Category Archives: Health and Wellbeing

Whakahaere whakamātautau I Managing exams

Exam season can be stressful. Therefore, it is important to be aware of and practice ways in which you can help manage exam stress and anxiety. It is normal to be stressed during exam season and everyone will experience stress differently. For some students revising comes naturally, but for others exam stress results in sweaty palms and a racing heartbeat.

We asked you what your top tips were for exams, and we have popped some of your responses above.

You can check out our website for tips.

For more tips follow us on our UC Wellbeing Instagram

Recognising Pink Shirt Day

Pink Shirt Day! All students and staff are encouraged to wear pink and join the global movement that celebrates diversity, promotes positive relationships and takes a stand against bullying. 

Here in Aotearoa New Zealand the Pink Shirt Day campaign is run by the Mental Health Foundation. Celebrated annually, the campaign is all about creating schools, workplaces and communities where all people feel safe, valued and respected.   

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 studentwellbeing@canterbury.ac.nz. 

Events include: 

  • May 13-17 Positivity Wall, Puaka-James Hight Central Library & The Living Room 
  • May 13-17 Wear Pink to the Rec Centre to go into the draw T&C’s apply 
  • May 14               T-shirt Making Workshop, Te Rua Makerspace, PJH 10am-12pm 
  • 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 

For more information on what is available click here. 

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WHAT’S HAPPENING – PINK SHIRT DAY

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 studentwellbeing@canterbury.ac.nz.

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.

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