Wellbeing activities

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 Two Activities 2019/20
Week Date Activity When Where
1 Tuesday 14 Jan 2020 Time Out Tea

5-6pm

Student Wellbeing Centre
  Wednesday 15 Jan 2020 Explore Oriam

2-3pm

Meet at James Watt Statue, main reception
2 Thursday 23 Jan 2020 Coping With Presentation Nerves 4-5pm Student Wellbeing Centre
3 Tuesday 28 Jan 2020 Planning for Success 10.15-11.15am Student Wellbeing Centre
  Thursday 30 Jan 2020 Mindfulness 4-5pm Student Wellbeing Centre
4 Monday 3 Feb 2020 Managing Anxiety 4-5pm Student Wellbeing Centre
  Thursday 6 Feb 2020 Mindfulness 4-5pm Student Wellbeing Centre
5 Wednesday 12 Feb 2020 How to Manage Your Dissertation 12-1pm Student Wellbeing Centre
  Thursday 13 Feb 2020 Mindfulness 4-5pm Student Wellbeing Centre
6 Thursday 20 Feb 2020 Mindfulness 4-5pm Student Wellbeing Centre
  Friday 21 Feb 2020 Perfectionism & Resilience 12-1.30pm Student Wellbeing Centre
7 Tuesday 25 Feb 2020 Time Out Tea 5-6pm Student Wellbeing Centre
8 Friday 6 Mar 2020 Wellbeing Art 12-2pm Student Wellbeing Centre
9 Tuesday 10 Mar 2020 Dissertation: Done is Better Than Perfect 12-1.30pm Student Wellbeing Centre
10 Thursday 19 Mar 2020 Take a Breather - Mindfulness and Relaxation hour 4-5pm Student Wellbeing Centre
11 Thursday 26 Mar 2020 Sound Vibe 11.15-12.15pm The Music Cottage
12 Tuesday 31 Mar 2020 Time Out Tea 5-6pm Student Wellbeing Centre
  Monday 30 Mar - Friday 22 May Managing Exam Stress and Wellbeing Drop-in Service 2-3pm Weekdays, Student Wellbeing Centre

Our wellbeing activities

Planning for Success
Planning for Success is an event that will allow you to hear about the support available at the University, reflect on your university experience so far, and what steps you can take to make both semester two, and the rest of your time at the University more enjoyable.
Managing Anxiety
Do you often feel anxious or stressed, or do certain situations sometimes feel overwhelming or too much? Learn helpful techniques to manage anxiety using a cognitive behavioural approach.
Perfectionism & Resilience
This introductory workshop hopes to help you cope a little better. During the session we will focus on building self-esteem, breaking procrastination cycles and managing the perfectionism trap, offering helpful information, individual exercises (to be done at the time or taken away) and advice on tools that work. All are welcome, there is no pressure on anyone who attends to say or do anything, you can just come along and listen.
Dissertation: Done is Better Than Perfect
Are you worried that your dissertation won’t be “perfect”? Have you ever experienced low self-esteem after receiving feedback on your dissertation topic? This introductory workshop run by the Student Wellbeing Centre as part of their Semester 2 Activities hopes to help you cope a little better. During the session we will look at the thoughts and feelings that are common when working on a dissertation. We will focus on building self-esteem, breaking procrastination cycles and managing the perfectionism trap, offering helpful information, individual exercises (to be done at the time or taken away) and advice on tools that work. All are welcome, there is no pressure on anyone who attends to say or do anything, you can just come along and listen.
How to Manage Your Dissertation

Run by the Student Success Advisors, this workshop will provide you with understanding on how to effectively manage and prioritise 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 useful tips and advice. 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.

Sound 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.

Mindfulness

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.

Key information

Student Wellbeing Services