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Join us for six months of HealthyU

A healthy mind and body are important to good wellbeing , enjoying life and getting the most out of your study. Our six-month  health improvement campaign encourages us as individuals and a community to be proactive about our wellbeing. A healthy collective means a healthy university and you can impact positively on others wellbeing, as well as your own.


There are six themes to help support you to improve your mental health and wellbeing, You will be able to access health and wellbeing information and a range of activities for you to get involved in.


Each month we will be highlighting one theme. Look below to find out about the events, activities and competitions.


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The University Counselling Service are offering workshops. For more information about what's happening, click here

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February

February 
 Date/Time Event Information LocationTheme
17 Feb - 2 March

Give & Receive - Instagram challenge

Make an Instagram post which shows/represents an act of kindness - either given or received. Use #RAOkuon

Entries made from 17th February (Random Acts of Kindness Day) to 2nd March will be in with a chance to win an Instax instant camera.

Open to all students and staff

Instagram  Give

Mon 5 Feb

2pm - 3.30pm

Counselling workshop

Perfectionism and Procrastination workshop 

Open to all students - book a place here

MS Teams

 Take Notice

Mon 5 Feb

6.30 pm

Light Up the Night

SASS invites you to join them by lighting up the night in solidarity with survivors of sexual violence. The event will include refreshments and speeches from fellow students. Head over to SASS’s Instagram to learn more @uonsass. Glass Painting- For anyone who wants a calm, safe space during this week, come and paint a glass with us to take home. It's free and is first come, first serve.

Open to all students - no need to book, just turn up

Portland Steps

Take Notice/Connect

Tues 6 Feb

5pm - 7pm

Glass Painting

For anyone who wants a calm, safe space during this week, come and paint a glass with us to take home. It's free and is first come, first serve.

Open to all students - no need to book, just turn up

The Atrium (C Floor, Portland Building)

Take Notice/Connect

Wed 7 feb

5pm - 7pm

Therapeutic Art Therapy

Hosted by Sexpression, , this event is carried out by an art psychotherapist and will feature hands on art activities centred around the theme of self care and wellbeing. 

Open to all students - Head over to Sexpression’s Instagram to sign up to the event @sexpression.nottingham.

Monica Partridge E02 Take Notice/Connect

Thurs 8 Feb

5pm - 7pm

 

Prima Facie film screening

We will be screening the national theatre’s production of Prima Facie starring Jodie Comer, which is about a lawyer working within the criminal justice system who experiences sexual violence. It's free and is first come, first serve. Please be aware this play deals with themes that may be upsetting for some, including references to sex, violence, and rape.

Open to all students - no need to book, just turn up

Physics B21 Take Notice/Connect

Fri 9 Feb

2.30pm - 4.30pm

Expert Panel Event

We are joined by a panel of experts in the field of Sexual Violence to hear about the different services survivors and victims can access and what happens when they disclose an incident or make a report to the police. Our panel includes representatives from Nottinghamshire Police Rape and Serious Sexual Offences unit, the Crown Prosecution Service Rape and Serious Sexual Offences team and specialist support services.

The panel will share some of their most asked questions, barriers they face and provide clarity on common areas of confusion. 

They will be answering your questions from the anonymous question portal, opened at the beginning of the week, and any that come through during this event. 

To submit your question to the panel, please copy this link into your browser:  https://forms.office.com/e/71NfLPutS6 

Open to all students and staff - register here

MS Teams  Take Notice

Fri 9 Feb

6pm - 8.30pm

Crafting Change 

A Women’s Solidarity Event on Craftivism, Spoken Word and Sexual Violence.

An evening of spoken word, banner making, and activism to share solidarity for women experiences of sexual violence.

The event is open to women and allies of all genders.

The Loft, City Take Notice

Tues 13 Feb

11.30am - 2pm

Volunteering Careers Fair

Do you want to work or volunteer with a charity? The brand new Volunteering Careers Fair is a chance to meet charities and voluntary groups and hear about their opportunities. Come along and get inspired.

Open to all students - no need to book, just turn up

Welcome Zone, Portland Building, University Park Give

Wed 14 Feb

1pm - 2.30pm

Sober Sip and Paint

Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week is here February 12-16. The aim of this campaign is to raise awareness about drug and alcohol use so you can feel informed and supported. At UoNSU we have a harm reduction policy, which means we’re committed to sharing information that limits the harmful effects of drug and alcohol misuse and creating a culture around drugs and alcohol that is healthy and safe. This week will be centred around safety, support and information which means you can find out specific harm reduction information, how drugs and alcohol may affect your mental health and support for drug and alcohol misuse and addiction. We know that at university, there can be a lot of peer pressure to drink and so we will also be hosting a sober ‘Sip and Paint’ and encouraging Student Groups to run their own sober events.

Open to all students - no need to book, just turn up

The Studio (A Floor, Portland Building, near Subway) Take Notice/Keep Learning

Wed 14 Feb

1pm - 2pm

Counselling workshop

Managing anxiety and stress

Open to all students - book a place here

University Park Campus Nottingham

 Take Notice

Thurs 15 Feb

1pm - 1.30pm

Counselling workshop

Breathe here now - Mindfulness for students

Open to all students - book a place here

University Park Campus Nottingham

Take Notice

Thurs 15 Feb

All day

Random Act of Kindness Week giveaway in libraries

Are you visiting our university libraries on Thursday 15 February to study or pick up a book? You may just find a free goodie bag. To mark Random Acts of Kindness Week and the HealthyU, HealthyUs, HealthyUniversity campaign, the Libraries team will be hiding goodie bags across seven libraries. The bags are limited in number and are first come, first served. In the bags are Hallward Library tote bag and notebook, stationery, sleepy time tea bag and more. Found a bag? Tag us on #UoNLibraries on Instagram.

Open to all students - fist come, first served!

Business, Djanogly LRC, George Green, Greenfield Medical, Hallward, James Cameron-Gifford and Music libraries

Give

Thurs 15 Feb

2pm - 3.30pm

The Bereavement Journey Programme

Loss needs to be processed for our physical and mental health and wellbeing. Unresolved grief can also affect our attitudes, relationships and attainment. The Bereavement Journey is a place to talk - 7 online Sessions of films and discussion for anyone, whether grieving a death now, or wanting to explore a previous bereavement that may be unresolved.

Attendance is recommended for all the Sessions. It is most beneficial to attend at least a few weeks after the death - ideally after the funeral, but this is not essential and The Bereavement Journey can benefit those in anticipatory grief, also pregnancy loss.

Open to bereaved students and staffSign up here

Online

Take Notice

Mon 19 Feb

All day

Random Acts of Kindness Scavenger Hunt

Look out for some freebies around Sutton Bonington Campus to make you smile, and pass the kindness on!

Open to all students - just turn up

Across Sutton Bonington Campus

Give

Mon 19 Feb

8.30am - 10.30am

Random Acts of Kindness Crafting Session

Join us at the Breakfast Club to get creative and make something special for yourself or to share with others as part of Random Act of Kindness Week! You can choose to paint a pebble with a positive design or make a badge to brighten up someone's day.

Open to all students - just turn up

The Atrium, Exchange Building Jubilee Campus

Give

Tues 20 Feb

11.30am - 1.30pm

Random Acts of Kindness Crafting Session

Join us to get creative and make something special for yourself or to share with others as part of Random Act of Kindness Week! You can choose to paint a pebble with a positive design or make a badge to brighten up someone's day.

Open to all students - just turn up

Liberation Hub, Floor C, Portland Building, University Park

Give

Tues 20 Feb

12 - 2pm

Understanding Assessment Feedback

A masterclass session to understand common challenges mature students can face. This session is hosted by a specialist service from the university. 

Open to all mature students - book a place here

B04 in George Green Library   Keep Learning

Wed 21 Feb

1pm - 2pm

Counselling workshop

Managing perfectionism & procrastination

Open to all students - book a place here

MS Teams Take Notice

Wed 21 Feb

5pm - 7pm

Clinic X on Tour

The Health Shop is offering free sexual health testing (chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV and syphilis), giveaways and advice for people who are trans and/or gender diverse.

Find out more about Clinic XPDF file icon

Open to all trans and gender diverse students - no need to book, just turn up

Wellbeing Hub, Portland Building, University Park Take Notice

Thurs 22 Feb

2pm - 3.30pm

The Bereavement Journey Programme

Loss needs to be processed for our physical and mental health and wellbeing. Unresolved grief can also affect our attitudes, relationships and attainment. The Bereavement Journey is a place to talk - 7 online Sessions of films and discussion for anyone, whether grieving a death now, or wanting to explore a previous bereavement that may be unresolved.

Attendance is recommended for all the Sessions. It is most beneficial to attend at least a few weeks after the death - ideally after the funeral, but this is not essential and The Bereavement Journey can benefit those in anticipatory grief, also pregnancy loss.

Sign up here

Open to bereaved students and staff

 Online  Take Notice

Tues 27 Feb

12 - 2pm

 

Mature Student Socials

Come along to a mature student social to meet or catch up with other mature students. All socials include free food, non-alcoholic drinks and a selection of games and crafting activities. Find out more

Open to all mature students - No need to book, just turn up!

Harpers Bar in the Barn, Sutton Bonington Campus  Connect

Wed 28 Feb

11.30am - 1.30pm

Random Acts of Kindness Crafting Session

Join us to get creative and make something special for yourself or to share with others as part of Random Act of Kindness Week! You can choose to paint a pebble with a positive design or make a badge to brighten up someone's day.

Open to all students - just turn up

The Hive Bar, The Barn, Sutton Bonington Campus  Give

Wed 28 Feb

1pm - 3pm

Financial Advice and Money Management

A masterclass session to understand common challenges mature students can face. This session is hosted by a specialist service from the university. 

Open to all mature students book a place here

A01 in Physics
Building
 Keep Learning

Thurs 29 Feb

2pm - 3.30 pm

The Bereavement Journey Programme

Loss needs to be processed for our physical and mental health and wellbeing. Unresolved grief can also affect our attitudes, relationships and attainment. The Bereavement Journey is a place to talk - 7 online Sessions of films and discussion for anyone, whether grieving a death now, or wanting to explore a previous bereavement that may be unresolved.

Attendance is recommended for all the Sessions. It is most beneficial to attend at least a few weeks after the death - ideally after the funeral, but this is not essential and The Bereavement Journey can benefit those in anticipatory grief, also pregnancy loss.

Open to bereaved students and staff Sign up here

 Online  Take Notice

Thurs 29 Feb

4.30pm - 5.30pm

Schwartz Rounds

Schwartz Rounds provide a structured forum where all staff, clinical and non-clinical, come together regularly to discuss the emotional and social aspects of working in healthcare. The purpose of Rounds is to explore the challenges and rewards that are intrinsic to providing care, not to solve problems or to focus on the clinical aspects of patient care.

Find out more

Open to all students 

C1071, Medical School Connect
 

 

March

March 

 Date/Time Event Information LocationTheme

Mon 4 - 9 March

Empower Week

Empower is a collaborative campaign of targeted sessions and events to focus on tackling common barriers faced by female and non-binary UoN students to participate in physical activity, exercise, and sport. 

Open to female identifying students only - sign up here

David Ross Sport Village and Jubilee Sport Centre Take Notice/ Be Active

Mon 4 March

12 - 2pm

Mature Student Socials

Come along to a mature student social to meet or catch up with other mature students. All socials include free food, non-alcoholic drinks and a selection of games and crafting activities. Find out more

Open to mature students - No need to book, just turn up!

 B1067, Medical School (QMC)  Connect

Tues 5 March

12pm - 2pm

National Student Money Week

National Student Money Week runs from 4-8 March 2024. Stalls will be held across campuses during the week with information, signposting, top tips and a competition!

Open to all students - no need to book, just turn up

C Floor Portland Building University Park

 Take Notice

Wed 6 March

12pm - 2pm

National Student Money Week

National Student Money Week runs from 4-8 March 2024. Stalls will be held across campuses during the week with information, signposting, top tips and a competition!

Open to all students - no need to book, just turn up

Student Service Centre, Exchange Building, Jubilee Campus  Take Notice

Wed 6 March

2pm - 3.30pm

Money Matters

Ever wondered about: Expected salary with your degree? Budgeting during your job search and when you have a job? What employers think about you asking questions on money? How and when to negotiate your salary? How to research a company's approach to pay transparency? This event, in collaboration with the Careers and Employability Service and the University’s Funding and Financial Support team, offers practical advice for financially informed career decisions and money management post-graduation. You can get the chance to engage in an open and honest discussion with a panel of graduate employers.

Open to all students - sign up here

Online Take notice, Be Active, Keep Learning, Next Steps

Thurs 7 March

12pm - 2pm

National Student Money Week

National Student Money Week runs from 4-8 March 2024. Stalls will be held across campuses during the week with information, signposting, top tips and a competition!

Open to all students - no need to book, just turn up

The Nest, Sutton Bonnington Campus  Take Notice

Thurs 7 March

2pm - 3.30pm

The Bereavement Journey Programme

Loss needs to be processed for our physical and mental health and wellbeing. Unresolved grief can also affect our attitudes, relationships and attainment. The Bereavement Journey is a place to talk - 7 online Sessions of films and discussion for anyone, whether grieving a death now, or wanting to explore a previous bereavement that may be unresolved.

Attendance is recommended for all the Sessions. It is most beneficial to attend at least a few weeks after the death - ideally after the funeral, but this is not essential and The Bereavement Journey can benefit those in anticipatory grief, also pregnancy loss.

Open to bereaved students and staffSign up here

 Online  Take Notice

Thurs 7 March

5.15pm - 7pm

Mature Student Socials

Come along to a mature student social to meet or catch up with other mature students. All socials include free food, non-alcoholic drinks and a selection of games and crafting activities. Find out more

Open to mature students - No need to book, just turn up!

Oasis on A Floor, Portland Building Connect

Thurs 14 March

2pm - 3.30pm

 The Bereavement Journey Programme

Loss needs to be processed for our physical and mental health and wellbeing. Unresolved grief can also affect our attitudes, relationships and attainment. The Bereavement Journey is a place to talk - 7 online Sessions of films and discussion for anyone, whether grieving a death now, or wanting to explore a previous bereavement that may be unresolved.

Attendance is recommended for all the Sessions. It is most beneficial to attend at least a few weeks after the death - ideally after the funeral, but this is not essential and The Bereavement Journey can benefit those in anticipatory grief, also pregnancy loss.

Open to bereaved students and staffSign up here

 Online  Take Notice

Wed 20 March

1pm - 1.30pm

Counselling workshop

Breathe here now - Mindfulness for students

Open to all students - book a place here

 MS Teams

 Take Notice

Thurs 21 March

2pm - 3.30pm

The Bereavement Journey Programme

Loss needs to be processed for our physical and mental health and wellbeing. Unresolved grief can also affect our attitudes, relationships and attainment. The Bereavement Journey is a place to talk - 7 online Sessions of films and discussion for anyone, whether grieving a death now, or wanting to explore a previous bereavement that may be unresolved.

Attendance is recommended for all the Sessions. It is most beneficial to attend at least a few weeks after the death - ideally after the funeral, but this is not essential and The Bereavement Journey can benefit those in anticipatory grief, also pregnancy loss.

Open to bereaved students and staffSign up here

 Online  Take Notice

Wed 27 March

1pm - 3pm

Self-compassion and Wellbeing Workshop

A masterclass session to understand common challenges mature students can face. This session is hosted by a specialist service from the university. 

Open to all mature students book a place here

A01 in Physics
Building
 
Keep Learning
 

 

April

April

 Date/Time Event Information LocationTheme

 Tues 30 April

2pm - 3pm

Identifying career opportunities and making decisions about your future

A masterclass session to understand common challenges mature students can face. This session is hosted by a specialist service from the university. 

Open to all mature students book a place here

 D37 Careers Event Space

 Keep Learning
 

 

May

May 

 Date/Time Event InformationLocation Theme

 Thurs 9 May

5pm - 6pm

Identifying career opportunities and making decisions about your future

A masterclass session to understand common challenges mature students can face. This session is hosted by a specialist service from the university. This is an in-person workshop

Open to all mature students book a place here

 Online - MS Teams  Keep Learning
 

 

June

June 

Date/ Time Event Information LocationTheme

 

More events coming soon...

 

 
 

 

July

July

 Time        Event Information LocationTheme

 

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