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Wellbeing tips for the holidays

Exams are over and it is time to enjoy a well-deserved break!

During the holidays it is important to continue to look after you and your wellbeing.

Here are some tips on staying well during the holidays…

  • Prioritise me time
  • Connect with others
  • Be mindful about what you eat and your alcohol consumption
  • Enjoy those sleep ins
  • Be active and do something that you love
  • Stick to your budget as best as possible
  • Most importantly have fun!

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.

UCSA flu vaccine vouchers 2018

It’s your last chance to get a UCSA flu vaccine voucher for 2018! 

UCSA flu vaccine vouchers are now valid until Friday 31 August, 2018.

For domestic students not enrolled at the UC Health Centre and international students, subsidised UCSA flu vaccine vouchers are available for you! Just pick up a voucher from UCSA Reception and pay $5.00 at the UC Health Centre. 

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 operates on Mondays-Thursdays 9.00am-10.00am and 2.00pm-3.00pm, and on Fridays 2.00pm-3.00pm.

Please call the UC Health Centre on 03 364 2402 to make an appointment (see details on voucher).