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Whether you are an undergrad or a postgrad and you’re completing a research-based or taught degree, we know that January can be a tough time. When the post-Christmas blues set in and deadlines are looming, sometimes you just need a bit of time out to relax and refresh. Our Refreshers’ Pass will sort out any of your nightlife needs, but if you want a bit of TLC or chilled out relaxation during the day, come and join us at the free events below to remind yourself that: You Are More Than Your Studies.
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It seems like a lifetime ago that we were in shorts and t-shirts lying in the Common during Freshers’. With the blink of an eye, lectures have started and we’re already planning events for Christmas (the Ball, Christmas bookings at The Bridge and the Christmas Light Switch-On are all pencilled in our calendar). But while the festivities makes this time of year one of excitement, the early morning slog to uni in the dark can sometimes take its toll. If you’re finding yourself missing home after the buzz of Freshers’ or you simply fancy a little winter pick-me-up, … Read the rest
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With exams and hand-ins to contend with, we understand that this can be a stressful time for you. That’s why we’re running a relaxing programme of events to remind you that You Are More Than Your Studies and to take some time out for yourself.
We all know exercise can have a massive impact on your mood, and yoga in particular has been proven to benefit your wellbeing and boost memory and concentration levels – exactly what’s needed to stay focused for those crucial study sessions.
So we’re holding two FREE yoga classes in WSA and SGH to help you … Read the rest
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Undoubtedly some of you may have taken the Christmas break as a chance to feast and indulge, and why not? Then comes the typical New Year’s Resolution: stay healthy and keep fit. You can certainly fit this resolution around your busy timetables, without having to break the bank so no more excuses, here are a few tips!
Skip the bus and walk whenever possible! Even better, power walk, you’d be surprised at how many calories you can burn in just half an hour! If you need to take the bus for longer distances, try getting off one or … Read the rest
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January can be a stressful time for students, you may have University exams, portfolio deadlines, your thesis to write or you may be on placement. All this, coupled with the commitments of your job may feel a little overwhelming. Most universities recommend that students only take on a maximum of between 10 and 15 hours employment per week during the academic term, but a study carried out by the NUS and Endsleigh Insurance in 2013 found that 57% of students hold down a part-time job whilst at university, with nine out of 10 of that number working as many as … Read the rest
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Exam season is looming and, as always, our Stress Less Fest will be running throughout January to offer you plenty of support and ways to cope with the pressure of deadlines.
This year has seen a massive rise in adults buying colouring books after it was proven they can reduce stress and help you to wind down – so now we are jumping on the bandwagon and creating our own colouring book especially for you!
We are enlisting the help of our creative students over at WSA and asking for your illustrations to help us put together a colouring book … Read the rest
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1 in 4 people will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year.
Look out for the SU elephant, affectionately known as Trunky, which will be in a different part of the SU every month to raise awareness of mental health as part of the ‘Elephant in the Room’ campaign.
The idea is reduce the stigma surrounding talking about mental health problems. If you spot the elephant, send us a picture via our Twitter @yoursusu or Instagram @sususnaps with #TimeToTalk
So how can we help?
We have a range of different support available to help … Read the rest
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