Illustration of lone person sitting on armchair next to houseplant and coronavirus sporesHello everyone,

We wanted to send you a message to say that we hope you’re all doing okay. We know this is a very unusual and unsettling time and we want you to know we’re here for you, albeit remotely. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need us. If there’s anything we can do to support our student community just let us know by emailing As you know, our number one priority is the safety and wellbeing of our student community.

We don’t want to bombard you with too many emails (it gets so overwhelming, doesn’t it?!), so we’ll be adding all information that doesn’t require an all-student email to our newsletter here, as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages. Give us a follow so you don’t miss out on any news. You can also read our updated FAQs online.

We thought we’d share some helpful links and ideas about how to cope with lockdown, self-isolating, social distancing and working/studying at home (because let’s be real, it does get a little lonely and boring!)

  • Virtual coffee morning – get your friends together, download Zoom, sit down with a nice brew and have a chat.
  • Download HouseParty – host a pub quiz with your friends and family.
  • Virtual Volunteering – you can virtually volunteer to help others in the community. You can find out more here.
  • Write that blog you’ve been meaning to write since forever!
  • Take some time to be mindful – put your phone down and practice meditation, try some yoga or read a good book.
  • Get creative – have you tried upcycling things you can find around the house? Maybe you could turn an old jumper into a new cushion cover, or jazz up a tatty mirror with some trinkets you find around the place?
  • Sort your wardrobes out. If there’s anything you don’t need anymore, you can donate to charity when things go back to normal.
  • Learn a new skill – design a new recipe out of the things you can find at the back of the cupboard.
  • Check in on each other. If you’re feeling lonely and isolated, others will be too. Look out for one another and organise some regular FaceTime chats.
  • Look after your wellbeing – go out for a walk or a run (safely – remember to follow Government advice) and enjoy the sunshine.
  • Stay active – there are loads of online gym classes you can join. Les Mills are offering 95 online fitness classes for free.

Here are some additional links to help you through this period:

Please stay safe and continue to follow Government advice strictly. Look after yourself and look after each other!

MyUniHub Team

Tuesday March 24th, 2020

Posted In: Campus News, Events: What's on?, Misc, Welfare

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