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 activities and workshops.
Because of the ongoing pandemic, the majority of our activities will be online for the foreseeable future. Online sessions will require registration. Details are available in the timetable below.
Registration for activities closes 24 hours before the session starts. For activities held on a Monday, registration closes on the Friday before the session.
Wellbeing activities timetable
|Week||Dates||Activity||Where and when||Student sign-up link|
|1||Thur 21 Jan||Time Out Tea||3-4pm Collaborate||Time Out Tea | 21 Jan 3-4pm|
|2||Thur 21 Jan||Coping with Presentation Nerves||4-5pm MS Teams||Coping with Presentation Nerves | 21 Jan 4-5pm|
|3||Tues 26 Jan||Planning for Success||11:00-12:00 Collaborate||Planning for Success | 26 Jan 11-12pm|
|Thur 28 Jan||Mindfulness||4-5pm MS Teams||Mindfulness|
|4||Mon 1 Feb||Managing Anxiety||4-5pm MS Teams||Managing Anxiety | 1 Feb 4-5pm|
|Thur 4 Feb||Mindfulness||4-5pm MS Teams||Mindfulness|
|Thur 4 Feb||Time to Talk||3-4pm Collaborate||Time to Talk | 4 Feb 3-4pm|
|Wed 10 Feb||How to Manage Your Dissertation||12-1pm MS Teams||How to Manage Your Dissertation | 10 Feb 12-1pm|
|5||Thur 11 Feb||Mindfulness||4-5pm MS Teams||Mindfulness|
|6||Tues 16 Feb||Perfectionism & Resilience||12-1.30pm MS Teams||Perfectionism & Resilience | 16 Feb 12-1:30pm|
Mon 22 Feb
Managing Your Mental Health
|Tues 23 Feb||Time Out Tea||4-5pm Collaborate||Time Out Tea | 23 Feb 4-5pm|
|8||Friday 5 March||Wellbeing Art||12-1pm MS Teams||Wellbeing Art | 5 Mar 12-1pm|
|9||Tues 9 March||Dissertation: Done is Better than Perfect||12-1.30pm MS Teams||Dissertation: Done is Better than Perfect | 9 Mar 12-1.30pm|
|10||Thur 18 March||Take a breather – mindfulness and relaxation hour||4-5pm MS Teams||Take a breather – mindfulness and relaxation hour | 18 Mar 4-5pm|
|11||Wed 24 March||Take a breather – mindfulness and relaxation hour||4-5pm MS Teams||Take a breather – mindfulness and relaxation hour | 24 Mar 4-5pm|
|12||Tues 30 March||Time Out Tea||4-5pm Collaborate||Time Out Tea | 30 Mar 4-5pm|
|Mon 29 March to Fri 21 May||Managing Exam Stress and Wellbeing Drop In Service||2-3pm||Link TBC|
Self care and your studies
Perfectionism and resilience
Coping with presentation nerves
How to manage exam stress
Planning for success
How to get started with your dissertation
Run by student success advisors, this workshop will help you make a successful start on your dissertation. As recent HWU graduates, 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.
This is an informal opportunity to meet other students online and enjoy some afternoon tea from the comfort of your own home.
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 email@example.com
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.