Christmas Newsletter

December 14, 2018

The first term is almost over, so get ready to put your feet up and relax – you’ve earned it. Let’s take a quick look at all the amazing things that have happened this year and how to prepare for the next term.

Autumn Term Round-up

Mental Health Awareness

The Wellbeing Service have been working hard to raise awareness of good mental health in celebration of World Mental Health Day. Take a look at their self-help resources which can be used any time of the year.

We know things can start getting tough when assignments roll in, which is why the team have been providing free courses on managing stress and anxiety (there’s still availability for next year!)

Whilst Christmas is a time for celebration for some it can be a difficult holiday. Have a read of the Wellbeing Service’s self-care tips, as provided by Blurt, and remember to try to stay active – there are heaps of health benefits to be gained from exercising.

Understanding your Assessments

Assessments can be overwhelming. Knowing what’s expected of you and practising self-discipline is said to be one of the biggest hurdles when starting University, in fact, 29 per cent of you agreed. We’ve provided tricks and treats to help you overcome some of the common pitfalls when writing assignments and asked your lecturers to share some of the things they wish you knew.

After you’ve put in all the hard work, waiting for your results can feel like forever! We’ve put together a guide to explain why it takes your lecturer 20 working days to mark your work. And if you didn’t get the result you were hoping for, don’t worry, here’s how to bounce back from a disappointing mark.

Charitable Appeals

From food banks to Children in Need, we’ve been busy raising important funds for local and national charities.

A big well done to the Students’ Union, who raised £629.00 as part of their Movember campaign, gathered 231 gifts for the Santa Appeal and braved the weather on Halloween to gather donations for the food bank.

The Advice Zones across all campuses raised over £300.00 for Children in Need and the Enquiries and Admissions Christmas raffle raised a total of £604.00 for the University’s Charity Partner, Llamau.

Well done to everyone that helped make these charitable events possible and a special thank you to all the staff and students that generously donated.

What’s on this Christmas

If you’re planning to stay in University over Christmas, there’s plenty to see and do. Here are some of our favourite festive events…

We wish you all a very merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

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