A birdseye view of a rugby field. The words '3 days to go' are written on the pitchJust 3 days to go until the 2022 BRIT Challenge draws to a close on March 3rd, with 900 miles left to cover of the 2,022 mile target.

Staff and students throughout the month of February have been staying active and logging their movement miles as part of efforts to raise funds for charities that support student and young adult mental health, whilst also keeping fit themselves and improving their own mental health.

Participants have walked, jogged, swam, sailed and rollerbladed their way to the 2,022-mile goal.

With only 3 days to go, we encourage all staff and students to continue logging their miles here.

Logging activity takes less than 30 seconds and individual activity can be logged from as far back as February 1st. So, if you’ve been out for a nice beach walk or slogged out 5km on the treadmill please log it on the form, be part of something special and help us reach our goal.

You can also easily donate online through our gofundme page, and we encourage you to join us and take this opportunity to get yourself moving for a very worthy cause

Monday February 28th, 2022

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Welsh logo for the 'Beat' charity. Purple writing on a light grey backgroundAs a part of Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW) we are opening the conversation on eating disorders and challenging the misunderstandings of what eating disorders are and who gets them on 2nd March 2022.

In this event, you will hear of the various myths and facts about eating disorders, as well as the signs and symptoms that might arise. We will hear from Jo Whitfield, the National Officer in Wales for Beat, who will give insight into the current reality of eating disorders in the UK.

We will also here from Zoe John, a Beat ambassador, who tells of her own story of eating disorder recovery. The event aims to inform but importantly, it aims to bring hope to those who might be affected by an eating disorder, and where to get help if needed.

Register here.

Jo Whitfield is the National Officer in Wales for Beat, the eating disorder support charity, and has worked for Beat since August 2017. Jo works closely with stakeholders across Wales to help deliver Beat’s mission to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders.

Zoe has been a Beat ambassador since 2016 and shares her story of suffering and recovery from eating disorders including bulimia and binge eating disorder. Over the years, she has told her story through poetry readings, presentations, and documentaries including BBC3’s ‘Amazing Humans’. Finding recovery through sport and having represented Wales and Great Britain in two different sports, Zoe’s story emphasises that truly anything is possible when you recover. It is never too late.

Twitter: @BeatED_Wales

Friday February 25th, 2022

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Happy St David's Day text on daffodil and dragon backgroundThis year there will be a celebration of the Patron Saint of Wales – St David – on campus as well as online for staff and students. St David’s Day is celebrated each year on the 1st of March and this year we are extending the celebrations right through to Friday 4th of March where we will have Diwrnod ♥ Cymru Day – a celebration of Welsh music, food and culture.

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Tuesday 1st of March will see Fulton House and the Great Hall lit up in Red, White and Green to mark St David’s Day with the colours of the Welsh flag. (more…)

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The University is very aware that for our international student community, being away from home can be particularly hard if things are unsettled in your home country. Whether those difficulties are driven by politics, economics, the environment or any other reason- they can all have an impact on your wellbeing and ability to engage with your studies.

This is a reminder that there are many avenues of support available to you at the University. This could be via Student Services, through your Faculty welfare teams or via the Students’ Union Advice and Support Centre. A good place to look for assistance with specific or general issues is the Welfare@CampusLife Unilife web resource, as there are lots of great pages about various welfare issues to support you.

International@CampusLife, alongside fellow CampusLife colleagues in WelfareMoneyFaith and Community are also on hand to help if they can. Please feel confident to get in touch with staff to see that you are accessing full and appropriate support.

 

Thursday February 24th, 2022

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Poster advertising the juggling event. Orange background with black and white textHave you ever wanted to learn how to juggle? Come along to The Lounge on Wednesday 2nd March, where Ben Hyde will be teaching his top juggling skills. Learning something new is great for your mind, reduces stress and best of all…. it’s fun!

Where?: The Lighthouse, Singleton Campus

What time?: 2-3pm

For more information & tickets visit: connect-wellbeing.wales/events

 

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