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.
2020/21 - Semester One
In light of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, the majority of our activities for semester 1 in the 2020/21 academic year will be online. 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
|2||Thursday 24 Sept 2020||Planning for Success||11.00am-12.00pm||Online - registration open|
|3||Thursday 1 Oct 2020||Mindfulness||4-5pm||Online - registration open|
|4||Wednesday 7 Oct 2020||Wellbeing Art||12-2pm||Online - registration open|
|Thursday 8 Oct 2020||Mindfulness||4-5pm||Online - registration open|
|5||Tuesday 13 Oct 2020||Self Care and Your Studies||2.00-3.00pm||Online - registration open|
|Wednesday 14 Oct 2020||How to Get Started With Your Dissertation||11.00am-12.00pm||Online - registration open|
|Thursday 15 Oct 2020||Mindfulness||4-5pm||Online - registration open|
|6||Thursday 22 Oct 2020||Sleep Workshop||1.30-2.30pm||Online - registration open|
|Thursday 22 Oct 2020||Mindfulness||4-5pm||Online - registration open|
|7||Monday 26 Oct 2020||Coping With Presentation Nerves||3.00-4.00pm||Online - registration open|
|8||Monday 2 Nov 2020||Done is Better than Perfect: Procrastination & Self Esteem||3.00-5pm||Online - registration open|
|9||Wednesday 11 Nov 2020||Managing Anxiety||3.00-4.00pm||Online - registration open|
|10||Wednesday 18 Nov 2020||How to Manage Exam Stress||12.00-1.00pm||Online - registration open|
|11||Tuesday 24 Nov 2020||Time Out Tea - pre-assessment check-in||3-4pm||Online - registration coming soon|
|12||Monday 30 Nov - Friday 18 Dec 2020||Managing Exam Stress: Drop In Service||Daily 2-3pm||Online - registration coming soon|
Our wellbeing activities
Done is Better Than Perfect: Procrastination and Self Esteem
Do you ever struggle with low self-esteem, feel pressure to do everything perfectly or find it hard to bounce back after failure? This introductory workshop hopes to help you cope a little better.
During the session we will look at 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.
Self Care and Your Studies
Coping With Presentation Nerves
How to Manage Exam Stress
Planning for Success
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.
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.