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Wellbeing Activities

We run a number of activities to help you improve your wellbeing. All activities are free but do require booking. Have a look below at what we offer.

Gardening Club

What about some gardening? Learn skills, get fresh air and meet other students.

An allotment at dusk

Come along to our weekly Gardening Club run. You will be able to learn gardening skills in these hands-on sessions. Activities will vary depend on the season but you will be able to help plant and maintain a vegetable patch and learn about the different plants and how to care for them. There will also be the opportunity to meet new people and enjoy the fresh air. This activity will run throughout the year and in times of bad weather we will explore other areas of gardening such as indoor planting and sowing seeds. Everything takes place on campus.

Dog Walking

Why not try a walk with dogs around campus? Get some fresh air, exercise and a chance to spend some time with a PAT dog.

Group of dogs sitting on the pavement

This year we're running weekly dog walks during term-time. Pets as Therapy (PAT) dogs will be joining us with their owners for a 45 minute stroll around campus. You will have the opportunity to meet some new people, get some fresh air and exercise and of course meet the PAT dogs.

Cooking Classes

Improve your cookery skills with one of our classes. We offer a range of different levels and skills.

Two students cooking together

Learn to cook some healthy and simple recipes from some of the University's qualified chefs. Classes may include watching a live demonstration or practicing some cooking skills. Classes will vary, some may consist of making a meal together (classes will cater for different skill levels) and eating it together! Others may show different types of skills such as bread making.

Counselling Workshops and Courses

We offer a range of free course and workshops to help you overcome anxiety, depression and other common mental health problems.

Students in discussion

These include in-depth courses which last for a number of weeks such as those teaching mindfulness or managing anxiety and also short one-off workshops on topics such as sleep problems or stress.

All courses are currently online.

Autism Social Group

A social group on campus for students who identify as being on the autism spectrum.

Group of young people chatting on a sofa

This is a group run by the Disability Service for students who identify as being on the Autism Spectrum/have Aspergers, whether there is a formal diagnosis or not. It runs every two weeks on a Tuesday evening and includes activities like film nights, quizzes, table tennis, board games, pizza nights and themed activities.

Contact us

If you have any queries please contact us by email.