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Health story Amble students

Explore, learn, and connect everyday.

Connect for your wellbeing

UC has over 180 student clubs and societies — all ready to help you meet new people, get academic support, play a sport, discover a new hobby, or explore new pursuits. Look out for HealthSoc and other student events held on campus during the year.

Stay active, stay well

Get involved with UC Rec & Sport to make friends, stay active, and stay well. They offer a range of activities from fun social sports to team competitions. Use the gym, do yoga or pilates, and even design your own fitness programme.

Our academic programmes are also integrated with student sport. For example, Sports Science students intern with UC Club teams. You’ll see fellow students making health and sport a part of their daily lives.

The All Right? Amble

To ensure the connection between theory and practice, BHSc students are given the opportunity to organise the ‘All Right? Amble’ in the Ōtautahi Botanic Gardens, at local schools and on campus. Students design and implement activity stations, dedicated to the ‘five ways to wellbeing’ — take notice, be active, connect, keep learning, and give. These practical opportunities allow students to connect with the public, and actively promote healthy living.

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Meg Nelis

Bachelor of Health Sciences
Student Advisor - Wellbeing, Ara

"I’ve really loved working with the student Equity and Wellbeing group. We meet twice a term to discuss issues. I’ve also loved being a part of HealthSoc, taking on the role of Vice President. It’s a wonderful group that provides an extra level of belonging and support for Health students.

Everything is extremely student-centred at UC. They really want you to thrive. They don’t just want you to study and leave, they want you to make the most of the whole uni experience."