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Hākinakina Ngahau | Social Sport – for fun and fitness

Hands up if you hate running or ‘doing cardio’?
Hands up if you love throwing a ball or racquet around?
Hands up if you know you should be moving a little more?

Here’s an idea…why not get together for a social game of sport?    Here’s a few ways you can play sport at uni, without having to commit to training and game days.

As a UC student, you have access to the UC RecCentre, and it’s part of your Student Services Levy. So, you don’t have to pay anything further, just sign up online AND then download the app.

1. Just play! 

If the courts aren’t in use (for group fitness, social sport or a lecture), you can just borrow some equipment from our reception and get going.  It’s free before 3pm, and the equipment hire is always free. Try basketball, badminton or squash for starters, and if you can find enough friends, volleyball or futsal could be a goer too.

2. Social Sport Leagues

If you’ve got enough for a team, and can play for 30mins once a week, for five weeks, maybe the social sport leagues will suit you best.  We offer Futsal, Basketball, Netball and Volleyball, and a student team can enter for the grand total of $130 (that’s for the whole term, a one-off fee).

If you don’t have a team, you can register as an individual with us, and we’ll try and find you a team, or if there is enough of you, make a new team with all the singletons.

3.  Drop-in sessions 

These have taken a little hit in attendance of late, but we’d love to see more people back with us! Every day (except Wednesday) between 12pm and 1pm, we have blocked out the sportshall for sport, so you can rock up and play with others. Monday is Futsal, and every other day is Volleyball. Free for members and UC students, and your friends who aren’t members can pay $2 to come with for the hour.

Stay well!
Te Ratonga Hākinakina |HealthUC  Rec & Sport 

How the Education Code of Practice can support you

The Code (formally known as The Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021) sets out the responsibilities of tertiary education providers, like UC, in promoting and supporting your education, wellbeing and development. 

The Code outlines the general pastoral care of students, and has specific support for students living in student accommodation. 

UC should be helping you to feel safe (physically and mentally), supported, connected and able to have your say. If you feel your needs aren’t being met, you should firstly talk to one of the support services at UC. If you want to take your complaint further, you can contact NZQA

Need help with something? Visit Te Pātaka

New to UC? Got a question and not sure who to ask? Visit Te Pātaka, UC’s student services hub! 

You can find it on Levels 2 and 3 (the mezzanine floor) in Puaka James Hight Central Library. 

Just like pātaka (storehouses for food, goods, and other valuable resources), Te Pātaka is a one-stop-shop of resources for tauira (students) that will be visible from the moment you enter the library.
Te Pātaka offers an abundance of resources, support and information that will ensure you succeed and excel throughout your academic journey at UC. 

Te Pātaka is the first place you should visit if you’ve got a question or need help with something while you’re studying here. 

When you pop into Te Pātaka, you’ll find: 

  • A help desk/reception area
  • Kaitoko (Student Advisors for first-year and new-to-UC students)
  • Te Waka Pākākano advisors
  • Enrolment and Admissions support
  • Financial services and Scholarships support
  • International support
  • IT Help Desk
  • LEARN assistance
  • Accommodation help
  • the Library help desk will provide support with all your library needs as well.

Drop in anytime between 8.30am and 5pm on weekdays.
Hei akuanei, see ya soon!

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