6 - 12 May 2022
This year has been different to what anyone expected. Remember that it's not been easy - you've done your best and you should be incredibly proud that you made it all the way to here! We are now approaching exam season and destress is more important than ever. Make sure you take time away from your screen and relax in-between studying. If you do need support, we are here for you. Please do reach out to our Advice Team or the University's Student Welfare Service.
Good luck with your exams, take it at your own pace and listen to your body and mind.
Karli, Your Wellbeing Officer 2021-22
Want to get involved?
De-Stress is BACK to get you through this exams period!
Join your exec team every day through De-Stress Week from 11-3 for snacks, crafts, de-stress activities and giveaways.
You can expect:
Mini Golf on the Fielding Johnson Lawn (10-12 May, times TBC)
Brain Food in the Library (6-12 May, 11-3)
Retail Therapy Vintage Sale in SU Square (Date and Time TBC)
Hot Drinks in the Library (6-12 May, 11-3)
We will also be doing a MASSIVE giveaway over on Instagram. Stay tuned!
De-stress Top Tips
1. Make a plan -this could be making a revision plan or incorporating regular breaks into your schedule. If you feel more organised this is going to immediately reduce stress levels.
2. Remember to take regular breaks and take time for you. It's not possible to spend your whole day productive and that is ok! Do not feel guilty for watching your favourite TV show, as that time is just as valuable.
3. Move your body - try a yoga session or have a go at pilates. Any movement you do will help you to de-stress.
4. Stay connected to your friends, family and loved ones. One way to combat stress is to share it with someone - it might just make all the difference.
5. Get creative and have time away from your screen - we have plenty of crafting activities for you.
6. Virtual study buddy - set yourself challenges with your friends and you can even work together on Zoom or Skype. Sometimes having someone to study with makes the process easier and you can share knowledge with one another.
7. Try not to be too hard on yourself (easier said than done!) but you are doing great things. Keep going, you've got this.
Looking after your wellbeing during coronavirus
We have collected resources below to help support your wellbeing during this time period:
Emotional wellbeing resources
Please find more links to help support your emotional wellbeing, which we hope you will find helpful:
SU wellbeing resources
Panic Attack leaflet - This resource is now available electronically and you can download it here.