Life as a student can be hectic – but it really is important that you take time to look after yourself. Wellbeing is about taking time for yourself, reflecting and connecting with the world around you, and of course keeping yourself in physically good shape – but it doesn’t have to mean a lifestyle overhaul!
As part of the University’s commitment to your wellbeing, this year you’ll see a whole host of different activities and events based around the six ways to wellbeing. All are designed to introduce little ways you can improve your physical and mental health to help you to feel good and live well.
Learn and Discover
Across the year we’ll be offering a series of lectures that will help you think about different ways you can influence your own wellbeing through different techniques or ways of thinking about what is going on around you. Delivered by leaders in their fields, these lectures will give you food for thought as well as practical tips.
Friday, 26 October 12pm-1pm
Sukh Pabial – Positive Psychology
In this session, Sukh Pabial from Challenging Frontiers will give practical insight into what we can do to improve wellbeing and resilience by looking at the PERMA model and how you can use it to feel more in control, make more purposeful decisions about life choices, and have better longer feelings of positivity and happiness.
This will be an entertaining session, with Sukh provoking you with his questions, and getting you to do lots of valuable thinking. Book via Eventbrite.
Friday, 30 November 12pm-1pm
Neil Usher – Wellbeing and Place
Neil Usher, international speaker and author of ‘The Elemental Workplace’, has spent 25 years designing innovative environments all over the world. Neil will explore the impact that the places we study and work in have on our wellbeing, and how we can influence this for the better. He will show how creating an environment focusing on enhancing wellbeing can be achieved simply, easily and economically. Book via Eventbrite.
Friday, 14 December 12pm-1pm
Ian Pettigrew – Resilience and Strengths
Ian Pettigrew is an expert on personal resilience and strengths. Ian will discuss the concept of resilience and understanding and unlocking our personal strengths to enable us to succeed in a way that is sustainable. The lecture will have a mixture of theory, advice and practical suggestions to help prevent stress and develop and sustain resilience. Book via Eventbrite.
What are the six ways?
Based on research by the New Economics Foundation, the University has identified the six ways to wellbeing: six actions to build into your day-to-day life in order to feel good and live well:
Keep your eyes open this year for our programme of activities!