On Friday 01 March, we will be switching off from our screens and social media to join in with National Day of Unplugging – a ‘communal digital detox’.

From the National Day of Unplugging website – “The National Day of Unplugging (NDU) is an annual 24-hour period, of observing a communal digital detox.
The NDU is an outgrowth of the Sabbath Manifesto, an adaption of our ancestors’ ritual of carving out one day per week to unwind, unplug, relax, reflect, get outdoors, and connect with loved ones.
The NDU provides an opportunity for diverse individuals, communities and organisations to join around the common thread of disconnecting from our devices to connect with those things that are truly important in our lives.”

You might be thinking, “this all sounds great, but 24 hours without my phone, laptop or TV to entertain me? Nah.”

Don’t worry, the Union’s Sustainability Zone are planning loads of brilliant activities and events for you to get involved with, and all are FREE to enjoy!

Aerial Sports, 10:00 – 11:00, The Cube (Level 2, Building 42)

Zumba, 12:00 – 13:00, The Cube (Level 2, Building 42)

Circus Skills by CircusSoc, 14:00 – 15:30, The Cube (Level 2, Building 42)

SalsaSoc taster session, 16:00 – 17:00, The Cube (Level 2, Building 42)

FREE doughnuts available in The Cube all day!

MindSoc available all day for tea and a chat, The Cube (Level 2, Building 42)

LiveSoc Open Mic Night, 19:30 – 22:00, The Bridge (Building 42)
First 30 drinks in The Bridge are free*
(*choices from a set drink menu)

If you want to share how you used your time away from screens (after 01 March, of course!) use #unplug #nationaldayofunplugging

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