Wobble Week 2021

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Wobble Week

 

 Monday 1 November - Friday 5 November

A week of activities to support students who are feeling overwhelmed by university.

You might be missing home, feeling like you don’t fit in, finding it difficult to motivate yourself to learn, finding your second year university experience differs from your first, and if you are an international student you may be struggling with British culture. Everyone experiences moments where they feel unsure about things or have a ‘wobble’. Wobbles can happen about anything at any time. We want you to know that however your feeling it’s OK. The university is well prepared to support you.

Wobble week aims to foster a sense of belonging between all students across campus, encouraging an honesty in sharing and acknowledging some of our more vulnerable moments. Wobble Week provides an opportunity to unwind, share and belong.

 

Welfare, Health and Wellbeing 

The University has a range of services to support your welfare, health and wellbeing throughout your studies. You can seek advice about any issue affecting your study and University experience. We will be here to listen, help and can support you in accessing other specialist services you might need.

Disability Support Services

It's not too late to get support. If you haven't done so already, please tell Disability Support Services about your disability, mental health difficulty, long-term medical condition, autistic spectrum condition, or a specific learning difference such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia or ADHD. 

It is important to know that the deadline for exam arrangements to be in place for the January 2022 assessment period is Friday 5 November 2021. If you don't already have support plan exam arrangements in place and you require them, please get in touch by email.

 Register with a GP

It’s important to register with a GP (sometimes called family doctor) as soon as possible when you arrive at university.

Cripps Health Centre is conveniently situated on University Park and specialises in looking after students and staff as well as their families. 

If you do not live in the catchment area for Cripps (check here), you can visit the NHS Choices site to find your local health centre.

If you If you live in the Sutton Bonington area you may be able to register at the Orchard Practice in Kegworth.

 

Wobble Week Programme - get involved!

Pumpkin Carving competition, open to all!

Open from Friday 29 October - Thursday 4 November

Whether you are a pumpkin carving genius or an absolute beginner all are welcome to try their hand at carving a pumpkin (or the produce of your choice, turnip, swede, butternut squash). All designs welcome; funny, cute, educational, socially conscious, traditional, spooky and the downright terrifying! There will be a Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera including film up for grabs as well as 5 HealthyU t-shirts to give away!

To enter:

1. Take a photo of your masterpiece and post it to this Padlet

2. Send an email to br-welfarecoord@nottingham.ac.uk with your name, student number and which pumpkin is yours

2. Do all this before Thursday 4 November 12pm.

4. The pumpkins will be judged  and the winner will be announced week beginning 15 November!

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The University Counselling Service are offering workshops during Wobble Week. For information about what is happening, click here

Unsure about how to get started with our libraries, or need some support with your studies? We're here to help.

Monday 1 November

 Time Event information Location

11am - 12pm

 Feel confident when applying for jobs. A series of sessions that will help you to approach...Interviews

You will be able to book a place to attend in person or watch the event as a live MS Teams stream.

Go to MyCareer and search for 'Wobble Week Careers Workshops' to book your place.

Portland Building or MS Teams

12pm - 1pm

Gaining Career Confidence for Arts Students

This friendly session 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. You will also start to think about what steps you can take to further your career confidence.

Join the session here

MS Teams

12pm - 3pm

Wobble Week at the QMC

The Support and Wellbeing team will be in the Medical School Foyer from 12pm with activities you can get involved with such as Write a letter to your future self, Wall of encouragement, Self-care cards and Free plants/cacti for you to look after.

Medical School Foyer, A Floor, Medical School.

12.30pm - 2pm

Men's Climbing 

To attend the above session, please create a PAYG membership and then email daniella.dutton@nottingham.ac.uk with the name of the preferred session. The session will then be loaded onto your student card and you'll be able to swipe in using the turnstiles at Reception.

* only one free session will be available, after this sessions will be £3 for non-members. Please note, sessions will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

To recognise Wobble Week taking place on week 6 of term, the challenge will require participants to walk 6,000 steps per day over a 7 day period (Monday 1 - Sunday 7 November), equalling 42,000 steps. All completers will be entered into a prize draw to win a Whittard's Hot Chocolate set.

Moves is a free app, and further information can be found online

David Ross Sports Village

2pm - 2.30pm

Wobble Week at The Law School

We will be in the LASS Atrium each day to answer any questions, deal with any queries, and generally be there to have a chat with anyone who might need a friendly ear.

We will also be introducing you to our ‘Wobble Wall’. Throughout the week you will find a board up with some notes in the LASS Atrium that will give you the opportunity to flag up worries or concerns anonymously. At the end of the week, we will look at the feedback and see if there is anything we can do to help. You can also take your chance with our lucky dip to see if you can bag yourself a little something in return!

LASS Atrium, University Park

12pm - 2pm

Felting/crafting session

Vet School Atrium, Sutton Bonington

5-6pm

Ultimate frisbee (indoor)

To attend the above session, please create a PAYG membership and then email daniella.dutton@nottingham.ac.uk with the name of the preferred session. The session will then be loaded onto your student card and you'll be able to swipe in using the turnstiles at Reception.

* only one free session will be available, after this sessions will be £3 for non-members. Please note, sessions will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

To recognise Wobble Week taking place on week 6 of term, the challenge will require participants to walk 6,000 steps per day over a 7 day period (Monday 1 - Sunday 7 November), equalling 42,000 steps. All completers will be entered into a prize draw to win a Whittard's Hot Chocolate set.

Moves is a free app, and further information can be found online

Jubilee Sports Centre

 

Tuesday 2 November

 Time Event information Location

10am - 3pm

Time Out to Take Care

 Taking time off studying to and learning to relax is important in enabling you to manage stress and "wobbles".

Activities include pebble painting, potting plants to a takeaway, bracelet making and refreshments.

This is a drop in event so please turn up when you can!

A01, The Exchange building, Jubilee Campus

10am - 3pm

Meaningful objects

To celebrate Wobble Week we are asking international students to share with us an image of an object that is special to you. We also want you to let us know why it is special. Familiar items with special importance to individuals can help them maintain a connection with home, or aspects of their lives that feel far away, and may bring comfort and evoke happy memories if they feel homesick.

All entries will be submitted into a prize draw for a chance to with either a £25.00, £15.00 or £10.00 amazon voucher.

If you are unable to attend in person, please email your photo with a short summary of why it’s important to you to Helen Coombes @ brzhcc@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk

This is a drop in event so please turn up when you can!

A01, The Exchange building, Jubilee Campus

10am - 11am

Criticality and argument in academic writing (STEM)

Join the Student Academic Skills for this study chat looking at understanding and applying criticality and argument.

If you have ever received feedback that tells you that you need to become less descriptive and more analytical or critical in your writing, then this is the session for you.  

Developing criticality and expressing an academic argument within your writing is a skill; this session will highlight key concepts that will help you develop this skill. 

How to join

Join the ScienceEngineering or Medicine and Health Sciences Moodle Hub to to join this session and browse other resources.

You will find the link for this session under 'Join a Study Chat' on the Moodle Hub for your Faculty.

 MS Teams

10am - 11am

Critical thinking and academic argument (Arts and Social Sciences)

Join the Student Academic Skills for this study chat looking at understanding and applying criticality and argument.

If you have ever received feedback that tells you that you need to become less descriptive and more analytical or critical in your writing, then this is the session for you.  

Developing criticality and expressing an academic argument within your writing is a skill; this session will highlight key concepts that will help you develop this skill. 

How to join

  1. Join the Study Chats Microsoft Team

  2. Select the 'Critical thinking and argument' channel

  3. Join the session at the start time

Visit the Arts Moodle Hub or Social Sciences Moodle Hub for more details of upcoming Study Chats and to find subject specific resources to support your studies.

 MS Teams

11.30am - 2.30pm

You are here!

Join the SB Support and Wellbeing team to see where our student population come from. Join in on the activity, 'What do you call.....' and send a message to a friend or family with a colour your own postcard.

Concourse of the Barn, Sutton Bonington

1pm - 1.30pm

Join Bioscience Peer Mentor Essi and bust the stress 

There are common scenarios and feelings new students go through that can be stressful. Join one of our student mentors on Teams this Tuesday at 1pm for some quick tips to help you "bust" the stress!" There is a a 5-star ratings survey to do before the session.

Join the session here

MS Teams

1pm - 2pm

 Feel confident when applying for jobs. A series of sessions that will help you to approach... CV and Cover Letters

You will be able to book a place to attend in person or watch the event as a live MS Teams stream.

Go to MyCareer and search for 'Wobble Week Careers Workshops' to book your place.

Portland building or MS Teams

2pm - 3.30pm

How to overcome Imposter Phenomenon

In the session we are going to uncover and talk about the all-too-common imposter phenomenon. Imposter phenomenon is the mindset that you don't deserve your accolades, doubting you abilities and feeling like a fraud that many soon to be graduates like yourself may be feeling. You will gain helpful insight and practical advice as well as hearing about our own experiences.

Book your place here

C12, Monica Partridge Building, University Park 

2pm - 2.30pm

What if I choose the wrong career option?

Deciding your future career path can be daunting and at times overwhelming - there's so much information and yet somehow so many unknowns. This 30 min workshop aims to help you deal with this challenge, and will include:

  • Strategies for choosing between options
  • Information that shows that if - worst case scenario - you end up going into a job you hate, it's actually completely fine and there's lot of positives you can still gain from the experience (including making a strong application for a job in a different industry).


Prior to attending this workshop, it is strongly recommended that you take a few minutes to review our Choosing Your Career pages, including having a go at our short Making Career Decisions interactive course.

Sign up here

link for the event on the day can be found here

MS Teams

2pm - 2.30pm

Wobble Week at The Law School

We will be in the LASS Atrium each day to answer any questions, deal with any queries, and generally be there to have a chat with anyone who might need a friendly ear.

We will also be introducing you to our ‘Wobble Wall’. Throughout the week you will find a board up with some notes in the LASS Atrium that will give you the opportunity to flag up worries or concerns anonymously. At the end of the week, we will look at the feedback and see if there is anything we can do to help. You can also take your chance with our lucky dip to see if you can bag yourself a little something in return!

5pm - 7pm

Yoga for Beginners

After a long day, come and join us in The Barn Dining Hall for a beginners yoga session. Bring your own mat and water.

Sign up via Microsoft forms

The Dining Hall, The Barn, Sutton Bonington

 

6.45pm - 7.45pm

Artistic Swimming

To attend the above session, please create a PAYG membership and then email daniella.dutton@nottingham.ac.uk with the name of the preferred session. The session will then be loaded onto your student card and you'll be able to swipe in using the turnstiles at Reception.

* only one free session will be available, after this sessions will be £3 for non-members. Please note, sessions will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

To recognise Wobble Week taking place on week 6 of term, the challenge will require participants to walk 6,000 steps per day over a 7 day period (Monday 1 - Sunday 7 November), equalling 42,000 steps. All completers will be entered into a prize draw to win a Whittard's Hot Chocolate set.

Moves is a free app, and further information can be found online

David Ross Sports Village

7pm - 9pm

Conversation Café: Why You Suck at (Uni) Life

What was the last conversation that changed your life?

The best conversations don't have to happen by accident. They can happen when we show up with our whole selves, when we are at both our most curious and our most brave. A Conversation Cafe is a gathering where we do just that.

Conversation Cafes are pop-up, safe spaces, where we talk face-to-face about what matters most. Through presentations, movement and interaction we curate brilliant conversations that might just change your life.

Sign up here

Oasis (A29 Portland Building, University Park)

7pm - 9.30pm

 

Great British Bake-Off

Bake, taste, view

Come and join us in The Nest to taste foods from last weeks ‘German’ week bakes, then cozy down to watch week 6 Bake-Off ‘Pastry Week’

The Nest, The Barn, Sutton Bonington

 

Wednesday 3 November

 Time Event information Location

Session times:

10.00am

11.00am

1.00pm

2.00pm

 Maps of meaning

An opportunity to explore maps.mapbb

Maps can symbolise our journey through life and exploring maps that represent special places can help us to connect with memories that support our health and wellbeing.

Come and meet with staff who can help you find those maps that have meaning for you.

You will have the chance to annotate blank campus maps and draw your own 'Map of Meaning' based on your experiences at University.

You will also have the opportunity to study maps of your local area which links to your own sense of place and identity.

To book, please fill out this form

ERC, Lower ground floor Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park

11am - 12pm

 Meditation workshop with the Nottingham Buddist Centre

Come and join the Nottingham Buddist Centre as they run a session on practicing meditation and mindfulness in moments of stress and anxiety. The workshop will also provide you with techniques on how to support yourself in the future.

To sign up, please go here

Law and Social Sciences Building, University Park

11am - 1pm

Study With Us online focused work session

Join this online study session with students from across the University. We use the Pomodoro technique which divides work into 25-minute chunks with 5-minute breaks in between, to help you to focus. Just bring along some reading or writing that you want to concentrate on.

Join the Study With Us Team to keep up to date with sessions: Study With Us team

MS Teams

1pm - 2.30pm

Embroidery for Beginners

Time to sit, chill relax and chat during your lunch-break and learn a new skill. Seed stitching activity on small canvas pouches No experience necessary

The Nest, The Barn, Sutton Bonington

1pm - 3.30pm

Chatty Wednesday: Science and Engineering Postgraduate Taught Students Drop-in 

Join us in the Faculty of Engineering Taught Postgraduate Hub (Coates Building, room C01) for a hot drink and a chat. Open between 1.00 and 3.30pm, this will be a friendly and relaxed space for you to meet and chat to staff and fellow postgraduate taught students from a range of courses. Open to all postgraduate taught students (MSc, MArch and PGCert) students in both the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering.

To access the room, enter the Coates building and use staircase 1 (signposted). The room is on C floor, at the top of the staircase. 

2pm - 3pm

 Meditation workshop with the Nottingham Buddist Centre

Come and join the Nottingham Buddist Centre as they run a session on practicing meditation and mindfulness in moments of stress and anxiety. The workshop will also provide you with techniques on how to support yourself in the future.

To sign up, please go here

Law and Social Sciences Building, University Park

2pm - 3.30pm

 Peer Mentor led walk – Sutton Bonington  

Join a couple of our student mentors on the Wednesday for a relaxed walk down into Sutton Bonington village. If you haven’t yet explored or simply want to know more about the amenities and sites in the area, we’d love you to join us, either in person, or on teams as we will live stream the walk. Meeting at the farmers market bandstand for a 2pm start; hope to see you there!” 

Farmer Market Bandstand, Sutton Bonington

2pm - 2.30pm

Wobble Week at The Law School

We will be in the LASS Atrium each day to answer any questions, deal with any queries, and generally be there to have a chat with anyone who might need a friendly ear.

We will also be introducing you to our ‘Wobble Wall’. Throughout the week you will find a board up with some notes in the LASS Atrium that will give you the opportunity to flag up worries or concerns anonymously. At the end of the week, we will look at the feedback and see if there is anything we can do to help. You can also take your chance with our lucky dip to see if you can bag yourself a little something in return!

LASS Atrium, University Park

3.30pm - 4.30pm

 Feel confident when applying for jobs. A series of sessions that will help you to approach... Application forms

You will be able to book a place to attend in person or watch the event as a live MS Teams stream.

Go to MyCareer and search for 'Wobble Week Careers Workshops' to book your place.

Portland Building or MS Teams

4pm - late

Library Games Night


Press pause on your studies and take a break with our Library Games Night

Drop-in to our libraries on your own or with friends to explore our collection of games, puzzles, colouring sheets, crafts and more. Each library has a different selection of games including Bananagrams, Lego, Dobble and Cobra Paw.

 

 All libraries excluding Music and Manuscripts and Special Collections.

7pm - 9pm

Board games and Cake

Join us for a night of board games and cakes! What’s not to like!

The Nest, The Barn, Sutton Bonington

7pm - 9pm

 

 

Karate

To attend the above session, please create a PAYG membership and then email daniella.dutton@nottingham.ac.uk with the name of the preferred session. The session will then be loaded onto your student card and you'll be able to swipe in using the turnstiles at Reception.

* only one free session will be available, after this sessions will be £3 for non-members. Please note, sessions will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

To recognise Wobble Week taking place on week 6 of term, the challenge will require participants to walk 6,000 steps per day over a 7 day period (Monday 1 - Sunday 7 November), equalling 42,000 steps. All completers will be entered into a prize draw to win a Whittard's Hot Chocolate set.

Moves is a free app, and further information can be found online

David Ross Sports Village

 

 

Thursday 4 November

 Time Event information Location
10am - 11am

Planning and structuring an essay (STEM)

Join the Student Academic Skills to explore planning essays from choosing a question to submission.

How to join

Join the ScienceEngineering or Medicine and Health Sciences Moodle Hub to join this session and browse useful resources.

You will find the link for this session under 'Join a Study Chat' on the Moodle Hub for your Faculty.

MS Teams 

10am - 11am

Planning and structuring an essay (Arts and Social Sciences)

Join the Student Academic Skills for this study chat looking at how to plan and structure your essays.

How to join

  1. Join the Study Chats Microsoft Team

  2. Select the 'Planning an essay' channel

  3. Join the session at the start time

Visit the Arts Moodle Hub or Social Sciences Moodle Hub for more details of upcoming Study Chats and to find subject specific resources to support your studies.

 MS Teams

11am start

SAS Conversation Café: talking about the British education system

An opportunity to practise speaking English in a friendly online space

What is it?

At this online event, staff will start a conversation about a topic related to life in the UK. You are welcome to contribute your thoughts and ideas on the topic. We then go into break out rooms to have conversations in smaller groups. The topic for the conversation is: the British education system.

How do I join?

Join the Conversation Café Team where you will find meetings. You can join the Conversation Café team using this link.

MS Teams

12pm start

Study Chat – Your motivation

Live online sessions with the Student Academic Skills team

Our live Study Chat sessions introduce you to a range of academic skill strategies and tools, to help you to study smarter. Study Chats last one hour and are open to all students. You can join us on:

Click here to join the meeting

MS Teams

1pm - 2pm

Bird feeder ball making

 

A29 Vet School, Sutton Bonington

2pm - 2.30pm

Wobble Week at The Law School

We will be in the LASS Atrium each day to answer any questions, deal with any queries, and generally be there to have a chat with anyone who might need a friendly ear.

We will also be introducing you to our ‘Wobble Wall’. Throughout the week you will find a board up with some notes in the LASS Atrium that will give you the opportunity to flag up worries or concerns anonymously. At the end of the week, we will look at the feedback and see if there is anything we can do to help. You can also take your chance with our lucky dip to see if you can bag yourself a little something in return!

LASS Atrium, University Park

6pm-7pm

Women's Futsal

To attend the above session, please create a PAYG membership and then email daniella.dutton@nottingham.ac.uk with the name of the preferred session. The session will then be loaded onto your student card and you'll be able to swipe in using the turnstiles at Reception.

* only one free session will be available, after this sessions will be £3 for non-members. Please note, sessions will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

 Moves+ Challenge

To recognise Wobble Week taking place on week 6 of term, the challenge will require participants to walk 6,000 steps per day over a 7 day period (Monday 1 - Sunday 7 November), equalling 42,000 steps. All completers will be entered into a prize draw to win a Whittard's Hot Chocolate set.

Moves is a free app, and further information can be found online

David Ross Sports Centre

 

Friday 5 November

 Time Event information Location

2pm - 2.30pm

Wobble Week at The Law School

We will be in the LASS Atrium each day to answer any questions, deal with any queries, and generally be there to have a chat with anyone who might need a friendly ear.

We will also be introducing you to our ‘Wobble Wall’. Throughout the week you will find a board up with some notes in the LASS Atrium that will give you the opportunity to flag up worries or concerns anonymously. At the end of the week, we will look at the feedback and see if there is anything we can do to help. You can also take your chance with our lucky dip to see if you can bag yourself a little something in return!

5pm - 7.30pm

Conversation Cafe

Come and join us to chat and share your University experiences so far.

Free to all SB students

5.30pm - 6.30pm

Men's climbing

To attend the above session, please create a PAYG membership and then email daniella.dutton@nottingham.ac.uk with the name of the preferred session. The session will then be loaded onto your student card and you'll be able to swipe in using the turnstiles at Reception.

* only one free session will be available, after this sessions will be £3 for non-members. Please note, sessions will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

 Moves+ Challenge

To recognise Wobble Week taking place on week 6 of term, the challenge will require participants to walk 6,000 steps per day over a 7 day period (Monday 1 - Sunday 7 November), equalling 42,000 steps. All completers will be entered into a prize draw to win a Whittard's Hot Chocolate set.

Moves is a free app, and further information can be found online

7pm-8pm

Handball

To attend the above session, please create a PAYG membership and then email daniella.dutton@nottingham.ac.uk with the name of the preferred session. The session will then be loaded onto your student card and you'll be able to swipe in using the turnstiles at Reception.

* only one free session will be available, after this sessions will be £3 for non-members. Please note, sessions will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

 Moves+ Challenge

To recognise Wobble Week taking place on week 6 of term, the challenge will require participants to walk 6,000 steps per day over a 7 day period (Monday 1 - Sunday 7 November), equalling 42,000 steps. All completers will be entered into a prize draw to win a Whittard's Hot Chocolate set.

Moves is a free app, and further information can be found online

David Ross Sports Village

 

Sunday 7 November

 Time Event information Location

5pm - 6pm

 Ultimate (Outdoor)

To attend the above session, please create a PAYG membership and then email daniella.dutton@nottingham.ac.uk with the name of the preferred session. The session will then be loaded onto your student card and you'll be able to swipe in using the turnstiles at Reception.

* only one free session will be available, after this sessions will be £3 for non-members. Please note, sessions will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

 Moves+ Challenge

To recognise Wobble Week taking place on week 6 of term, the challenge will require participants to walk 6,000 steps per day over a 7 day period (Monday 1 - Sunday 7 November), equalling 42,000 steps. All completers will be entered into a prize draw to win a Whittard's Hot Chocolate set.

Moves is a free app, and further information can be found online

Sutton Bonington Sports Centre 

7pm - 10pm

 Girls' Night In

Girls' Night In is back after an 18 month break!

Join us for a great evening of fun, fitness and freebies - we've got loads of activities for you to try from dodgeball to mixed martial arts (MMA) and women's rugby to wheelchair basketball, there will be music, refreshments, giveaways and craft activities available!  


Girls' Night In is absolutely free - you don't need a UoN sport and fitness membership. This event is open to all female students and those who identify as female at the University of Nottingham.

Please pre-register via our online form. Anyone who pre-registers (before midnight on Saturday 6 November) and attends will be entered into a prize draw to win a Kindle!

David Ross Sports Village