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Wellbeing Week 2022: Thursday – Connect

Having good relationships, friendships and social connections with others is a key part of wellbeing. There is strong evidence that feeling close and valued by others is a fundamental human need. For some of us this is very welcome and exciting, whereas for others, this can feel anxiety provoking and take some time to readjust to. Take your time and do what feels right for you and have a look at our suggestions below of different ways to connect with others.

Today’s Wellbeing Week events

  • 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 BoxingParklife 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.
  • Never OK – 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.


Brighton Students’ Union has over 100 societies which are all open to students. This is a great way to connect with like-minded people and share in an interest and passion together. Take a look at what events the society are running this week.

Meet Up

Want to find local people with similar interests to you? Meetup is a platform to meet new people, learn new things and pursue passions together. There are loads of Meetup Groups in Brighton and in Eastbourne so find the right people for you today!

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Robin Coleman • 17 November 2022

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