Feel safe

Strategies for creating safety where you live, as well as reducing worries about the important stuff of everyday life that impacts on your studies.

The University supports a safe and inclusive environment for all our staff and students. If you are feeling unsafe, it is really important that you tell a trusted friend or whānau member. You can also contact the Student Interest and Conflict Resolution team for a confidential conversation and advice. If people are in immediate danger and they cannot call 111, they should leave their bubble to get out of harm's way. Get to a safe distance and then ask a neighbour over a fence, or a passer-by, to call 111 for you. Your safety comes first.

Quick Reads

Access Student Services.

Read about staying safe online from Netsafe.

Prevent trouble in your bubble with transferable skills for any flatting, living at home or halls living situations from Le Va.

Read about staying safe at uni. The Student Interest team is a central point for students to receive advice and support about responding to threatening, inappropriate and concerning behaviour.

You can have a conversation or receive advice from the Student Interest and Conflict Resolution team about any of the following:

  • threatening or aggressive behaviour
  • domestic and family violence
  • bullying or harassment
  • sexually harmful behaviour
  • unwanted attention
  • racism, xenophobia, homophobia, discriminatory, inequitable, or hateful behaviours
  • concerns for your safety or the safety of someone else
  • worries about someone’s wellbeing or welfare
  • conflict and complaints.

Read about Rainbow and inclusion at uni.

Apps

Try out Blackbullion, an online tool to help you manage your finances.

Try out Headspace mindfulness app free version that includes mindfulness exercises, meditations, sleep sounds and fun animations to help you practice meditation skills.

Try out Smiling Mind, an app that offers meditation and mindfulness exercises on wellbeing topics including attention, relationships and performance.

Videos

Watch the classic cup of tea video demonstrating consent. Read about contraception options.

Watch a video about how to have a chat with someone you are worried about.

Podcasts

Listen to a meditation called Don’t Take on Others’ Stress from 10% Happier.

Worksheet

Take the Quiz—Is your drinking ok?

Find out if your gambling is sweet or becoming a problem.

Check out your drug habits with this anonymous test.

Try out the positive relationship quiz.