Our wellbeing activities give you the opportunity to take a small break from busy university life to focus on your own physical and mental wellbeing. Whether you want to meet other students, or find techniques to overcome any stress or anxiety – we offer a wide range of activties and workshops.

Wellbeing activities timetable

Semester One Activities 2019/20
Week Date Activity When Where
Welcome Week Tuesday 10 Sept 2019 Time Out Tea 5-6pm Student Wellbeing Centre
  Friday 13 Sept 2019 Voice Vibe 11am-12pm Gardener's Cottage
1 Tuesday 17 Sept 2019 Time Out Tea*


Student Wellbeing Centre
  Wednesday 18 Sept 2019 Explore Oriam


Meet at James Watt, main reception
2 Thursday 26 Sept 2019 Time Out Tea* 5-6pm Student Wellbeing Centre
3 Thursday 3 Oct 2019 Mindfulness 4-5pm Student Wellbeing Centre
4 Wednesday 9 Oct 2019 Wellbeing Art 12-2pm Drop in at Student Wellbeing Centre
  Thursday 10 Ocr 2019 Mindfulness 4-5pm Student Wellbeing Centre
5 Tuesday 15 Oct 2019 Self-Care and Your Studies 2.15-3.15pm Student Wellbeing Centre
  Wednesday 16 Oct 2019 How to Get Started With Your Dissertation 11.15-12.15pm Student Wellbeing Centre
  Thursday 17 Oct 2019 Mindfulness 4-5pm Student Wellbeing Centre
6 Thursday 24 Oct 2019 Sleep Workshop 1.30-2.30pm Student Wellbeing Centre
  Thursday 24 Oct 2019 Mindfulness 4-5pm Student Wellbeing Centre
7 Monday 28 Oct 2019 Coping With Presentation Nerves 3.15-4.15pm Student Wellbeing Centre
  Wednesday 30 Oct 2019 Explore Oriam 2-3.30pm Meet at James Watt statue, Main Reception
8 Monday 4 Nov 2019 Done is Better than Perfect: Procrastination & Self Esteem 3.30-5pm Student Wellbeing Centre
9 Tuesday 12 Nov 2019 Voice Vibe 3.15-4.15pm The Music Cottage – sign up by emailing studentwellbeing@hw.ac.uk
10 Wednesday 20 Nov 2019 How to Manage Exam Stress 12.15-1.15pm Student Wellbeing Centre
11 Tuesday 26 Nov 2019 Time Out Tea 5-6pm Student Wellbeing Centre
12 Monday 2 – Friday 20 Dec 2019 Managing Exam Stress: drop-in service 2-3pm Weekdays, Student Wellbeing Centre

*Followed by optional social event at the Student Union

Our wellbeing activities

How to Get Started With Your Dissertation

Run by the Student Success Advisors, this workshop will help you make a successful start on your dissertation. As recent HWU graduates, the student success advisors have experience of completing a dissertation or project from different subject areas, so can provide you with some tips on taking those first steps. This power hour will address planning and structuring, how to approach primary research, creating personal deadlines, managing stress, and staying motivated.

Time Out Tea

This is an informal opportunity to meet other students and enjoy some afternoon tea.

Explore Oriam

Come along, explore and have a look around Oriam with the Wellbeing Centre and the Sports Union.  See what activities are available, walk the mile of Oriam and have some refreshments, if you are feeling active you can even have a go at some of the activities the Sports Union has to offer.

Coping With Presentation Nerves

Strategies to help make presenting less of an ordeal. It is common for people to get nervous at the thought of giving a presentation. Standing up and speaking in front of a group can cause anxiety and mind blanks. This session will equip you with some strategies to manage nerves and help you overcome the fears associated with speaking in public.

Sleep Workshop

Sleep is essential for our physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing, but it often ends up coming low in our list of priorities. This workshop will look at why sleep matters and at what can stop us sleeping well, and will offer some sleep hygiene advice for sleeping better.

Voice Vibe

Join us for this fun and interactive workshop where we will use rhythm and voice to create some great sounds. No prior experience or musical ability required. Opportunity to find out further information about music opportunities at HWU.


Do you find that you often feel stressed, anxious or on edge? Do you tend to find yourself preoccupied, thinking about the future or going over past events in your mind? Would you like to try a difference approach to managing worry, stress or runaway thoughts? Then you might find the mindfulness group helpful. This is a small, friendly group which aims to help you manage and overcome some of these issues by looking at how to be more mindful in our lives. If you would like more information please email studentwellbeing@hw.ac.uk

Wellbeing Art

Did you know that picking up a pencil to sketch or doodle can relieve the symptoms of stress and anxiety? Wellbeing arts is becoming a popular way to try and help reduce any stress or anxious thoughts. Join the wellbeing team for the opportunity to take an hour to relax and draw. This is not an art exam and everyone of all abilities is welcome to come along.

Done is Better Than Perfect: Perfectionism and Resiliance

Do you ever struggle with low self-esteem, feel pressure to do everything perfectly or find it hard to bounce back after failure? The Done Is Better Than Perfect workshop is aimed at helping you cope a little better. During this hour we will look more closely at perfectionism and how this can be expressed in an academic environment, while also exploring the idea of resilience. There will be space for sharing your own experiences, however you are not required or expected to say anything and are very welcome to come in and just listen.