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Maintaining good physical health can help your body and mind cope with the demands of university life. Good nutrition and an active lifestyle boosts your immune system, makes you feel good and can help your mental health, including reducing stress and improving your mood and sleep.


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Eating well

Studying and eating healthily can be hard on your finances. The Saving and budgeting tips provides useful links to resources and websites that can assist you to shop wisely.

The second edition of the Stay Healthy on a Budget Cookbook is now available. Download Stay Healthy on a Budget (PDF 870KB) for tips on how to shop, cook and stay healthy on a budget. The book was compiled by Nutrition and Dietetic students from recipes contributed by staff and students.

Smoke-free USC

For the health and wellbeing of students, staff and visitors, USC will become a smoke-free University on 1 January 2018.

Staying active

Regular exercise keeps you healthy, reduces stress and can improve energy, confidence, concentration and motivation. Many studies show that students who take part in regular exercise do perform better academically than those who are not physically active.

Here are a few ideas to help you incorporate exercise into your daily routine:

  • Join the gymnasium or a fitness class through USC Sport.
  • Try cycling or walking to university.
  • Catch up with a friend for a walk instead of a coffee.
  • Join in with social and competitive sport on campus.
  • Find time for fun, healthy hobbies like surfing, dancing, frisbee, or even lawn bowls!
  • Look out for on-campus activities and events.

Sexual health

Sexual health involves caring for yourself and your partner in sexual relationships. It is about safety, pleasure and respect.

Staying safe

USC is committed to the safety of all students, staff and visitors. Security Officers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Student health articles

Health Promotion students (PUB352) from the Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering in partnership with Student Wellbeing produced a number of student health articles.

These articles were researched and developed by students for students, and present an example of how current academic research can demonstrate immediate relevance and be of benefit to others.

  1. Alcohol
  2. Flu
  3. HPV
  4. Sexual health

Sun safety

Having fun in the sun is good for your physical, mental and social health and wellbeing. However, sometimes too much of a good thing can be bad for you. Remember to stay sun safe to protect yourself from the harmful effects of too much sun exposure.

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