Students in Self-isolation


Right now, we know that some of you may be self-isolating and finding it to be a challenge (understandably!). To help keep you busy, we've put together a list of things to keep you occupied, including puzzles and film suggestions. We hope that this makes the process a bit easier and remember we're in this together.


Before you do anything, make sure you fill out the form to let the University know you’re self-isolating, they will be in touch with support including free food and game packages.

  • Check the student resource hub that provides a range of FAQs and info around academic support including the student safety net policy.
  • To see any online SU events that you can get involved in, click here.


Keep yourself busy...



1. Challenge yourself with some Puzzles, Brainteasers & Crosswords


Puzzles are a great way to keep busy and also keep your brain active. Check out this link where you can find a variety of puzzles - enjoy!




2. Keep in touch


You can do this however frequently you want to, whether it’s with friends or members of staff, staying connected with people can make a world of difference. Is there any one you haven’t spoken to since you moved in? Are you worried about feeling a bit lonely? From familiar faces to anonymous ones at Leicester Nightline and Samaritans you can call or message someone for a chat. It’s okay if you’re not up to doing this every day.




3. Update that playlist


Make a playlist to share, rediscover your love of a certain genre or set-up a one man rave in your very own room.




4. Tune in and watch your favourites


Visit the ever-growing Netflix library or watch some classics on Disney Plus (or for £5.99 cheaper, you’ll find some series are still on YouTube).



Netflix Recommendations:


Light entertainment and comedy:

  • Ru Paul’s Drag Race
  • The Good Place
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Schitt’s Creek
  • Jane the Virgin


Drama/Mystery/Crime (please check content warnings as some have scenes of violence and assault):

  • The Blacklist
  • Line of Duty
  • Riverdale
  • Money Heist
  • You
  • Ozark
  • Suits
  • Gossip Girl
  • Good Girls
  • How To Get Away With Murder
  • The Sinner
  • Bodyguard
  • Dynasty


Popular documentaries:

  • Don’t F**k With Cats
  • Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened
  • Tiger King


Disney Plus Recommendations:


  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Bambi and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (pre-1960s). 
  • That’s So Raven, Raven’s Home, The Proud Family, Jump In
  • 101 Dalmatians, Sword In The Stone, The Sound Of Music (1960s). 
  • The Aristocats, Robin Hood and The Rescuers (1970s). 
  • Honey I Shrunk The Kids, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and The Little Mermaid (1980s).
  • Home Alone, Aladdin, Hocus Pocus, Tarzan and, well, that’s too many already (1990s – clearly the best Disney decade of all). 
  • Wall-E, Remember The Titans, and Monsters Inc (2000s). 
  • Brave, The Muppets and Inside Out (2010s). 
  • Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Avengers: Endgame, Ant-Man vs The Wasp and Thor


YouTube Recommendations:


Think you’ve seen it all? Double check these last-minute recommendations before you switch your laptop off (includes Amazon Prime). 


5. Keep up to date with your favourite clubs and societies


From yoga sessions to interactive quizzes, our student groups have provided some great content for you to stay involved and you can still join them online. Keep an eye out on our What's On section to see what's coming up and check out our Instagram channels below:






6. Colouring Sheets

Colouring is a great way to get creative and relax, so we've included a list of colouring sheets here that you can download and print.



Sheet 1

Sheet 2

Get more free downloadable colouring sheets from Just Color.


Looking for more?


From Monday 2 November - Friday 13 November we'll also be running a Stronger Together campaign, which will be packed with activities, workshops and events to help you to make new friends and empower you to seek support if you need it. You can read more about the campaign here.


Don't forget to keep an eye out on our What's On section, which will show you all our upcoming events you can get involved with!


The university have also put together useful information, advice and FAQs about isolating. You can visit the page here to find out more.


Further support


If you need support, please do take a look at our Advice Service who can provide free, invaluable and confidential advice. 


You can also download our Panic Attack leaflet, which was collated by your previous Wellbeing Officer (2019/20), Sana Ali. You can view the resource here.


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