Category Archives: Wellbeing

Nervous about exam results? Hear from the Crusaders and Matatū about tackling failure

Exam results come out December 1st. Nervous that you might not have nailed all your exams? 

Hear from Matatū and the Crusaders about the steps they follow when things don’t go as planned. 

UC has services on offer to support your study and wellbeing – visit and search ‘Wellbeing hub’. 

Tackling Failure

The possibility of failing is a part of life we can’t control, but we can work on our attitude towards failure, and the practical steps we can take when it happens. We’ve put together three pieces of advice to help you move forward.

Read some practical tips for the below advice here.

Step one: Deal with the feels 😌

  • be kind to yourself
  • give yourself some time out
  • focus on self-comfort
  • get some exercise or hang out with friends

Step two: Evaluate the situation 🕵️‍♂️

  • do some detective work to find out what went wrong
  • determine what you had control over
  • talk to a classmate
  • talk to course staff

Step three: Make a plan of action 📝

  • think about positive next steps to help improve
  • eg, ask questions in classes and tutorials
  • talk with support staff for their advice
  • reframe how you think about failing

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

For other tips you can check out the UC Wellbeing Instagram or the Wellbeing Hub.

Thank you for taking part in Biketober!

Thanks to the incredible students who dusted off their bikes and got involved in Biketober this year! 

Check out the photos from UC’s Bike Breakfast event below and see the action from other events around the city @biketoberchch. 

Beyond the month of October, cycling is a great way to travel around our city – it lowers emissions, it’s convenient, affordable, good for mental and physical health, and… it’s fun!  

See how UC supports cyclists by checking out the website here and learn what is planned for the future in the UC Cycle Plan 2022-2030. If you’re keen to explore the network of cycleways in our city (over 60km!), check out the latest Ōtautahi Christchurch Bike Map here. 

Share your feedback  

What was your favourite Biketober event?  

Do you have a suggestion for an activity you’d like to see happen on campus next year?  

Let us know in the comments below! 

Special thanks to GeogSoc, UC Human Power and our amazing Eco Volunteers for their help on the day. Photo credit to Corey Blackburn and Dominic Blissett.