Tag: wellbeing

Stress less: relaxation sessions in the Library

The Library and Sports & Recreation are joining forces to offer ten minute drop-in relaxation sessions on Thursdays.  Learning to notice when you are becoming tense and finding ways to to relax and think clearly under pressure will make your

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Time to Talk Day (1st February 2018)

Thursday 1st February is Time to Talk Day: an annual day that brings the nation together to get talking and break the silence around mental health problems, launched by Time to Change.  Both the University and Student Union have signed the pledge

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Get in the 25:5 study rhythm

Studying in focused 25 minute bursts separated by 5 minute breaks during which you make a deliberate effort to think differently by doing something very different, such as mindful colouring or exercise reduces study fatigue and helps you remember more

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Stay safe and have a wonderful time at University

There are a lot of things to think about when you get to University but wherever you are you should always keep safety and security in mind.  Just following a few simple precautions will help keep you and your stuff safe

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Happy “Eat your vegetables” Day!

Only in George’s Marvelous Medicine (if you haven’t read it, the local public library holds copies so now is the time) does eating cabbage make you grow downwards.   In reality, eating at least five portions of fruit and vegetables

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Further sources of stress-relieving mindful colouring

If you have run out of things to colour in to de-stress, you can find free downloadable colouring sheets online, and for those who like to colour images of objects rather than geometric shapes, the British Library has made images

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Nearly there! Why not grab a colouring book for the final hurdle?

Marching stoically towards the end of the examination period?  Remember to drink plenty, stretch and take 5 minute breaks every 25 minutes and keep everything in perspective so you stay as fresh and achieve as much as possible. Our stress

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A very brief examination survival guide: a lecturer writes…

For revision Write essay plans Discuss alternative approaches with friends Make sure you know where you are going and where your exams are being held Make time to relax/exercise

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Stressless studies, stressless life

Thoughts lead feelings, feelings lead thoughts We all tell ourselves a story about ourselves and the world around us.  The most terrifying, monstrous things that appear in our future never come to pass or are much more easily handled when they arrive than they

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Restful revision: eight steps to a calmer, wiser you

As the year wends its way towards its close, tensions tend to rise in some people.  Here are a few tips developed from a guide offered by Oxford University to all those about to take exams.

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