FoodforThoughtIt’s well-known that one of the most important factors to be successful at University is your health and wellbeing, and sometimes we all need a little bit of a boost! A lot of us find ourselves burning the candle at both ends, and this makes it even more important to find a good balance between valuable time for yourself and time for study. As semester 2 gets underway, don’t forget to fuel your brain cells into action by drinking plenty of water and be kind to yourself by eating some healthy snacks (brain food!) when you’re out and about on campus.

day1DSC_2000-L - CopyNext week, Learning Services is launching “Food for thought”, to help you think about how you balance your wellbeing with your studies. Throughout the first week of February (Monday 1st to Friday 5th) we will be providing free healthy snacks and water to help you get that feel-good factor while you study with us!

Come to the 1st floor of the University library between 11am – 2pm and see one of our Student Advisors to grab your freebies and find out how we can support you!

On top of this, we are also running two short workshops with our wonderful colleagues in Student Services which will focus on helping you respond to the daily demands of student life at University. After all, when we feel happy, we work better.

The first workshop Think positive. Feel positive. Study positive (Tuesday 2nd Feb) concentrates on understanding how your feelings and emotions can impact on your academic performance and event your daily life. It’s difficult to take a step back, but doing so can help you to build your confidence, improve your problem solving abilities and challenge negative thoughts with a more helpful response. Come along to this workshop to find out how! (Book here)

Then, on Thursday 4th Feb we have Stop putting things off and start getting things done! which will help you to understand the cycle of procrastination and how to get out of it, get organised and get things done! (Ideal for that one assignment you simply can’t stop putting off!) In this workshop you will learn how to start tasks earlier and feel more confident in starting, progressing and finishing your tasks on time. (Book here)

The workshops will take place in the University library 2nd floor meeting room, which is also the home of our Academic Skills workshops.

Any questions or suggestions, please get in touch!