This October we're focusing on your wellbeing - from looking after your physical and mental health to highlighting the support available to help you on your university journey.
For many of you, you will be into your first weeks of teaching and the excitement of Freshers' and welcome events may be wearing off as you start to think about your studies. So, we wanted to turn October into a focus on wellbeing - taking time to look after your mental and physical wellbeing, reflecting on your journey and learning so far, and ensuring you know where to access support should you need it.
Why not turn World Mental Health Day, on 10 October, into a week-long focus on your wellbeing. There are a range of events and workshops that you can attend during the week to help you take time for reflection and connect with others. Plus, if you're on the Medway Campus, then make sure you check out the wide range of activities happening with the Medway Hub - from massages & nails to yoga, and pretzel decorating to table tennis.
Your wellbeing is important to us as we know that if you're happy and healthy you will make the most of your time with us. That’s why we offer a wide variety of confidential support and advice to help you out when you need it.
A really important way of looking after your wellbeing is through connecting with others. Whether that's meeting new people at an event or by joining a club or society, catching up with old friends over a hot drink, or getting active through sport and boosting not only your mental but physical wellbeing!
Why not come along to one of the events happening this semester? From attending a pop-up event to experiencing life on Medway Campus. A popular weekly event is Chooseday Chill, which happens every Tuesday in Augustine House between 5pm - 7pm. It's a great opportunity to connect with others over a hot drink, speak to the Student Wellbeing Service, play board games, and get creative!
Plus the Mental Wellbeing Team are launching a range of Wellbeing Workshops to support you through your first Semester and beyond.
Another great way to make friends and get involved at university is through joining a sports club or society and sharing something in common. That could be musical taste, sharing a faith, playing sport or just a way of life.
Or, why not see what fitness classes are happening with Christ Church Sport & Active Health? From Stretch & Flex to HIIT & Abs, and Spin to Yoga - there's something for everyone.
Finally, use this month as an opportunity to take time to reflect on how you're feeling and think about what support you may need to help you achieve while at university.
Towards the end of October, from 24th - 28th, we'll be focussing on supporting you in your academic studies. So keep an eye out for more information coming soon! But in the meantime, why not make use of the Learning Skills Hub - which is filled with useful modules and resources to help you be the best learner you can be.
You can also come along to a range of pop-ups happening throughout the month where you can connect with your services and find out how they can support you on your university journey.
|Careers & Enterprise||Touchdown Foyer||12pm - 2pm||Monday 26th Sept, Thursday 29th Sept, Monday 3rd Oct, Thursday 6th Oct, Monday 10th Oct, Thursday 13 Oct|
|Careers & Enterprise||Verena Holmes Foyer||12pm - 2pm||Tuesday 27th Sept, Tuesday 4th Oct, Tuesday 11 Oct|
|Sustainability||Touchdown Foyer||11am - 1pm||Tuesday 27th Sept, Tuesday 4th Oct, Tuesday 11 Oct|
|Careers & Enterprise||Food Court||12pm - 2pm||Wednesday 28th Sept, Wednesday 5th Oct, Wednesday 12 Oct|
|Peer Mentoring||Touchdown Foyer||12pm - 2pm||Wednesday 28th Sept, Wednesday 12 Oct|
|Peer Mentoring||Verena Holmes Foyer||12pm - 2pm||Thursday 29th Sept|
|Peer Mentoring||Augustine House Foyer||12pm - 2pm||Monday 3rd Oct|
|Peer Mentoring||Food Court||12pm - 2pm||Thursday 6th Oct|