Student News and Events

News and events for University of Brighton students

Anti-racist forum

Anti-Racist Forum – make sure your voice is heard

On Friday 26 March we are holding our second Anti-Racist Forum. Please take part so that your voice is heard.

Your support network during the university closure period

Your support network during the university closure period

Check out this simple guide outlining the different wellbeing support available during the Christmas holiday break. There are a wide range of external agencies and organisations that we work with during term-time who remain open to you during this period.

Student volunteers cleaning up Brighton beac

Friday – Give (Wellbeing Week 2020)

Participation in social and community life has attracted a lot of attention in the field of wellbeing research. Individuals who report a greater interest in helping others are more likely to rate themselves as happy.

Young Couples Having Dinner at Home

Thursday – Connect (Wellbeing Week 2020)

Having good relationships, friendships and social connections with others is a key part of wellbeing. With lockdown, social distancing and isolation, we know that it can be harder than ever to stay connected, and this can have a negative impact on your mood and wellbeing. Try and think today about ways to reach out to others whilst maintaining social distance – we’ve got some suggestions below to get you started in thinking about new and creative ways to stay in touch.

Three students sharing a laptop screen

Wednesday – Learn (Wellbeing Week 2020)

Continued learning through life enhances self-esteem and encourages social interaction and a more active life. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the opportunity to engage in work or educational activities particularly helps to lift older people out of depression.

Yoga on the beach

Tuesday – Take notice (Wellbeing Week 2020)

Reminding yourself to take notice can strengthen and broaden your awareness. Studies have shown that being aware of what is taking place in the present directly enhances your wellbeing, and savouring ‘the moment’ can help to reaffirm your life priorities.

Groups of students taking a countryside walk

Monday – Be active (Wellbeing Week 2020)

Getting active is not only great for your physical health but can also improve your mental wellbeing. It doesn’t mean you have to spend hours in the gym – focus on what you enjoy, there are lots of different ways to get active and to fit this into your daily routine.

Mental Health Awareness Week 14-20 May

The focus of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May) is on stress. Research has shown that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetime, and stress is a key factor in this. As well as looking at ways to tackle stress, we will be raising awareness of smart approaches…

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Wellbeing in the sunshine

New wellbeing workshop: A Student’s Guide to Managing Worry and Anxiety

We can help you learn how to manage worry and anxiety. We are pleased to confirm that we will be running a free workshop in partnership with the Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service. The session will teach you more about anxiety and the ways that you can manage it, so you can make the most of your…

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