Well Being Week: 4th - 10th May

Get fizzed up because next week is WELLBEING WEEK (4th-10th May)! We’ve got a heap of fun activities and deals planned which I’ll be posting about over the next few days. Here’s a preview into some of the amazing local businesses who will be getting involved with prizes, discounts and activities. Prepare to be feeling GREAT in time for wine & cheese next Friday (cheeky reminder to buy your ticket – it’s going to be mint!)

Vampire Cup: 6th April - 31st May

Sink your teeth into this year’s Vampire Cup!

Vampire Cup is an annual blood donation competition between New Zealand’s Regional Medical Schools (Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin) and Australian Medical Schools.

This year the competition will run from the 6th of April – 31st May.

During this time, head to your local blood donation centre and donate! Book online at or by calling 0800 448 325

***Remember to mention during registration that you are donating as a Team Red Group under the name ‘Student Medical Association Auckland/Wellington/Christchurch/Otago’ so your donation counts***

The RMSA with the highest percentage of donations will take it out! So rally your troops and encourage your friends, family and faculty staff to donate too, and count towards your RMSA tally.

We will also be running a number of competitions throughout the challenge, so keep an eye for that to be in to win some A+ prizes.


For more information about donating blood, visit

Beer and Crackers: 10th May

Beer and Crackers for 2019! This event will also be a fundraiser for the Christchurch Victims Organising Committee who are doing amazing work supporting the Muslim community.
Very excited to see you all pop on some formal attire, eat some Shnacks (cheese, crackers, dips of all types etc) and sink a few pints! 
We will try get everyone on the page but if your friends are not here for any reason please let us know!!! Beer and Crackers will be held at Welles St this year! 

Raffle Prize

Go buy a RAFFLE PRIZE before its too late!!! Tickets close Friday and the raffle prize will be drawn at Beer and Crackers!

Thanks to our lovely Sponsors for donating to the Raffle Prize!

Nandos $50 voucher

Cafe Sismo $10 Voucher

Dux Central $100 Voucher

Nadia Lim Cook Book

Pia Boutique Voucher

MAS Debate: 30th May

It’s that time of year again – the annual staff vs students MAS debate is coming soon!! If you’re one of those people who’d love to MAS debate on stage (come on, I know you‘ve thought about it), PM me so I can get you on the team! We need one 4th year, one 5th year and one TI to put their reputations on the line.

The moot is “that homeopathy should be introduced as a medical specialty at Christchurch hospital”, staff team TBC. It will be on the 30th of May, 7.30pm, drinks and nibbles beforehand. It will be a very entertaining evening so put it in your diaries, and get hyped for MAS debate!!