Wobble Week 2022

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Wobble Week

 

Monday 31 October - Friday 4 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.

 

Student Life

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 2023 assessment period is 12pm Wednesday 9th November 2022 . 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!

Sweet Treat decorating competition, open to all!

Open from Friday 28 October - Thursday 10 November

Whether you are a frosting connoisseur, icing extraordinaire or total novice with a piping bag, all are welcome to enter our Halloween themed cake and biscuit decorating competition.

The cake/biscuit can be shop bought or home baked, we just want you to offer your best sweet treats adorned with scary, spooky, and spectacular designs to be in with a chance of winning a Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera including film. Several runners up prizes of wellbeing journals, better sleep guides and t-shirts will also be available.

 To enter:

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

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

2. Do all this before Thursday 10th November 12pm.

4. The sweet treat pictures will be judged, and the winner(s) will be announced week beginning 14 November!

Open to all students

 
 

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

Would you like to improve your academic and/or communication skills? For information about CELE, please click here.

Being active is about finding out what works for you. That could be a short walk in the park, a beginner sport session or a fitness challenge. Find your 'active' today through Get Active - Just Play

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

 

Events running throughout Wobble Week

Event informationLocation

ResX events

Follow ResX Calendar of Events Residential Experience - The University of Nottingham to keep up to date with everything that is going on for Wobble Week in University and Partner Halls of Residence.

Events include Halloween Party on the Downs, Trick or Treating, Halloween Biscuit decorating (as part of the HealthyU competition) Knit and natter, plant pot decorating and a charity fire walk!

 For further information you can email the ResX team on resx@nottingham.ac.uk

 Various locations 

Wobble Week Healthy brew and chat in George Green Library 

We encourage students to make a brew for fellow student and talk about their wellbeing. 

Students are prompted to come and take a couple of tea bags and collect information about wellbeing support and resources at the university. 

George Green Library – Ground floor – East exit, University Park

 Career Wellbeing – online resource 

Thinking about your career, applying for jobs, and being at work can be exciting and rewarding, but sometimes these activities can present challenges and might be a source of stress or anxiety. This online resource explores some of the things that might cause you concern and provides helpful insight and advice, alongside ideas and inspiration to support your career wellbeing. 

 There are three sections within the resource that focus on different career activities: 

  • Section 1 – looking after your wellbeing when exploring career options 

  • Section 2 – looking after your wellbeing when applying for jobs and taking part in recruitment activities 

  • Section 3 – looking after your wellbeing at work (including part-time work, internships, placements or volunteering) 

Dip in wherever you please and use the resources that are relevant to your needs, or work through the content as a Nottingham Advantage Award module.

Go to Moodle to access the online resource

Moodle, Online

My Community and Me’ Faculty of Arts Photo Competition 

Upload your chosen photo to Padlet for the theme – ‘My Community and Me’. You can also choose your favourite by clicking like heart! The winner will win a £30 voucher and the runner-up will win a £20 voucher!

Click on this Padlet link to add your photo for the competition! By doing so, you are also consenting for this photo to be used by the Arts Faculty for student communications such as the newsletter, Moodle Community Hubs and social media. 

 Padlet, Online
 

Thursday 27 October

6pm  start

Movie and Pizza night organised by Sociology society 

A movie night for first years to make friends and raise awareness for their welfare in a relaxed environment. There will be a variety of free pizza and a chance to get to know the sociology committee and other students who study similar subjects to you. We will be watching the film Grown-ups which is available to watch on Netflix 

Book your free ticket here

University Park

Further information sent when you book.

 

Sunday 30 October

 Time Event information Location
7pm - 10pm

Girls Night In

Girls' Night In is BACK! 


Join us on 30th October at David Ross Sports Village for a great evening of fun, fitness and freebies - we've got loads of activities for you to try with music, refreshments, giveaways and dance workshops available! 

A full timetable of both events are available on the UoN Sport website and social media! 

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.

Anyone who pre-registers (before midnight on Saturday 22nd October) and attends the event will be entered into a prize draw to win an Instax Mini 11 Camera and Film! 

Register for the event here

David Ross Sports Village, University Park
 

Monday 31 October

 Time Event information Location

10am - 11am

Study Club

Looking for a study buddy? Join us for a study session where you can meet other students. We’ll also be sharing handy study tips, tools and strategies to help you reach your study goals.

Hallward Library, University Park

11am - 2pm

Wobble Week with Support and Wellbeing @ Sutton Bonington

Drop by for some refreshments and a chat on everything wellbeing and/or just to say hello. Lots of resources to top up our wellbeing.  

Information, resources and activities to help develop a sense of belonging and reflect on our wellbeing. Information on sleep, health eating and support at the university. Activities include playing Jenga, self-care postcards, arts and crafts, food, cups of tea/coffee. 

Concourse, The Barn, Sutton Bonington

12pm -1pm

Artefacts in Libraries

Ever wanted to get hands on experience with ancient artefacts? Our very own University Museum will be visiting our libraries with a selection of historical artefacts for you to handle.

Djanogly Learning Resource Centre

12pm -2pm

Halloween Craft Session

School of Mathematical Sciences students can join in with a Halloween themed drop in craft session in the atrium. All sorts of things are on offer such as origami, stone painting, decoration, bunting making and more. An opportunity to take a break from studying with fellow students and decorate to your heart's content.

Mathematical Sciences Atrium

 

Tuesday 1 November

 Time Event information Location

11am - 2pm

Wobble Week with Support and Wellbeing

Calling all students in the Schools of Medicine, Health Sciences!

Come and join the Support & Wellbeing for a break away from your studies, a chance to reflect on your wellbeing and find out about the services that can help. There’ll be a space to unwind with some mindful colouring and opportunities to send a postcard to a friend or family member + lots more! Our support & wellbeing staff will also be on hand to answer any questions you might have about wellbeing at the University and offer some guidance on the different services available to help.

QMC Medical School Foyer, floor A

11am - 2pm

Wobble Week with Support and Wellbeing

Calling all students in the Schools of Life Sciences and Biosciences!

Come and join the Support & Wellbeing for a break away from your studies, a chance to reflect on your wellbeing and find out about the services that can help. There’ll be a space to unwind with some mindful colouring and opportunities to send a postcard to a friend or family member + lots more! Our support & wellbeing staff will also be on hand to answer any questions you might have about wellbeing at the University and offer some guidance on the different services available to help.

Foyer of the Life Sciences building, University Park

11.30am - 1.30pm

Meet Ruby and Bertie, our Therapy Support Dogs!


Ιf you find yourself in need of a cuddle, the world's foremost experts in cuddling, Ruby and Bertie, will be at Computer Science Building' s Atrium, on the 1st of November (Tuesday) from 11.30am-1.30pm.

During the event, a collection box will be placed, and donations can be made to Nottingham Hospitals Charity. Let’s make the difference!

Sign up to the free event here

Computer Science Building, Atrium. Jubliee Campus

7pm - 8pm

Online Talk by Hearing Dogs

Online

 

Wednesday 2 November

 Time Event information Location

10am - 4pm

Map activity and free goody bags!

The Schools of English, CLAS and Humanities invite students to come and collect a free goody bag which includes hot chocolate/ herbal tea, snacks and leaflets from student services for mental health support and signposting.

There will be an opportunity to chat about where you live, sharing similarities or differences with other students about your community.

School of English Common Room, Trent A90, University Park

Atrium, Humanities, University Park

10.30am - 12pm

Overcome concerns over Academic and Communication Skills workshop @ Jubilee Campus

Drop in to our workshop where you can discuss your concerns over any academic and communication skills with our experienced English for Academic Purposes tutors from Centre for English Language Education, School of Education. You will also receive useful advice and resources on how to achieve your academic potential in your degree study.

Would you like to improve your academic and/or communication skills? For information about CELE, please click here.

A21, Si Yuan Building, Jubilee Campus

10.30am - 12pm

Overcome concerns over Academic and Communication Skills @ University Park

Drop in to our workshop where you can discuss your concerns over any academic and communication skills with our experienced English for Academic Purposes tutors from Centre for English Language Education, School of Education. You will also receive useful advice and resources on how to achieve your academic potential in your degree study.

Would you like to improve your academic and/or communication skills? For information about CELE, please click here.

Open to all students

B16, Trent Building, University Park 

11am - 12pm

Beatfeet drumming workshop

Come along to this free interactive drumming workshop, it's a chance to try a new skill and meet your fellow PGRs in a fun environment!  

Book your free place here

Open to Postgraduate Researcher 

Studio A, New Theatre, University Park

12pm - 4pm

Mindful Craft

We welcome all students to join us in the Law and Social Sciences Atrium, to get crafty with us! Canvas bags, bunting and all sorts of things will be ready for you to flex your creative muscles, have a space to be mindful and decorate to your heart's content. Students will be able to take their creations away, but we would also like to display your bunting around the building, so would appreciate your efforts. Not really that arty? No problem, just come down to enjoy a moment of calm with a cuppa!

To sign up, please go here

Law and Social Sciences Atrium, University Park

12pm - 1pm

Wellbeing Cafe

Hot drinks, cake, freebies, mindfulness activities and a comfortable environment to take a break and meet new people or just hang around with Wellbeing staff.

Activities include planting plants, pebble decorating and bead making.

Open to all students from Business, Computer Science and Education

Exchange Atrium, Jubilee Campus

12pm - 1pm

Artefacts in libraries

Ever wanted to get hands on experience with ancient artefacts? Our very own University Museum will be visiting our libraries with a selection of historical artefacts for you to handle.

Hallward Library, University Park

1pm - 2pm

Study Club

Looking for a study buddy? Join us for a study session where you can meet other students. We’ll also be sharing handy study tips, tools and strategies to help you reach your study goals.

Business Library, Jubilee Campus

1pm - 2.30pm

Relax, chat, some colouring and quizzes... and cake!

This is just a quiet activity for students to relax and meet other students.

An opportunity to chill out, where students can sit, do puzzles, adult colouring etc.

Refreshments will be provided.

Room A01, School of Pharmacy, University Park

1.30pm - 3pm

Mindfulness Walk

Join the School of Education for a mindfulness walk from Jubilee campus around Wollaton Park, come along and enjoy the fresh air and time away from university stresses while focusing on yourself and your own wellbeing. Refreshments will be provided for you to enjoy when you return and you can continue to chat and make connections with other students and have the opportunity to speak to members of our wellbeing team to find out what support is available.

Please register for this free event here

Open to all students

Starting and returning to Dearing Building Atrium, Jubilee Campus

2pm - 4pm

Culture, Cake and Chat

International Students - How are you settling into UK life and studying?

You are warmly invited to join us at the Wobble Week, Culture Cake and Chat event. An opportunity to meet other international students, share your experiences, enjoy tea and cake together and find out about support services available to you.

2pm: Talk on culture shock

2.30pm - 4pm: Drop in anytime for tea, cake and culture chat and a chance to share your experiences if you wish

Oasis, A29, Portland Building, University Park

5pm

Chemistry LGBTQIA+ Network Event

Activities include board games and refreshments followed by a talk on Inclusivity by Andy Nortcliffe

Please click on this link to register for the free event

Chemistry Building, University Park.

 

5pm 

Sip n’ Paint organised by People of Colour in Engineering Society  

 In honour of Wobble Week, PIEsoc are hosting a Sip n' Paint Night. Where our members and Non-members can come, paint, drink some mocktails and chill whilst enjoying each other's company. THIS EVENT WILL BE NON-ALCOHOLIC. Tickets are free for members and £2 for Non-members.

Book your free ticket here*

University Park

Further information sent when you book.

7pm - 9pm

Library Games Night

Take a break with a fun lunchtime gaming session, it’s the perfect way to unwind! We’ll even have refreshments too. 

George Green Library, University Park

 

Thursday 3 November

 Time Event information Location

11.30am - 1.30 pm

Therapy Dogs Visit School of Physics 

Come and meet Ruby and Bertie. During the two-hour session students are invited to play with, cuddle and feed the dogs.

Book your free place here

School of Physics, University Park.

Further information sent when you book.

12.30pm - 2pm

Imposter Phenomenon

Imposter phenomenon is the feeling that you don't deserve your accolades, doubting your abilities and feeling like a fraud that many new university students 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

University Park, Portland Building, D37 Careers Event Space 

5-7 pm

Get Involved, Stay Connected!

The Faculty of science are running an informal social event to give Science students the opportunity to talk to Student Experience staff about societies and clubs they can join and how they can sign-up, get involved and stay connected. 

To book your place, e-mail pc-esescience@nottingham.ac.uk

University Park, B23 Physics Building

 7pm

Conversation Cafe - 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 and discussion we curate brilliant conversations that might just change your life.

The Cafe will be an excellent opportunity to meet new friends, be heard and learn new ideas together.

Book your free place here

Portland Building, University Park

Further information sent when you book.

8pm

Wobble week Movie Night and pizza organised by Polo Club 

 A chilled, sober movie night with free pizza.  

Hoping to encourage integration between Sutton Bonington and University Park students. 

Sign up to the event here

 University Park

Further information sent when you book.

 

8pm

Relax & Chat organised by Blowsoc 

Smaller events will be happening throughout Wobble Week for Blowsoc members, culminating in this wellbeing evening designed for new and existing members to integrate, chat, enjoy some down time and relax. Snacks and drinks will be available, there will be some mindful activities and wellbeing packs to take away. 

Free tickets need to be purchased on the SU Website

Music Rehearsal Hall, University Park
 

Friday 4 November

 Time Event information Location

11am-11.30am

30 minute HIIT taster

Beginners 30-minute high intensity interval training to give you a full body workout. The class will combine different body movements in short periods of explosive exercise with brief periods of recovery. All exercises will be adapted for low impact.

To book: Call Cripps Health Centre on 0115 846888 or email nnicb-nn.c84023@nhs.net

Cripps Health Centre, University Park

12 pm - 2pm

Library Games Lunch

Take a break with a fun lunchtime gaming session, it’s the perfect way to unwind! We’ll even have refreshments too.

Hallward Library, University Park

2.30 pm - 3.30 pm

Yoga Taster

Accessible, beginners' yoga class including slow, gentle movements, stretching, breathing and meditation. Come in comfortable clothes that allow you to move. Mats available, if you have a blanket bring it along for extra comfort.

To book: call Cripps Health Centre on 0115 8468888 or e-mail nnicb-nn.c84023@nhs.net

Cripps Health Centre, University Park

 

Monday 14 November

 Time Event information Location

6pm - 8pm

Pottery painting organised by MEDSOC 

 A discounted pottery painting social. Students can unwind by embracing their artistic side and creating their own Pinterest-style pottery designs; they can paint anything from plates and mugs to figurines. 

Free tickets need to be purchased on the SU Website

 Beeston 

Further information sent when you book