Between 27th and 31st March the University and Students’ Union ran Wellbeing Week 2017 – a celebration of what wellbeing is, how it is influenced and how it can be enhanced. The week was a roaring success, with lots of students attending the numerous workshops and events held on campus.
One student had this to say about their experience:
I thought the whole week was very well run. Right from the start, when I came into the wellbeing tent for the fair on Tuesday. There's a funny anxiety to walking into a tent not knowing exactly what's inside but I was warmly welcomed and it was nice to have it clearly explained what the fair was and what the week was about (plus a cup of tea!).
I was very impressed by the range of activities that were on and having a free massage workshop and massages was amazing! Having everything in the tent in library square was great as well and it's been nice to just stop in for tea and a chat when nothing particular was on.
Aside from the free massage technique workshops and the wellbeing marquee in library square, the week included mindfulness sessions at the Meeting House, sexual health drop-ins around campus, various competitions and prize draws and much more. Each event promoted the different aspects of wellbeing and how it can be integrated into day-to-day student life.
I generally feel that the university offers a lot for wellbeing and this week has really reinforced that. I found out about a few things a hadn't heard of before at the fair. It's made me feel really supported and like there's always places and people to turn to if you need.
It was nice to speak directly to people from the places on campus (i.e. Student Life Centre), that I already knew existed. I feel like their presence at the fair is a good link for anyone that might have been thinking of going and putting it off I feel like it nudges it into their consciousness to visit.
For more information on wellbeing, visit the university Health and Wellbeing page. Do not hesitate to contact our Welfare Officer, Grainne, firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this.