Grief Awareness Week aims to raise awareness of grief and loss and the support available to those experiencing it. During this week Student Support has organised events to support students that have experienced a bereavement and to promote conversations around grief and remembering those that have died.

Tuesday 6th December

Let’s Talk About Loss and Student Support
Find out more about the bereavement support available to you and anyone you know (free biscuits and cups of tea available too).

Time: 12pm to 1:30pm
Location: Level 2 of The SU

Dog Walking for Grief Awareness
Join our short weekly dog walk with the charity Pets as Therapy. A good opportunity to meet with others in a relaxed environment.

Time: 2:15pm to 3pm
Booking required via Unihub

Bereavement Social Group with special guest @Griefkid
Join our monthly Bereavement Social Group for students who have experienced a bereavement. This month we have the amazing Ann O’Malley, better known as Grief Kid, joining us for a creative workshop.

Time: 5pm to 6:30pm
Sign up required: Visit the Bereavement Social Group for more information and to sign up

Wednesday 7th December

How We Remember the Dead: Field Notes on the Human Memorial Tattoo with John Troyer. (open to staff and students)

In 1891, Samuel F. O’Reilly of New York patented the first “electromotor tattooing-machine,” a modern and innovative device that revolutionized the ancient practice of tattooing and forever altered the writing of history on the body. Join Dr John Troyer as he delves into the fascinating historiographical practice of memorial tattooing, and how the human memorial tattoo is not just an image, but a narrative, establishing a new language of intelligibility between the living and the dead.

John Troyer is the former Director of the Centre for Death and Society, and a senior Lecturer in the Department of Social and Policy Sciences at Bath.

Time: 1.15pm-2.05pm
Location: School of Management, 10 East, Lecture theatre 0.09
Booking required Sign up via MS forms

Bereavement Support at Bath

A range of wellbeing support is available to students affected by bereavement, whether recently while at university or several years ago. For more information and contact details visit our website Bereavement support at Bath

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