UQ’s Repair Café aims to fix items that would otherwise go to landfill, and teach UQ students and staff skills to repair their own clothes and broken items, all while enjoying a cuppa and chat.

Our Clothing Repair Cafe Event is for clothing repairs only. Bring along a worn, torn, stained, moth eaten or damaged item of clothing and we will do our best to mend it for free.

Or if you have nothing to repair, you're are welcome to help others mend, learn some new skills, or just enjoy a cuppa.

 

When: 10am-12pm Thursday 3rd June 2021

Where: The grassy knoll at Campbell Place 

Repairs undertaken: This repair event will be for sewing repairs of clothing items only.

Please register your repair here.

 

Registration essential: Due to safety reasons and in line with current guidelines, registration is essential for this event.

Please note: All events and spaces are operating in line with current guidelines. We ask that you please practice social distancing at all times and if you have travelled in the last 14 days, been in contact with someone with COVID-19, or if you are feeling unwell or experiencing COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms, please stay at home. Where relevant, you will be required to provide your contact details for contact tracing purposes.

About Having a Sustainable SWOTVAC

Maintaining your physical and mental health during busy and stressful periods of life is really important. This SWOTVAC, UQ Sustainability has worked alongside UQ Life, UQ Wellness, and Bicycle Queensland to bring you a range of events targeted towards promoting a sustainable study and exam period. With World Environment Day around the corner (June 5th), this SWOTVAC program features the emerging themes of…

  • Sustainability and environmental consciousness
  • Ecosystem Restoration
  • Stress management techniques
  • Mindfulness

We believe that whilst caring for the planet, we simultaneously nurture ourselves, supporting the synergetic relationship between the overall health of people and the environment.

Take a short break from your studies, stretch your legs, and join us online and in-person for a range of events! From a gentle walk around campus to learn about the different facilities, initiatives, sites, and other cool things dedicated to sustainability at UQ, to a mindfulness session, to a Bicycle Maintenance Workshop, to a Webinar, to online resources, we have you covered! Check out our schedule below!

View the full SWOTVAC program here.

Wellness Resources

On top of the exciting events throughout the week, we have also put together a range of resources that may be useful.

UQ Student Services have a range of self-help resources where you can learn strategies to help improve your mental health, personal relationships and physical health. Included in the many resources, is a page dedicated specifically to exam-anxiety.

There are a range of Aps that you can download that assist with managing stress and anxiety, such as ReachOut Breathe, Smiling Mind, and Headspace. Recharge - Move Well, Sleep Well, Be Well is a personalised six-week program that helps improve your general health and wellbeing by focusing on four key areas:

  1. A regular wake and sleep time each day, achieved gradually over six weeks;
  2. An alarm clock that triggers fun activities designed to get you up and out of bed;
  3. Increasing your exposure to daylight early in the day, to help reset your body clock; and
  4. Encouraging you to increase physical activity, especially within two hours of waking up.

Our Green Ambassador Program Community also shared their ideas as to how we can show ourselves, and the planet, some love naturally. Read their DIY: Beautiful sustainable self-care’ article to learn more.

For more information and resources, visit UQ Student Services’ website.

Venue

Campbell Place, St Lucia Campus
Room: 
Grassy Knoll