Student life isn’t only about the grades, we want to be a positive presence in all our members’ lives.
Wellbeing is one of the key pillars of our strategic plan. Responding to our programme of activity, we had thousands of attendances or engagements with wellbeing activities last year. We track activities which align to the NHS ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’, including giving to others through our volunteering societies, being mindful with specific wellbeing sessions in yoga and meditation, and learning something new by tapping into our development opportunities.
Sophia Hartley, Welfare Officer
Our clubs and societies are an integral part of what we do. We are missing sports and performing arts in the normal form, but the innovation our groups have shown this year to keep activities alive sets them apart. Whether it is an online variety show and celebration or a fundraising expedition to run marathons from home, our groups do it all and challenge us to keep pace with them.
Lucy Murphy, Activities Officer
Our events offering could have suffered during lockdown, but strong planning from our team enabled us to transition some events online, and convert others into new formats. We have come through the year with an even stronger commitment to equality and inclusion, with a recognition that being seen as anti-racist must be a feature of our work going forward. Our liberation work and black history month in particular has gone from strength to strength.
Laila Fletcher, Equality & Diversity Officer