Category Archives: Our Community

Space audit inside classrooms

A space audit will be taking place on weekdays between Monday 11 March until Friday 22 March between 9.00am – 5.30pm.

This means surveyors wearing hi-vis vests with ‘Facilities Management’ on the back will be entering UC’s working, learning and common spaces to perform a head count – this includes your classrooms.

They will not be taking any photos nor requiring students’ names, this is simply a counting exercise. The team will try to minimise disruption as much as possible.

If you have any queries please contact

Group exercise classes big and small – we’ve got something for everyone!

Are you ready to try something new and fun?  The UC RecCentre offers 17 different exercise classes, so we really do have something to suit everyone, whether you like the gym or like to dance! Head to our group fitness pages to read up (or watch a video) on each class style.  Better yet, be brave and book into class using the app and see how it goes!   All of these classes are FREE with your study levy funded membership.  Sign up for yours now! 

View of back of the instructor teaching a pump class at the UC RecCentre

Circuit/Interval Style Group Classes

Circuits and intervals require no rhythm or musical ability, just the willingness to put your best effort in. Our instructors will provide options for each exercise, to ensure you can safely do the class AND get your intensity up to the level you want it to be at.   These classes will give you both a muscle and cardio workout in one.

Traditional Muscle conditioning Classes

Don’t want to get too puffed on your first outing?  Fair enough.  These classes focus on the muscle work, so whilst you’ll get a healthy rise in heart rate, it’s more the muscle burn you’ll feel.  With no prior experience or co-ordination needed, these are great ways to get started!

Cardio Workouts

Ready to get your heart rate up and build your cardiovascular fitness?  Whether you like to dance or just work hard, we’ve got you covered!


Our mindbody classes will not only help you unwind and de-stress, you’ll also get some great strength, mobility and flexibility from these exercise styles

So what’s holding you back!   Let us do the thinking for you, just book in, turn up and move your way to healthier your this year!

Ngā mihi
Te Ratonga Hākinakina | UC Rec&Sport



Get it sorted ♻

From 1 February 2024, new national standards to kerbside bin collections are in place, which means a consistent approach to how we sort recycling, organics and rubbish across Aotearoa New Zealand.

The new national standards have bought about some changes to what is accepted in what bin on UC campus.

Some of the key changes include:

  • Pizza boxes now go into recycling (not organics)
  • Tea bags now go into landfill (not organics)
  • Soiled paper and dirty napkins now go into landfill
  • All types of takeaway packaging (whether marked ‘compostable’ or not) must go into landfill. This includes coffee cups.

All staff and students can make a difference by sorting their waste correctly to minimise the contamination of our waste streams.

For example, it is extremely important that all food, food scraps and organic material are placed in the green organics bin, and not in the red landfill bins.

Want to reduce your waste to landfill? Same! Keep an eye out on here and on our social media for some inspiration for how you can get creative, save some money, and have fun while reducing your waste footprint at the same time.

Learn more about waste management and minimisation at UC here.