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Skills for Life and Learning

We run presentation workshops on a variety of topics. These are being held either online or in-person for 2022-23 and are open to all students. You can book a place on a workshop on MyEd.

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Our Wellbeing workshops, delivered online on Microsoft Teams in semester two,  to groups of up to 30 students, are very short  introductions to topics,  and will not resolve the issues  but will help you find ways to start dealing with them. They last for one hour and 15 minutes and contain input from the facilitator as well as small group discussions and individual exercises for reflection and practice.  There will be a resource pack made available after each session. 

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Workshop - Presentations 2022-23

Date Time Presentation
Topic Description
Up-write yourself: An expressive writing workshop A workshop to explore what expressive/reflective writing is and how it can enhance our well-being.  It can be learned as a versatile skill to increase self awareness, make sense of difficult life events, process feelings, and offers a valuable form of self help and self care.  There will be an opportunity to engage in a brief writing exercise in the session to experience the benefit of it.
Don’t Lose Sleep Over It: How to improve your sleep

It is very common for our sleep to be disrupted, particularly around stressful life events.  Sometimes this temporary glitch can become longer term.  This session looks at what happens when we sleep and the causes of poor sleep.  It provides a chance to explore ways to support your body and mind to get a good night’s rest.

Exam Success This presentation identifies the specific factors that contribute to exam-related stress and panic and enables us to manage revision and exams more calmly and effectively.
Feel the fear and do it anyway: An introduction to anxiety management Helps you to recognise your own anxiety response; learn more about why it’s triggered and find ways to get control over your anxiety.
Finding your feet: an introduction to overcoming social anxiety in social and academic settings This is a workshop for students who feel particularly anxious when socialising, or when presenting or speaking in seminars and groups.  We'll look at the factors that contribute to social anxiety, keeping it going, and consider ways to make changes in order to feel more comfortable in social situations.

I'll start tomorrow...

Offers us a framework to understand ‘stuckness’ in relation to work and offers empowerment to get going again. Time-management strategies are offered as well as ways to limit procrastination, allowing us to optimise productivity and feel good about ourselves 

Ideal for anyone who finds themselves saying, 'I'll start that tomorrow...'

Imposter Syndrome: Feeling Like a Fraud? Feeling inadequate, undeserving and like a fraud is common amongst university students. This programme is an introduction to Imposter Syndrome. We will look at what it is, its causes and contributors, and learn how to apply realistic skills to help combat feeling this way, resulting in lowered stress and increased productivity
Managing Stress Offers an explanation of the physiological effects of stress and highlights ways in which we can manage our minds and bodies to maintain a more relaxed state.  Ideal for anyone who gets stressed - probably all of us!

Moving Forward: Loss, Bereavement and Managing Change

This session introduces the notion of loss and explores some of the common ways people experience loss such as experiencing a bereavement or a divorce/separation or relationship break up etc. The session touches on some of the positive and negative ways we may react to such life changes and introduces suggestions to help manage those changes
Nobody's perfect: When your best is good enough

An introduction to perfectionism - where it comes from; how it is maintained and what its consequences are.

Strategies are offered and ideas are generated together to achieve high standards while being kinder and more forgiving of ourselves.


The feel-good factor: Managing mood

Offers insight into how to recognise how you are performing (from a psychological perspective); explores ways to manage mood and adopt practices that help keep emotional balance.

Ideal for anyone who wants to have better control over their emotions.

Weathering the winter blues: An introduction to SAD syndrome

In this introductory session, we will be exploring the impact of dark winter days on our emotional wellbeing. You will be gaining insights into SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder, as well as learning about the general coping techniques recommended to help avoid a mood-dip in winter.