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Feeling Overwhelmed?

As deadlines for assignments and exams approach, it’s natural to feel stressed and overwhelmed. However, taking a break to prioritise your wellbeing is crucial for your success. By doing so, you’ll increase your chances of acing those assessments! 

To prepare for exams effectively, it’s essential to take regular breaks and schedule rewards and downtime during your study day. Taking a walk outside or talking to a friend for 10 minutes every hour can refresh your mind and leave you feeling relaxed for your next study session.  

Additionally, managing your stress and nerves by keeping things in perspective is key. Remember that your exam success does not define you as a person. Preparing in an organised manner and avoiding procrastination can decrease nerves and increase confidence levels when stepping into an exam. Adopting good habits such as consuming brain food and staying hydrated will also improve your performance and engagement levels. 

There are plenty of ways to take care of yourself, whether it’s by exercising, connecting with friends and family, or simply taking deep breaths. 

Visit the Wellbeing Hub for a range of info on anxiety, stress, study skills and fear of failure. 

Need to talk? Contact the team at Atawhai Ākonga | Student Care. 

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, 19 May!

We’re asking the UC community to help us turn the campus pink by participating in a range of events beginning Monday, 15 May to Friday, 19 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 @UCNZ on Instagram or emailing your photos to wellbeingandme@canterbury.ac.nz.

Events include:

  • Pink food giveaways.
  • Te Rua Makerspace – T-shirt design workshop.
  • The positivity wall in Puaka-James Hight (Central Library).
  • Our Pink Shirt Day photo booth.
  • The Rec Centre has Pink themed for all group fitness classes all Pink Shirt Day. The classes will be FREE for all UC Staff and Students to attend and encouraged to wear pink in support:
    • 7.00am FIT50
    • 12.05pm Spin
    • 1.05pm Yoga
    • 4.40pm HIIT30
    • 5.20pm Pump

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.