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 activities and workshops.

COVID-19 update

Because of the ongoing pandemic, the majority of our activities will be online, however, there will be a few opportunities for on campus activities. All 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

2021-22 Student Wellbeing Activities Semester 1
Week Date and Time Activity Location and
Sign Up Link
Welcome Week Wed 8 Sept
16.00-17.00
Time Out Tea On Campus
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  Thur 9 Sept
12.00
Wellbeing Walk On Campus
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1 Tues 14 Sept
12.00
Time Out Tea On Campus
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2 Tues 21 Sept
14.00-15.00
Looking after yourself at Uni Online
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3 Tues 28 Sept
12.00-13.00
How to Manage Stress and Anxiety Online
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  Thur 30 Sept
16.00-17.00
Mindfulness Online
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4 Tues 5 Oct
11.15-12.15
Planning for Success Online
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  Thur 7 Oct
16.00-17.00
Mindfulness Online
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5 Wed 13 Oct
14.00-15.00
Managing your Mental Health Online
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  Thur 14 Oct
16.00-17.00
Mindfulness  Online
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6 Mon 18 Oct
11.15-12.15
How to Get Started with your Dissertation Online
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  Thur 21 Oct
12.00
Sleep Workshop Online
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  Thur 21 Oct
16.00-17.00
Mindfulness Online
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7 Mon 25 Oct
15.15-16.15
Coping with Presentation Nerves Online
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8 Tues 2 Nov
15.15-17.00
Done is Better than Perfect: Procrastination and Self Esteem Online
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  Thur 4 Nov
14.00-15.00
How to Manage Anxiety and Stress Online
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9 Wed 10 Nov
10.00-11.00
Can Coaching Make Me Happier? Online
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10 Wed 17 Nov
12.15-13.15
How to Manage Exam Stress Online
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11 Tues 23 Nov
12.00-13.00
Time Out Tea On Campus
(Link TBC)
  Thur 25 Nov
16.00-17.00
How to Manage Anxiety and Stress Online
(Link TBC)
12 Mon 29 Nov to Fri 17 Dec
14.00-15.00 Slots via SID
Managing Exam Stress: Drop In Service Link TBC
Self care and your studies
Time at university can be very enjoyable but also quite stressful. Academic life makes many demands on students and sometimes it might be easy to forget to look after yourself. This informal presentation will look at ways of taking care of ourselves, both physically and emotionally, including making time to calm down, take breaks, re-energise and feel good about yourself, with the goal of supporting good health and having the best chance for success. 
Perfectionism and resilience
During the session we will look at perfectionism and how it can sneak into daily life, what we can do when things go wrong,what we mean by resilience and how to develop more of it.
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.
How to manage exam stress
Stressed out because exams are looming? Using cognitive behavioural principles this workshop will show you some useful methods to remain calm, feel good and manage both your revision and exams by exploring: how to avoid behaviours that can make stress worse; how stress can affect you - identifying your own exam stress 'triggers'; how to use breathing techniques to help manage anxiety.
Planning for success
This event 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 one, 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.
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.

Time-out tea

This is an informal opportunity to meet other students online and enjoy some afternoon tea from the comfort of your own home.

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.

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