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Student and Staff Social Event

Join us for a UC Community social event on 19 September 2023, where you can unleash your knowledge, have lunch, and get active! Everyone is welcome, and there will be kai to share with your colleagues. This event is free and open to all skill levels.

There’s a chance for you to flex brain muscles on Mental Health Awareness in a Kahoot quiz with prizes for each individual who gets 1st, 2nd, or3rd place🏆. Make sure you bring your cell phone to play.

Following this we will get stuck into some social volleyball. Don’t have a team for volleyball? No problem! They will be forming teams of 5-6 on the day, so just register your interest to give an idea of the numbers (this form only needs to be completed for the volleyball)

This event is for everyone!  You can do just the quiz or just the volleyball or both! The quiz starts just after 12 noon in the Ti Kouka Room at Haere-roa and the BBQ with sausages and veggie patties around 12.30pm. Volleyball kicks off at 1pm on the grassed area outside by the amphitheatre.

For more information on what is available find out here 

Get your meningococcal vaccinations at the UC Health Centre

Meningococcal disease is an infection caused by bacteria, which can lead to two serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses –  meningitis (an infection of the brain membranes) and septicaemia (blood poisoning). It can develop in just a few hours.

The infection is spread in a similar way to the common cold – by coughing, sneezing, kissing or from contact with saliva – including through sharing cups, glasses and drink bottles. Young adults living closely with others are at high risk.

Protect yourself and others by getting vaccinated. 

There are two vaccines available and Te Whare Hauora
 Health Centre strongly recommends students have both vaccines for optimal protection.

  • Menactra or Nimenrix, protects against strains A, C, W and Y meningococcal disease (one dose) and is free for all domestic students up to 25 years who live in halls of residence
  • Bexsero protects against strain B meningococcal disease (two doses required).

Contact your GP for more information or Te Whare Hauora | Health Centre. More information about vaccinations here and meningococcal disease is available here.

Connect with what’s happening on campus for Mental Health Awareness Month

Welcome to Week 2 of Mental Health Awareness Month at UC (11 – 15 September). Our theme for this week from the Five Ways of Wellbeing is Me Whakawhanaunga | Connect.

Connect refers to making social connections or whakawhanaungatanga. Feeling connected, loved, and a sense of belonging with others has a profound impact on our wellbeing and overall health. It provides us with a sense of purpose, safety, support, and meaning in our lives.

This week, we encourage you to reach out and foster meaningful relationships. By prioritizing connection and showing compassion towards one another, we create a nurturing environment that enhances wellbeing and enriches the lives of all of us.

Let’s value each person and their unique contributions, as we journey together towards a healthier, happier, and more connected community. 

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