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Stay Cosy and Win a Winter Wellness Pack!

Are you ready to beat the winter chill and pamper yourself with some fantastic winter essentials? We are excited to announce our Winter Wellness Pack giveaway, where you have a chance to win an amazing collection of cosy and useful items. Whether you’re a student looking for support or simply want to indulge in some winter comforts, this giveaway is for you!

The Winter Wellness Pack includes:

  • Oodie: Wrap yourself in the warm embrace of an Oodie, the ultra-soft and fluffy wearable blanket that guarantees to keep you snug during those cold winter nights.
  • Swanndri socks: Designed to provide superior warmth and comfort, these socks will keep your feet toasty and happy all season long.
  • Yeti Flask: Sip on your favourite hot beverage wherever you go with the Yeti Flask, known for its exceptional insulation that preserves the temperature of your drink.
  • Compact Dehumidifier: Combat the dampness and ensure a comfortable living space with this compact dehumidifier, perfect for those winter months.
  • Throw: Curl up with a cosy throw while watching your favourite movies or reading a book – the ultimate companion for relaxation.

How to Enter:

  • Attend the 2023 Winter Wellness Expo: Join us on Thursday, 27 July, at Haere-roa between 10 am and 2pm for the Winter Wellness Expo. Look for the Student Care/Wellbeing stall and fill out a heartfelt message card. Your encouraging words will contribute to supporting fellow students on their wellness journey.
  • Follow us on Instagram: Additional entry will be for those that follow the UC Wellbeing Instagram account. @ucwellbeing

Winner Announcement:

The lucky winner of the Winter Wellness Pack will be drawn on 31 August 2023 at 9am. Stay tuned for the announcement on our Instagram page!

25 Runners Up:

But that’s not all! We have something special for 25 runners up as well. Some lucky participants will receive either a moisture absorber to keep your living space fresh and dry, or a comforting wheat bag to soothe away any winter aches.

Don’t miss out on this fabulous opportunity to win a Winter Wellness Pack and spread the warmth and support among fellow students. We can’t wait to see you at the Winter Wellness Expo!

For more details and the terms and conditions, check out our Instagram @ucwellbeing.

Student Wellbeing

Preparing for exams – time management

Feeling overwhelmed? 

Strengthening time management skills can help ease the stress.   

Here’s some tips to help you get started.

  • Identify your priorities – consider what’s urgent and what’s important, and what the potential consequences are if you don’t get something done. This will help you prioritise tasks.
  • Stay organised – you can create a visual representation of your assessments and exam dates by using a wall planner or a diary. Create a timeline that starts from the due date and works backward to outline what needs to be done and when. Setting realistic tasks and deadlines can help you stay motivated and on track.  
  • Allow time for breaks –taking breaks between specific tasks can help you refocus and improve your concentration. Disconnecting from distractions like cellphones and TVs, taking a walk outside, or making coffee can help refresh your brain. 

Managing your time effectively to decrease your stress levels and increase your confidence will help ensure you are in the right frame of mind when it comes to exam time.  Want to know more?

Wishing you all the best, 

UC Wellbeing 

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.