By Jamie-Lee Bracken
Students from Massey’s Manawatu campus are encouraged to stop, take a break, and de-stress this week.
The Massey University Students’ Association (MUSA) is hosting its annual De-stress Week, which kicked off last Tuesday ahead of the upcoming exam period.
Events which have already taken place include a morning tea, music and the popular “doggie de-stress” day event which included a visit from the SPCA.
Students can still look forward to a kapahaka performance, big breakfast and a garden and chill session which are set to take place later this week.
As part of the event, students can also utilise the campus gym and fitness classes for free all week, courtesy of the Massey Sport and Recreation centre.
MUSA Student Welfare Officer, Benjamin Schmidt says the association hosts a stress free study week each semester to help students relax.
He says the aim of De-stress Week is to create a cheaper, more enjoyable and active campus with support provided through advocacy services.
He says it’s also a great opportunity to raise awareness of the many support services available on campus.
Schmidt says activities are chosen based on their past success however through working with campus clubs more active events like archery and floorball were able to be included alongside kapahaka and gardening.
He says the week has been a success and encourages all students to take part in events planned for the rest of the week.
- Thursday, June 8
KAPAHAKA 12pm to 1pm
- Friday, June 9
BIG BREAKFAST 9am to 11am
GARDEN and CHILL Midday to 1pm
Community Garden (Behind Academic Dress Hire)