The most food, the most neighbourly support, the most knowledge of who’s at your party, the most safely secured valuable possessions and the most back up if things go pear shaped.

Go to http://www.goodone.org.nz to register your party.

Look after your mates, they’ll look after you.

UCSA Flu vaccine vouchers 2018

The UCSA Flu Vaccine Vouchers for 2018 are here. 

Get it before you go home for term break so that you can enjoy your break flu-free.  We also don’t want you to come back to Uni with the flu to spread to your fellow Uni mates!

For Domestic students not enrolled at UC Health Centre and International students, subsidised UCSA flu vaccine vouchers are available for you!  Just pick up a flu vaccine voucher from UCSA Reception and pay $5.00 at the UC Health Centre.  Vouchers are valid until Tuesday 31 July 2018.

Flu vaccines are free to all domestic students enrolled and funded at UC Health Centre.  They are also free to all domestic students with a chronic illness, i.e. asthma (if on a regular preventative therapy), diabetes etc. These students do not need a voucher.

The flu vaccine clinic at UC Health Centre starts on Thursday 22 March 2018, and operates on Mondays-Thursdays 9-10am and 2-3pm, and on Fridays 2-3pm.

Please call UC Health Centre on 364 2402 to make an appointment (please see details on voucher).

UC initiatives to counter harassment

This week included International Women’s Day, celebrating the contributions and achievements of women around the world.

It’s also a time where there is international discussion and debate about important issues such as consent, harassment and assault. The UC community is a part of this, for example,  a #Metoo panel discussion on campus was held on International Women’s Day.

At UC we’re a community of people committed to creating a campus culture of belonging, understanding, inclusiveness and caring. Ākonga Tū, Ākonga Ora.

As a student you will try new things, make mistakes and learn from them, but you still have a responsibility to keep yourself and others safe and not bring UC into disrepute. 

UC Policy
It’s important to re-state that sexual harassment or bullying of any kind on campus or online is definitely not ok.  This is covered in our Staff Code of Conduct and Student Codes of Conduct and the Harassment policy.  Have you checked out the brochure Know the Code?

If you experience harassment or sexual assault there is support and services available.

Find information about support services available for victims of sexual assault here>

Find information and advice if you are concerned about sexual harassment here> 

Future initiatives
There are always things we can do better. An Anti-Sexual Violence Working Group has been set up.

The group has identified the following initiatives to progress in 2018:

1. Improving communications about sexual harassment including setting clearer expectations of behaviour and who to approach for help.

2.    Establishing a network of UC and UCSA staff who can be first points of contact and engage sensitively and on a confidential basis to support students wishing to talk about their experiences and making appropriate referrals. Reviewing and improving the clarity of process.

3.       Delivering appropriate training for service providers and bystanders.

 The UCSA Executive Equity and Wellbeing representative Laura O’Dwyer and the UCSA Advocacy and Welfare Manager Ee-Li Hong are members of the working group and would be happy to connect with you.

Ngā mihi

Prof Ian Wright
Acting Vice-Chancellor.