The myView summer checklist

The myView summer checklist

After months of horizontal rain and humming dehumidifiers, summer has finally begun.  A lot of summer activities will be back on the schedule this year, so now is the time to make plans and enjoy what Wellington has to offer. In this blog we share some ideas for activities and some local knowledge to get you going.

Gigs! gigs! gigs! 

Summer concerts are back, with an array of local and international acts gracing the city. Some big ones include Homegrown, Marlon Williams, and Lorde (in beautiful Days Bay). Be sure to check something out   at your local venues. If you’re keen for great live music without the price tag, head to one of the Gardens Magic. events.  

Beaches—depending on which way the wind’s blowing

Pōneke’s beaches get a lot of criticism due to their windy conditions. But even if it is blowing, that doesn’t mean you’re going to eat sand. Before choosing your beach for the day, check what the Metservice says about the wind. If it’s a northerly, head to Scorching Bay, Island Bay, or Princess Bay. If the wind’s coming from the South, you’re better off heading into town to Oriental Bay, Hataitai Beach, or Balena Bay. The cycleway around the coast links these beaches up nicely. Check out more beaches and remember to wear plenty of sun screen when you’re out and about.   

Get involved around uni   

Get involved with a club— it’s a fantastic way to make friends, enjoy new activities, and make your student experience richer and more rewarding. Find out more and how to contact clubs. In Trimester 1 next year, come along to the Clubs expo to find and connect with your club of choice. 

Walks—we have many 

It’s the best time of the year to get your 30 mins outside and you’re in a great city for walking. Instead of the same old stroll around your neighborhood, try getting up into one of the leafy areas for some native bush and a fantastic view. Some of the trails even lead to beaches for a refreshing post-walk dip. Wellington City Council has kindly curated 20 walks for you to choose from. 

Events for our international student community 

The International Student Support team have put together a range of great events and activities to keep you busy over summer. Find out more by heading over to this page.  

Stay on top of life admin with university provided resources.  

The University is still here to help even if you’re not on campus all the time. Manawa Ora’s online wellbeing resources can help with wellbeing issues that might crop up, and Mauri Ora is offering services and support if you need them, even if it’s at a time when they’re closed.   

Take advantage of free help from VUWSA 

VUWSA has plenty of support to offer students during all trimesters and the advocacy service is one that all students should know about, regardless of where we are in the academic year. Another great initiative that they run is the Community Pantry.   

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