Tag: wellbeing

Happy thoughts, happy life

Things are very rarely as frightening once you start to tackle them as they seem before you get started.  Join us for ten minute drop-in relaxation sessions tomorrow and every Thursday afternoon during term-time in the Library Meeting Room at 2.10pm,

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Postgraduate Research (PGR) Student Wellbeing Survey

Are you a postgraduate research student at the University?  If so, you are invited to take part in an Office for Students funded wellbeing study the University is running.  This study aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of

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Library opens 24/7 until Xmas

The Library is now open continuously until the start of the Christmas Vacation Period.  You read it right – we never close.  We will repeat our continous opening from the start of the next term until everyone goes home in

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Happy National Simplicity Day!

Happy National Simplicity Day (for yesterday)! Simplicity is at the heart of beauty, function and reason.  It has been argued by many thinkers from Epicurus to Henry David Thoreau, who reflected on the joys of simple living in his book

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Feeling stressed? STOPP!

This week (14-21 May) is Mental Health Awareness Week.  You can pick up business card sized reminders from the shelves beneath our Community Noticeboard near the Library Café. Stop! Take a breath (become aware of your breathing). Observe (be present,

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Succeeding through stress

If you are feeling the pressure of study mounting, you are not alone.  Work stress can be helpful, motivating you to get on and succeed but you need to harness it and make it work for you.  This post from

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How to survive the revision zombie apocalypse: top 5 tips

Sleep-deprived and feeling zombie like in the build up to exam time?  You are not alone.  We often have to prod students awake who have slumped over laptops and half-finished notes.  You cannot do well in any exam that you

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Here’s an app to keep you on track!

Tempted to keep checking your phone and avoid doing any actual work?  Needing some help to stay focused on task?  Forest is an app helping you stay away from your smartphone and stay focused on your work.  Your reward for staying focused

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Surviving the exam period! Dos and Don’ts

We asked Gracie Fuller, one of our Masters students, to cast her mind back over her undergraduate degree and offer some advice on how to survive assignments and the exam period intact and well.  Here’s what she had to say…

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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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