Wellbeing Week 2022 events schedule
We know the process of maintaining good wellbeing will be different for everyone. Each day of Wellbeing Week will be themed, to inspire you to get involved with the university community, make friends, and boost your wellbeing in the best way for you.
Wellbeing week events are a great opportunity to step outside of your comfort zone and meet new people. Add the events to your calendar now, so you don’t miss out!
All week 14-18 November
- Chat with staff at the Student Centre – find out more about the wellbeing services we offer. 10am to 4pm everyday*. Find out where your nearest Student Information Desk is. (*with the exception of Eastbourne which will be closed Friday)
Friday 18 November
- Active Student Café Drop-in’s – Pop along, grab a cuppa (we’ll bring the biscuits!). Find out more about volunteering in your local community with Active Student, the volunteering service at the university. Chat to Active Student staff about the volunteering opportunities available near you, find out how you can sign up and hear about the fantastic benefits of giving back to the community through volunteering.
- City Campus Grand Parade Café 10-11am
- Book n’ Bean Cockcroft Moulsecoomb campus 12-1pm
- Checkland Building ground floor Falmer 2-3pm
- Gardening for Wellbeing – 2-4pm free entry, email to book your place. A chance to do some gardening right in the heart of our Moulsecoomb campus. Athena Christoforou (Senior Lecturer in Mental Health) will be delivering a gardening session in the courtyard at Moulsecoomb Halls of Residence. Plant some vegetables and bulbs. Plus, you’ll receive some chilli seeds to take home. There is also the opportunity for you to use and benefit from the space ongoing.
- Parklife Just Learn Self-Defence classes for beginners (open to all) – 4-6pm for £2 – book via the Parklife sections of the Sport Brighton website or app. Enjoy a beginners’ taster session in self-defence, firstly learning a bit of theory then jumping into basic self-defence moves! Wear comfy clothes and trainers.
Events after Wellbeing Week
- Ice skating at Brighton Royal Pavilion, Monday 21 November for £6. Our hugely popular discounted ice skating event is back at the Brighton Royal Pavilion. Our friends at Sport Brighton can offer two 45 minute sessions available at just £6 which include skate hire. Get your skates on and book either 8pm or 9pm on 21 November. Book your ice skating tickets now
- UOK? Workshops, 23 November – 7 December – If you’re a foundation or first year student and looking for ways to help with life’s pressures then register for one of these themed workshops ran by our student Wellbeing Champions:
- Wednesday 23 November – Social Pressure
- Wednesday 30 November – Financial Pressure
- Wednesday 7 December – Academic Pressure
Monday 14 November
Parklife Just Learn Self-Defence classes for beginners (open to all) – 3-5pm for £2 – book via the Parklife sections of the Sport Brighton website or app. Enjoy a beginners’ taster session in self-defence, firstly learning a bit of theory then jumping into basic self-defence moves! Wear comfy clothes and trainers.
Tuesday 15 November
- Meditation and Mindfulness CANCELLED due to staff illness. 1:30-2:20pm free entry and no booking required – Room 202, Grand Parade, City campus
- #NeverOK – 1-2pm free entry and no booking required – Cockcroft Building Foyer. Come along to our stall and learn more about the university’s #NeverOK campaign which aims to raise awareness that harassment, abuse, sexual misconduct or discrimination are #NeverOK. Find out how you can get involved in the campaign and where you can get support if you have been affected by these behaviours.
Wednesday 16 November
- Yoga, woodland walk and forest bathing – 10am-12pm for £2, book via Sport Brighton. Meet at Falmer Sports Centre for bus transport to Stanmer Park. Enjoy a beginners’ friendly yoga session in the OneGarden studio with a view of nature, followed by a woodland walk and forest bathing. Open to all and refreshment facility on site for after. The event is fine in any weather and can be altered to be more time indoors if raining. Students are advised to bring waterproof coat and good walking shoes.
- Campus Community Social – tutored figure drawing session – 12pm free entry, email to book your place. Students’ Union Common Room, Falmer. A relaxed, mindful drawing class for all. Join Artist Bella Franks for a relaxed drawing session. Bella teaches the traditional practise of Life Drawing, with the human form as the subject. The session will begin with warm up exercises aimed at having fun with art materials and removing any preconceived ideas of ‘good art’. Bella will give quick drawing demos and offer tips throughout the session. The idea is to enjoy the process and ‘flow’ of drawing, without worrying about the result. Bella advocates the mindful benefits to drawing and will encourage you to switch off and find a sense of calm through art.
- Meditation led by Joanna Gilbert, Voluntary Catholic Faith Advisor, Faith and Spirituality Team – 12-12:45pm free entry and no booking required. Room 311, Watts building, Moulsecoomb. Learn about Christian meditation.
- Colour Therapy and Mindfulness– 2-3pm free entry, email to book your place. Room 808, Cockcroft, Moulsecoomb. Sara is a 4th year law student. Having just finished an internship with a law firm in London, she knows all about a busy schedule and the need to unwind. Sara will be delivering a colour therapy and breathing session. In this student-led session, Sara will teach you some strategies to lift your mood and general wellbeing. Come along to explore some routes to mindfulness or to simply take a short break out of your day.
- Dog walk (Eastbourne) – 3-4pm (meet at 2:55pm) free entry and no booking required. Meet at Queenwood. You bring yourself; we will bring the dogs. Take a break from your studies for a walk in the countryside with 10 Wellbeing Champions, SSGTs and lots of dogs.
- UOK? Workshop Health and Wellbeing – 3:30-5:30pm, free entry but registration required. Watts room 510. A discussion based workshop exploring how to look after your mental health through everyday lifestyle choices. Physical health, relationships, sleep all impact how we feel. In this workshop we will reflect on current habits and share tips on how to live a more mentally healthy life.
Thursday 17 November
- Connect over Board Games – 9am-4:30pm free entry and no booking required. The Atrium, Checkland Building, Falmer. There will be a selection of board games for students to use with their friends or to make new friends.
- Parklife Just Learn Boxing – 10-11am for £2 – book via the Parklife sections of the Sport Brighton website or app. Moulsecoomb gym studio. Beginners boxing sessions run by fully qualified coaches. Wear comfy clothes.
- #NeverOK – 12-2pm free entry and no booking required – Hillbrow Café, Eastbourne. Come along to our stall and learn more about the university’s #NeverOK campaign which aims to raise awareness that harassment, abuse, sexual misconduct or discrimination are #NeverOK. Find out how you can get involved in the campaign and where you can get support if you have been affected by these behaviours.
- Stanmer Park Wellbeing Walk – 2-4pm free entry, email to book your place. Meet in front of the Checkland building, Falmer campus. Join us for a gentle autumn walk around Stanmer Park, stopping for a free warming drink. Departing from the Checkland building, we will cross over to the Sussex campus, take a circular route around Stanmer, stopping on the way back at the café for a free hot drink. A relaxed and friendly way to meet some colleagues across the university.