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Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora I Speak up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying!

Join us to speak up, stand together and stop bullying this Pink Shirt Day on Friday, 17 May!

We’re asking the UC community to help us turn the campus pink by participating in a range of events beginning Monday 13 May to Friday 17 May.

What is Pink Shirt Day?

Pink Shirt Day is more than just wearing pink. It’s a commitment to upholding our values of whanaungatanga, manaakitanga, and aroha to create a kinder, more inclusive Aotearoa where everyone feels safe, valued, and respected, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, or cultural background.

How you can get involved at UC on Pink Shirt Day:

  • Wear pink to show your support and raise awareness about bullying.
  • Start conversations with your family, friends and colleagues about bullying and ways to create a more supportive and inclusive culture.
  • Take action and be an upstander if you see or hear bullying happening, using your words or actions to help the person being bullied.
  • Spread the word about Pink Shirt Day on your social media and personal networks, sharing stories about how bullying has affected you or someone you know, and tagging us @ucwellbeing on Instagram or emailing your photos to

Events include:

  • May 13-17           Wear Pink to the Rec Centre to go into the draw T&C’s apply
  • May 15               Connect Zone, The Living Room 12-2pm
  • May 16               Toastie Thursday, The Living Room 12-2pm
  • May 17               Photobooth & Giveaways, The Living Room 11-2pm

Keep an eye out for event details on our socials, digital screens around campus, and blogs!

Let’s work together to make Pink Shirt Day a powerful symbol of our collective commitment to creating a more positive and inclusive community.

For more information on what is available click here.

Follow the below for event updates:

If you would like to talk to someone about this topic or anything else contact the teams below:

Get the Power

Are you tired of feeling like you’re in the dark about your power consumption and bills? Do you want to take control of your energy usage and find the best power plan for your needs? If so, we have just the event for you!

In collaboration with Orion and EnergyMate, we are excited to invite you to our exclusive workshop where you’ll gain invaluable insights into saving power, understanding your power bill, and selecting the optimal energy plan for your lifestyle.

Event Details:

  • Date: 14th May 2024
  • Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Location: Undercroft 101

During this informative session, you’ll learn practical tips and tricks to reduce your power consumption, decipher the complexities of your power bill, and navigate the maze of available energy plans. This workshop is designed to empower you with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions about your energy usage.

Please note that spaces are limited, and attendance will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your energy literacy and take control of your power bills!

All attendees will receive a complimentary goodie bag filled with useful resources to help you kickstart your journey towards energy efficiency. Please note that you will need to complete the entire session to get your goodie bag,

If you have any questions please contact Emma Collins at

May Blood Drive

📢 Attention UC Community! 📢

Exciting News! We’re hosting a Blood Drive at the University of Canterbury on Thursday, May 9th. Your chance to make a difference is here, and we need your support!

🩸 Why Donate Blood?

  • Save Lives: Just one donation can save up to three lives.
  • Community Impact: Your donation directly helps patients in need within our community.
  • Personal Fulfillment: Experience the satisfaction of knowing you’re making a tangible difference.

🔍 How to Get Involved:

  • Review Eligibility: Check out the eligibility criteria attached to this email to ensure you can donate.
  • Book Your Appointment: Use the provided link to schedule your donation slot directly: Book your appointment at the University of Canterbury on May 9th.
  • Spread the Word: Share this message with your colleagues and friends to encourage their participation.

👍 Not Sure if You’re Eligible? Take the basic eligibility quiz here to find out!

📌 Important Details:

  • Date: Thursday, May 9th
  • Location: Undercroft 101, University of Canterbury
  • Time: Book your appointment slot via the provided link (10am-3pm)

Looking forward to seeing you there!