BeU

BeU

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students dancing

 

A week for you to reconnect with your interests and sense of self.

 Monday 2 -  Friday 6 November 2020

Connecting to others is vital for our wellbeing as well as developing our academic skills and experience. The pandemic has meant that it is even more important to find and build ways to flourish often whilst being physically separated by one metre or more.

At times some of us can feel overwhelmed, whilst others feel okay. Being at university can result in us feeling isolated and unsettled. However you feel it’s ok. Click here to find the right help and support for you.

What is BeU week?

BeU week is especially for you, it’s about reconnecting with your interests and sense of self. To help you reconnect, BeU week invites you to get involved with the free events and activities happening across our campuses and online. There are opportunities for you to be part of BeU week, see the 'Be part of BeU' section below.

Take a breath and check out the programme below...You are amazing...be you!

 
 

BeU resources

Career and Empolyability Vlog: How to measure your successes and improve, with Petru

Career Wellbeing blog series - monthly blog posts written by colleagues from CES, the Counselling Service, and Student Welfare will focus on a range of topics that relate to questions or concerns we frequently hear. The first in this series will look at how to prioritise your future wellbeing when considering career options and will be posted in October. Future topics include: building and demonstrating resilience; dealing with anxiety during recruitment activities; coping with pressure from family and friends when making decisions and seeking employment; dealing with rejection when you aren’t offered the job; and, looking after your wellbeing when starting a new job. Today's blog, written by Hannah, is titled How to Prioritise Your Future Wellbeing When Exploring Career Options.

Blog: How to Use Neurodiversity as a Strength

Student Vlog: Why you shouldn't panic in your first few months as a student

 

#BeUpumpkins Carving competition runners up and winner!

Winner:

BeUpumpkins Kelsey

Runners up:
BeUpumpkins 1 Emmamphil
BeUpumpkins Georgia
BeUpumpkins Lucy
 
 

BeU Photo competition winners!

photo comp 1
photo comp 2
photo comp 3
 
 

“I am enough” living with imposter phenomenon 

At different points in our lives we can experience imposter phenomenon – that internal voice telling you that your success is not deserved or has not been legitimately achieved as a result of your efforts or skills. This can happen to everyone, although we rarely discuss it openly. Ultimately your imposter monster is very hungry and feeds on thoughts of imposter phenomenon.  

By sharing our stories of experiencing and living with our feelings of imposter phenomenon we can help each other to believe in our value and achievements so the next time you experience feelings of imposter phenomenon you can manage it and get support when you need it. Within the university there is a range of support to build your self-esteem and confidence the next time imposter phenomenon thoughts start to creep in.  

Do you have a story to share about dealing with imposter phenomenon? Submit it here and view what others have been sharing here.  

We will be showcasing these stories ahead of an online discussion about imposter phenomenon being hosted by your Students’ Union on Thursday 5 November, 4.30pm - 6pm. Sign up to be sent the link to join the MS Teams call here.

 

BeU Top Tips 

The clocks are changing and the seasons are changing in Britain. As daylight hours decrease and the weather gets cooler, this can be a time when we feel less connected to others. It can be an especially poignant time for International Students who have recently arrived from warmer climates.

All students are welcome and encouraged to share your tips on getting familiar with the UoN campus, the weather, the culture and life at the UoN. 

Click here to share with us and check out the Top Tips that have already been submitted here!

 

BeU week programme

Monday 2 November

   
Throughout BeU week

#IFeelBetterWhen...#BeUPhotoComp

Want to share your own wellbeing boosts with our student community and have chance to win one of three £10.00 gift vouchers? This social media challenge is an invitation to uplift each other and brighten these Autumn days with things that help us all feel better. You can share anything inspired by the prompt “I feel better when…” This might be pictures of a beautiful view, a creative project or your favourite food - anything that helps you to feel good.

All posts shared with the hashtag #BeUPhotoComp on Instagram or Twitter will be reviewed on Friday 6th November with prize winners announced the following week.

Join by sharing your post on Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag #BeUPhotoComp

Thank you for joining the challenge and creatively expressing your wellbeing!

Open to all 

9.30am-10.30am

Try Tai Chi (on Zoom)

Our virtual session allows you to try Tai Chi out in the comfort of your own hall our house (ideal for total beginners)! Tai Chi can help reduce stress, anxiety and can also increase flexibility and balance. 

To sign up, please email: emma.swearman@nhs.net

Open to all 

11am-12noon

Effective CVs and Cover Letters

This workshop will offer tips, advice and techniques in creating effective CVs and Cover Letters

Sign up here

Open to all
 Throughout BeU week

Welcome to the Science Showstopper Challenge!

Use your cake decorating prowess to create a desert-based showstopper to celebrate whatever it is in science you are passionate about. Showstoppers can be created using cake, biscuits, set desserts, candies and chocolate, use your creativity to bring your idea to life. No oven, no problem; this is definitely a competition of style over substance and bought goods can be used to make your showstopper.

To enter the competition upload a photo of your entry on twitter or Instagram with the #UONScienceShowstopper by 2pm on the 5th of November. Voting will be done online and the winner will be announced at 6pm on the Friday

Faculty of Science students

1pm - 2pm

Transitions: New start - Counselling Workshop

Starting University or a new placement can be challenging as well as exciting.

This workshop will offer you a chance to think about what you would like to get out of your time here at University.  

NOTE - this workshop will be carried out online and the details of how to access the workshop will be sent to you shortly after you register.

Please register with your student university email address, do not use a personal email address.

Please register on the workshop at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transitions-new-start-tickets-122576733309

Open to all

1pm - 2pm

‘Help! I don’t know where to start!’

 This BeU week session is for students who are starting to feel worried about what they’ll do after they graduate, and don’t really have an idea of where to start. In this session we’ll look at a range of topics and techniques, including:

  • Make sense of your current situation and where you are in the career planning process
  • Identifying any unhelpful thoughts or experiences that are getting your way & stopping you move forward
  • What makes you happy in work - common myths & misconceptions as well as what research actually shows is important – and applying this to you
  • Additional criteria you can use to compare potential job options
  • What research suggests are the most effective ways of finding a job
  • Making a plan with some small actionable steps you can do to move forward
  • Resources for managing feelings of stress, overwhelm etc. that you may experience along the way, e.g. effectively managing rejection.

Sign up here

Open to all

1pm start

A group walk around University Park Campus

A circular route around campus, with prompts for prayer or reflection at certain points. A guided leaflet will be available to download here, for individuals to follow at their own convenience. Or join Matt Fugill, Methodist Chaplain  at 1pm everyday Mon-Thurs for a group walk. Contact matt.fugill@nottingham.ac.uk for further details and for where to meet for the walk.

Open to all

1pm-2pm

Virtual group exercise class (Facebook live)

This 30 minute bodyweight workout is perfect for every ability and fitness level! In this class we will work through a range of exercises that will push you to your limits! Listen out for the surprise power rounds that will keep you on your toes until the very end!

To sign up up, please email br-engageteam@nottingham.ac.uk for details of how to register

Open to all 
Avaliable all week

Spotify playlists for MusSoc (Arts) - all week

 
Throughtout BeU week 

Engineering BeU Wobble Board

We have all experienced a 'wobble' - a time when we're not certain we've made the right choice, we feel we've missed out, we feel unsure or alone. We want to encourage staff and students in the faculty to share their experiences and help acknowledge that 'wobbles' can happen at any time and to anybody.

Share your wobbles; how you overcame a wobble, or just post a supportive message to those in the faculty who might be feeling vulnerable at the moment. Posts can be made on the Wobble Board (opens in Padlet)

Posts can be made anonymously. Please be respectful of others and follow the student code of discipline

Engineering students

Throughout BeU week

BeU with Us - we can help you find your way.

The Support and Wellbeing Team is available on live chat all week. . Please click on the Support and Wellbeing LiveChat to connect with a member of our team and discuss your welfare, UoN support and find out more about the wide range of BeU activities and events occurring across UoN this week

Open to all

4pm-5pm

Badminton @ Sutton Bonington Sports Centre

An opportunity to work on your forehand, backhand and smashes against your fellow students. Our friendly session leaders will also be on hand with some handy hints and tips.

To sign up up, please email br-engageteam@nottingham.ac.uk for details of how to register

Open to all 

Open until Friday 13 November

Faculty of Engineering BeU Photography Competition

Submit your photos for a chance to win a £30 Amazon voucher (£10 Amazon voucher for runners up)

The BeU photo competition is open to all students in the Faculty of Engineering and there are two categories which you can submit entries to:

1.       Everyday Engineering  -We are surrounded by engineering marvels. Have you been inspired by any local engineering projects or a device that you use every day? Perhaps you're working on something in class that you want to capture? We want to see your beautiful, eye-catching, thought provoking or amusing photos of everyday engineering.

2.       Open theme - Perhaps you've been inspired by a campus walk, a trip to town, or an aspect of your self-isolation experience. We don't want to limit your creativity so this category allows you to submit an image you are proud of with no theme restrictions.

How to enter:

Either, upload your images via this BeU Engineering Photo Competition online form

Or, email your photo or link to the file location (e.g. a file on your university OneDrive) to ez-stuexperience@nottingham.ac.uk including the category you're submitting to and a title for your photo.

Deadline for submission is Friday 13th November 2020

 Faculty of Engineering students

5-6pm

Inclusive Trampoline @ David Ross Sports Centre

An fun and energetic session open to all abilities. Our informative and engaging session leaders will be on hand to demonstrate jumps, pikes and tucks (to name a few). 

Email br-engageteam@nottingham.ac.uk for details of how to register. If you have any specific access needs, please do let us know by emailing the Disability Sport Officer at: hannah.webber@nottingham.ac.uk

Open to all
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3552TxacdRx2bnkNfBLL7r?si=dKm--wqNRYC5y3pJPt3fag
 

Tuesday 3 November

Time Events and activitiesWho for
Throughout BeU week

#IFeelBetterWhen...#BeUPhotoComp

Want to share your own wellbeing boosts with our student community and have chance to win one of three £10.00 gift vouchers? This social media challenge is an invitation to uplift each other and brighten these Autumn days with things that help us all feel better. You can share anything inspired by the prompt “I feel better when…” This might be pictures of a beautiful view, a creative project or your favourite food - anything that helps you to feel good.

All posts shared with the hashtag #BeUPhotoComp on Instagram or Twitter will be reviewed on Friday 6th November with prize winners announced the following week.

Join by sharing your post on Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag #BeUPhotoComp

Thank you for joining the challenge and creatively expressing your wellbeing!

Open to all 

12noon - 1pm

Student Life

What does being at university really feel like? Students share their experiences and tips for navigating uni life in this session run by the School of Psychology and open to all undergraduate students from the Faculty of Science.

Sign up to join via this MS Form

Faculty of Science Undergrads 
 Avaliable all week

Spotify playlists for MusSoc (Arts) - all week

 

12noon - 1.15pm

Gaining Career Confidence for Arts Undergraduates

By the end of the session, participants will: 

  • have identified what it means to be Career Confident to them.
  • Students will have considered actions and techniques to make them feel more confident about the future.
  • Students will identify at least 1 action a month up until Xmas that they are going to take.

 This friendly session taking place on Teams will help you to consider what confidence in a careers context means to you, what practical techniques could help you feel more confident about the future and have your own action plan to take away.

Students can book onto this event run by the careers team via My Career.

Arts undergraduates
Throughout BeU week

Welcome to the Science Showstopper Challenge!

Use your cake decorating prowess to create a desert-based showstopper to celebrate whatever it is in science you are passionate about. Showstoppers can be created using cake, biscuits, set desserts, candies and chocolate, use your creativity to bring your idea to life. No oven, no problem; this is definitely a competition of style over substance and bought goods can be used to make your showstopper.

To enter the competition upload a photo of your entry on twitter or Instagram with the #UONScienceShowstopper by 2pm on the 5th of November. Voting will be done online and the winner will be announced at 6pm on the Friday

Faculty of Science students

12noon-1pm

Virtual group exercise class (Facebook live)

Raza is back with his unique high intensity interval class with short periods of recovery throughout, be ready for the small animal twist this time with new movements. This workout will be fun so make sure to join in with Raza for the 30 minute workout.

To sign up up, please email br-engageteam@nottingham.ac.uk for details of how to register

Open to all 
Throughout BeU week

Engineering BeU Wobble Board

We have all experienced a 'wobble' - a time when we're not certain we've made the right choice, we feel we've missed out, we feel unsure or alone. We want to encourage staff and students in the faculty to share their experiences and help acknowledge that 'wobbles' can happen at any time and to anybody.

Share your wobbles; how you overcame a wobble, or just post a supportive message to those in the faculty who might be feeling vulnerable at the moment. Posts can be made on the Wobble Board (opens in Padlet)

Posts can be made anonymously. Please be respectful of others and follow the student code of discipline

 Faculty of Engineering students
 Open until Friday 13 November

Faculty of Engineering BeU Photography Competition

Submit your photos for a chance to win a £30 Amazon voucher (£10 Amazon voucher for runners up)

The BeU photo competition is open to all students in the Faculty of Engineering and there are two categories which you can submit entries to:

1.       Everyday Engineering  -We are surrounded by engineering marvels. Have you been inspired by any local engineering projects or a device that you use every day? Perhaps you're working on something in class that you want to capture? We want to see your beautiful, eye-catching, thought provoking or amusing photos of everyday engineering.

2.       Open theme - Perhaps you've been inspired by a campus walk, a trip to town, or an aspect of your self-isolation experience. We don't want to limit your creativity so this category allows you to submit an image you are proud of with no theme restrictions.

How to enter:

Either, upload your images via this BeU Engineering Photo Competition online form

Or, email your photo or link to the file location (e.g. a file on your university OneDrive) to ez-stuexperience@nottingham.ac.uk including the category you're submitting to and a title for your photo.

Deadline for submission is Friday 13th November 2020

Faculty of Engineering students

1pm-2.30pm

Online drop in with Josie Jessop 

A chance to chat to our friendly Sports Officer about ANYTHING to do with UoN Sport. Just drop in at a time that suits you and she will be free for a chat!

 Log in here to chat with Josie

Open to all
 1pm start

A group walk around University Park Campus

A circular route around campus, with prompts for prayer or reflection at certain points. A guided leaflet will be available to download here, for individuals to follow at their own convenience. Or join Matt Fugill, Methodist Chaplain  at 1pm everyday Mon-Thurs for a group walk. Contact matt.fugill@nottingham.ac.uk for further details and for where to meet for the walk.

Open to all
 Throughout BeU week

BeU with Us - we can help you find your way.

The Support and Wellbeing Team is available on live chat all week. . Please click on the Support and Wellbeing LiveChat to connect with a member of our team and discuss your welfare, UoN support and find out more about the wide range of BeU activities and events occurring across UoN this week.

 Open to all
2pm start

Study Chats Online - Critical thinking and argument 

Join the Student Academic Skills team to explore different study strategies to help you find new ideas and refresh your study routines.

Sign up here

Open to Arts and Humanities students
3pm start

Tips to help you read more effectively

Join the Student Academic Skills team to explore different study strategies to help you find new ideas and refresh your study routines.

Sign up here

 MHS students
3.30pm start

Study Chats Online - Critical thinking and argument

Join the Student Academic Skills team to explore different study strategies to help you find new ideas and refresh your study routines.

Sign up here

Social Sciences students

3.30pm - 4pm

Building confidence

Online workshop session on the steps you can take to improve your confidence.

Sign up to join via this MS Form

Open to all 

4.45pm - 6.15pm

Inclusive Climbing @ David Ross Sports Centre

Scale the heights of David Ross or just get your feet off the ground in this instructor led class that is exclusively for students with disabilities.

Email br-engageteam@nottingham.ac.uk for details of how to register. If you have any specific access needs, please do let us know by emailing the Disability Sport Officer at: hannah.webber@nottingham.ac.uk

Open to all

Throughout BeU week

Connect with Libraries

Whether you need help with your academic skills, finding resources or using our libraries, our Library staff are here to help. Visit the webpage for events and online support including details of our wellbeing and leisure reading collections.

Open to all

7pm start

Conversation Cafe: Belonging in the Age of Zoom

Come along and join in with our the Conversation cafe and meet new friends.

Join in the conversation cafe here

Open to all

6.30pm - 8pm

Inclusive Climbing @ David Ross Sports Centre

Scale the heights of David Ross or just get your feet off the ground in this instructor led class that is exclusively for students with disabilities.

Email br-engageteam@nottingham.ac.uk for details of how to register. If you have any specific access needs, please do let us know by emailing the Disability Sport Officer at: hannah.webber@nottingham.ac.uk

 Open to all

6.45pm - 7.45pm

Synchronised Swimming (mixture of HIIT and stretching) @ David Ross Sports Village

Split into 30 minutes cardio/HIIT and a 30 minute stretching/yoga type session. This session is ideal for all abilities and doesn’t require you get wet at all!

To sign up up, please email br-engageteam@nottingham.ac.uk for details of how to register

Open to all 

 

 

 Wednesday 4 November

Time Events and activitiesWho for
Throughout BeU week

#IFeelBetterWhen...#BeUPhotoComp

Want to share your own wellbeing boosts with our student community and have chance to win one of three £10.00 gift vouchers? This social media challenge is an invitation to uplift each other and brighten these Autumn days with things that help us all feel better. You can share anything inspired by the prompt “I feel better when…” This might be pictures of a beautiful view, a creative project or your favourite food - anything that helps you to feel good.

All posts shared with the hashtag #BeUPhotoComp on Instagram or Twitter will be reviewed on Friday 6th November with prize winners announced the following week.

Join by sharing your post on Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag #BeUPhotoComp

Thank you for joining the challenge and creatively expressing your wellbeing!

Open to all 
11am - 3pm

Chaplaincy stall @ Sutton Bonington Farmers Market

 Pop along to meet some of the chaplaincy team and pick up a chaplaincy goodie bag! The Chaplaincy and Faith Support Team are available for students and staff of any faith or no faith, we’d love to say hello! 

Open to all
 Throughout BeU week

Engineering BeU Wobble Board

We have all experienced a 'wobble' - a time when we're not certain we've made the right choice, we feel we've missed out, we feel unsure or alone. We want to encourage staff and students in the faculty to share their experiences and help acknowledge that 'wobbles' can happen at any time and to anybody.

Share your wobbles; how you overcame a wobble, or just post a supportive message to those in the faculty who might be feeling vulnerable at the moment. Posts can be made on the Wobble Board (opens in Padlet)

Posts can be made anonymously. Please be respectful of others and follow the student code of discipline.

(Comments will be subject to moderation)

Faculty of Engineering students
Avaliable all week

Spotify playlists for MusSoc (Arts) - all week

 
 Throughout the week

Connect with Libraries

Whether you need help with your academic skills, finding resources or using our libraries, our Library staff are here to help. Visit the webpage for events and online support including details of our wellbeing and leisure reading collections.

Open to all
 1pm-2pm

Perfectionism and Procrastination

Do you set yourself unrealistic and unachievable standards?
Do you delay starting tasks?
Does this impact your academic progress and general wellbeing?

This workshop will help you to understand and tackle these issues.

NOTE - this workshop will be carried out online and the details of how to access the workshop will be sent to you shortly after you register.

Please register with your student university email address, do not use a personal email address.

Please register on the workshop at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/perfectionism-and-procrastination-tickets-122578612931

Open to all
 1pm start

A group walk around University Park Campus

A circular route around campus, with prompts for prayer or reflection at certain points. A guided leaflet will be available to download here, for individuals to follow at their own convenience. Or join Matt Fugill, Methodist Chaplain  at 1pm everyday Mon-Thurs for a group walk. Contact matt.fugill@nottingham.ac.uk for further details and for where to meet for the walk.

Open to all
Throughout BeU week

Welcome to the Science Showstopper Challenge!

Use your cake decorating prowess to create a desert-based showstopper to celebrate whatever it is in science you are passionate about. Showstoppers can be created using cake, biscuits, set desserts, candies and chocolate, use your creativity to bring your idea to life. No oven, no problem; this is definitely a competition of style over substance and bought goods can be used to make your showstopper.

To enter the competition upload a photo of your entry on twitter or Instagram with the #UONScienceShowstopper by 2pm on the 5th of November. Voting will be done online and the winner will be announced at 6pm on the Friday

Faculty of Science students
2pm - 4pm

Female Table Tennis @ Davis Ross Sports Village

To sign up up, please email br-engageteam@nottingham.ac.uk for details of how to register

Open to all
Open until Friday 13 November

Faculty of Engineering BeU Photography Competition

Submit your photos for a chance to win a £30 Amazon voucher (£10 Amazon voucher for runners up)

The BeU photo competition is open to all students in the Faculty of Engineering and there are two categories which you can submit entries to:

1.       Everyday Engineering  -We are surrounded by engineering marvels. Have you been inspired by any local engineering projects or a device that you use every day? Perhaps you're working on something in class that you want to capture? We want to see your beautiful, eye-catching, thought provoking or amusing photos of everyday engineering.

2.       Open theme - Perhaps you've been inspired by a campus walk, a trip to town, or an aspect of your self-isolation experience. We don't want to limit your creativity so this category allows you to submit an image you are proud of with no theme restrictions.

How to enter:

Either, upload your images via this BeU Engineering Photo Competition online form

Or, email your photo or link to the file location (e.g. a file on your university OneDrive) to ez-stuexperience@nottingham.ac.uk including the category you're submitting to and a title for your photo.

Deadline for submission is Friday 13th November 2020

Faculty of Engineering students

Throughout BeU week

BeU with Us - we can help you find your way.

The Support and Wellbeing Team is available on live chat all week. . Please click on the Support and Wellbeing LiveChat to connect with a member of our team and discuss your welfare, UoN support and find out more about the wide range of BeU activities and events occurring across UoN this week

Open to all

2pm-3pm

Try Tai Chi (face to face)

Our face to face session Tai Chi session is held at Cripps Health Centre and weather depending will take place in the Gardens. Tai chi can help reduce stress, anxiety and can also increase flexibility and balance. 

To sign up, please email: emma.swearman@nhs.net

Open to all 

4pm start

Online Guided Reflection and Relaxation 

Online guided reflection with Methodist Lay Chaplain Jo Peek. Students/staff are encouraged to join with cameras and mics off so that it is anonymous, and everyone feels comfortable. An audio recording of the session will be made available so that people can access it as and when they want or need it.  The session will also be transcribed. The session will not have a specific faith focus and is suitable for students and staff of any faith or none. 


Contact jo.peek@nottingham.ac.uk for sign up details and to receive your ‘tips sheet’ in preparation for the session

Open to all

4pm start

Planning and structuring an essay

Join the Student Academic Skills team to explore different study strategies to help you find new ideas and refresh your study routines.

Sign up here

Science and Engineering students

4.30pm - 6pm

Microaggressions online workshop

An engaging and interactive workshop hosted by two members of staff from an external University that will discuss what microaggressions are and how they manifest. We will be exploring how people may experience microaggressions, as well as the different ways we can tackle microaggressions and create tangible change within the University.

Sign up here to be sent the MS teams link to the workshop or use the direct link here

Open to all
7.30pm start

Live @Lakeside: The Noise Next Door

Stay #InWithLakeside and enjoy hour-long live performances from the comfort of your own home.

The Noise Next Door: These twelve times Edinburgh Fringe sell-out veterans deliver an evening of improvised comedy and utter mayhem with integral audience/viewer contributions. “21st century comedy at its very finest and funniest” The Stage.

Open to all
 

Thursday 5 November

Time Events and activitiesWho for
Throughout BeU week

#IFeelBetterWhen...#BeUPhotoComp

Want to share your own wellbeing boosts with our student community and have chance to win one of three £10.00 gift vouchers? This social media challenge is an invitation to uplift each other and brighten these Autumn days with things that help us all feel better. You can share anything inspired by the prompt “I feel better when…” This might be pictures of a beautiful view, a creative project or your favourite food - anything that helps you to feel good.

All posts shared with the hashtag #BeUPhotoComp on Instagram or Twitter will be reviewed on Friday 6th November with prize winners announced the following week.

Join by sharing your post on Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag #BeUPhotoComp

Thank you for joining the challenge and creatively expressing your wellbeing!

Open to all 

10.30am-12noon

 Building confidence

Online workshop session on the steps you can take to improve your confidence.

Sign up to join via this MS Form

Open to all 
Throughout the week

Connect with Libraries

Whether you need help with your academic skills, finding resources or using our libraries, our Library staff are here to help. Visit the webpage for events and online support including details of our wellbeing and leisure reading collections.

 Open to all
Throughout BeU week

Welcome to the Science Showstopper Challenge!

Use your cake decorating prowess to create a desert-based showstopper to celebrate whatever it is in science you are passionate about. Showstoppers can be created using cake, biscuits, set desserts, candies and chocolate, use your creativity to bring your idea to life. No oven, no problem; this is definitely a competition of style over substance and bought goods can be used to make your showstopper.

To enter the competition upload a photo of your entry on twitter or Instagram with the #UONScienceShowstopper by 2pm on the 5th of November. Voting will be done online and the winner will be announced at 6pm on the Friday

Students from the Faculty of Science
 Avaliable all week

Spotify playlists for MusSoc (Arts) - all week

 
12pm start

Tips to help you read more effectively 

Join the Student Academic Skills team to explore different study strategies to help you find new ideas and refresh your study routines.

Sign up here

Sciences and Engineering students 
Open until Friday 13 November

Faculty of Engineering BeU Photography Competition

Submit your photos for a chance to win a £30 Amazon voucher (£10 Amazon voucher for runners up)

The BeU photo competition is open to all students in the Faculty of Engineering and there are two categories which you can submit entries to:

1.       Everyday Engineering  -We are surrounded by engineering marvels. Have you been inspired by any local engineering projects or a device that you use every day? Perhaps you're working on something in class that you want to capture? We want to see your beautiful, eye-catching, thought provoking or amusing photos of everyday engineering.

2.       Open theme - Perhaps you've been inspired by a campus walk, a trip to town, or an aspect of your self-isolation experience. We don't want to limit your creativity so this category allows you to submit an image you are proud of with no theme restrictions.

How to enter:

Either, upload your images via this BeU Engineering Photo Competition online form

Or, email your photo or link to the file location (e.g. a file on your university OneDrive) to ez-stuexperience@nottingham.ac.uk including the category you're submitting to and a title for your photo.

Deadline for submission is Friday 13th November 2020

 Faculty of Engineering students
1pm - 2pm

Manage Anxiety & Stress Workshop

In a fast-paced world, and global pandemic, everyone experiences stress and anxiety from time to time. Stress and anxiety are not always bad however if they begin to interfere with your daily life then it’s good to take action.

We invite you to this workshop so that together we can focus on:

  • What does stress and anxiety mean to you?
  • What are some of the causes/triggers?
  • Spotting the early warning signs of stress and anxiety
  • Sharing ideas about tips and techniques to build on our ability to manage stress and anxiety

NOTE - this workshop will be carried out online and the details of how to access the workshop will be sent to you shortly after you register.

Please register with your student university email address, do not use a personal email address.

Please register on the workshop at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/manage-anxiety-and-stress-tickets-122575878753

Open to all
Throughout BeU week

Engineering BeU Wobble Board

We have all experienced a 'wobble' - a time when we're not certain we've made the right choice, we feel we've missed out, we feel unsure or alone. We want to encourage staff and students in the faculty to share their experiences and help acknowledge that 'wobbles' can happen at any time and to anybody.

Share your wobbles; how you overcame a wobble, or just post a supportive message to those in the faculty who might be feeling vulnerable at the moment. Posts can be made on the Wobble Board (opens in Padlet)

Posts can be made anonymously. Please be respectful of others and follow the student code of discipline.

(Comments will be subject to moderation)

 Faculty of Engineering students

1pm - 2pm

Virtual group exercise class (Facebook live)

Andy will be guiding you through a total body workout and will be using a deck of cards to randomly select the exercises.

♥ Squat Jumps♠️ Prisoner Get Ups♦️ Skater Jumps♣️Push UpsThere's a surprise exercise for the Jack, Queen and King cards. Join in to find out!

To sign up up, please email br-engageteam@nottingham.ac.uk for details of how to register 

Open to all 
Throughout BeU week

BeU with Us - we can help you find your way.

The Support and Wellbeing Team is available on live chat all week. . Please click on the Support and Wellbeing LiveChat to connect with a member of our team and discuss your welfare, UoN support and find out more about the wide range of BeU activities and events occurring across UoN this week

Open to all
 4pm

Planning and structuring an essay

Join the Student Academic Skills team to explore different study strategies to help you find new ideas and refresh your study routines.

Sign up here

 MHS students
4.30pm - 6pm

Imposter Phenomenon Panel Discussion

This event will be discussing what imposter phenomena (also known as imposter syndrome) is, and the myths that surround it. Our speakers (from the SU and University) will be sharing their own experiences with imposter phenomena, and the ways which they cope and deal with it. There will be an opportunity for attendees to also share their experiences and ask any questions or for advice on imposter phenomenon.

Sign up to be sent the link to join the MS Teams call.

Do you have a story to share about dealing with imposter phenomenon? Submit it here and view what others have been sharing here.  

Open to all
 

Friday 6 November

Time Events and activitiesWho for
Throughout BeU week

#IFeelBetterWhen...#BeUPhotoComp

Want to share your own wellbeing boosts with our student community and have chance to win one of three £10.00 gift vouchers? This social media challenge is an invitation to uplift each other and brighten these Autumn days with things that help us all feel better. You can share anything inspired by the prompt “I feel better when…” This might be pictures of a beautiful view, a creative project or your favourite food - anything that helps you to feel good.

All posts shared with the hashtag #BeUPhotoComp on Instagram or Twitter will be reviewed on Friday 6th November with prize winners announced the following week.

Join by sharing your post on Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag #BeUPhotoComp

Thank you for joining the challenge and creatively expressing your wellbeing!

Open to all 
Throughout BeU week

Connect with Libraries

Whether you need help with your academic skills, finding resources or using our libraries, our Library staff are here to help. Visit the webpage for events and online support including details of our wellbeing and leisure reading collections.

 Open to all
 2pm - 3pm

Study chats - reading strategies

Join the Student Academic Skills team to explore different study strategies to help you find new ideas and refresh your study routines.

Sign up here

 Art students
Throughout BeU week

Welcome to the Science Showstopper Challenge!

Use your cake decorating prowess to create a desert-based showstopper to celebrate whatever it is in science you are passionate about. Showstoppers can be created using cake, biscuits, set desserts, candies and chocolate, use your creativity to bring your idea to life. No oven, no problem; this is definitely a competition of style over substance and bought goods can be used to make your showstopper.

To enter the competition upload a photo of your entry on twitter or Instagram with the #UONScienceShowstopper by 2pm on the 5th of November. Voting will be done online and the winner will be announced at 6pm on the Friday

Students from the Faculty of Science
3pm - 4pm

Virtual Group Exercise Class (Every Minute on the Minute - EMOM) (Facebook live)

Get ready for a EMOM style workout with John, EMOM means ‘every minute on the minute’. All will be timed by John will count you in and out of each exercise, you will get short periods of rest throughout the workout. With it being a timed based workout it is suitable for all levels, all you need is yourself and a bottle of water! This will be a 30 minute bodyweight workout.

Email br-engageteam@nottingham.ac.uk for details

Open to all
 Avaliable all week

Spotify playlists for MusSoc (Arts) - all week

 
 

Kindness by Post

students across the Faculty of Arts have signed up to send and receive a message of goodwill. Keep an eye on social media for the exchange day on November 6th or follow the hashtag #BeUArts

Faculty of Arts students
 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Study chats - reading strategies

Join the Student Academic Skills team to explore different study strategies to help you find new ideas and refresh your study routines.

Sign up here

SocSci students
 Open until Friday 13 November

Faculty of Engineering BeU Photography Competition

Submit your photos for a chance to win a £30 Amazon voucher (£10 Amazon voucher for runners up)

The BeU photo competition is open to all students in the Faculty of Engineering and there are two categories which you can submit entries to:

1.       Everyday Engineering  -We are surrounded by engineering marvels. Have you been inspired by any local engineering projects or a device that you use every day? Perhaps you're working on something in class that you want to capture? We want to see your beautiful, eye-catching, thought provoking or amusing photos of everyday engineering.

2.       Open theme - Perhaps you've been inspired by a campus walk, a trip to town, or an aspect of your self-isolation experience. We don't want to limit your creativity so this category allows you to submit an image you are proud of with no theme restrictions.

How to enter:

Either, upload your images via this BeU Engineering Photo Competition online form

Or, email your photo or link to the file location (e.g. a file on your university OneDrive) to ez-stuexperience@nottingham.ac.uk including the category you're submitting to and a title for your photo.

Deadline for submission is Friday 13th November 2020

 Faculty of Engineering students
 Throughout BeU week

BeU with Us - we can help you find your way.

The Support and Wellbeing Team is available on live chat all week. . Please click on the Support and Wellbeing LiveChat to connect with a member of our team and discuss your welfare, UoN support and find out more about the wide range of BeU activities and events occurring across UoN this week

Open to all
Throughout BeU week

Engineering BeU Wobble Board

We have all experienced a 'wobble' - a time when we're not certain we've made the right choice, we feel we've missed out, we feel unsure or alone. We want to encourage staff and students in the faculty to share their experiences and help acknowledge that 'wobbles' can happen at any time and to anybody.

Share your wobbles; how you overcame a wobble, or just post a supportive message to those in the faculty who might be feeling vulnerable at the moment. Posts can be made on the Wobble Board (opens in Padlet)

Posts can be made anonymously. Please be respectful of others and follow the student code of discipline.

(Comments will be subject to moderation)

Faculty of Engineering students
All day

Society Showcase

Take a look at a range of our amazing student groups showing us what they do and how they're operating at the moment will be shown on the UoN Welfare Network social media pages (https://www.facebook.com/uonwelfarenetwork) to see what you might want to get involved in!

 Open to all
 

If you have any feedback on BeU week, please let us know here

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