Category Archives: Health and Safety

Connect with nature – UC’s edible campus map


Spending time in nature is great for your wellbeing.

Nearly 50% of New Zealanders will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime. Research has shown that spending time in nature is great for mental and physical health. Evidence proves it makes us happier, decreases feelings of depression and anxiety, improves concentration, buffers against stress, makes our lives meaningful and reduces health inequalities related to poverty.


Click here or on the map below to view an awesome way to connect with nature right here on campus.


The Edible Campus Map was developed by the UC Sustainability Office.

Tetanus vaccinations available now

Tetanus shots are available now at the UC Health Centre for our enrolled patients who are aged 45 and 65 years.

The vaccine is free but there is a $10 charge for the nurse service.

The Government encourages people to have these vaccines at this time of life as childhood protection is usually depleted and the risk of tetanus is not. Those who are a few years beyond these designated ages are also eligible.

What you need to know

Tetanus is contracted through puncture wounds or those contaminated by soil or animal faeces. These wounds can be quite trivial, for example rose thorn pricks. Hospitalisation of four women over 60 for tetanus in 2013 shows the need for protection in adults who often think these risks belong to younger people.

Patients enrolled at UC Health are invited to see us. Please phone first to book a nurse appointment, or for more information, phone: 364 2402

Access restricted around SEL

For safety reasons in an area adjacent to a busy construction site, pedestrian and vehicular access along the northern side of the Structural Engineering Laboratory (SEL) has been restricted. Only deliveries to the Physics loading bay or the SEL can now use this access way.

All staff and students must now access SEL from Engineering Road and Rutherford either from between Erskine and the Engineering and Science Annex or from Science Road.


Stress Reduction Course – Mindfulness

The Psychology Center is running another course on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.

18 October – 6 December

Tuesdays 6pm – 8.30pm

Mindfulness is the process of bringing our attention to the present. This eight-week course will introduce you to a range of mindfulness practices and has an experiential and educational focus.

Cost: $350 (including CDs and reading material).

If you are interested please contact Janet Cumberpatch or Carey Treleaven on ext. 44627.