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Wellbeing Week 2017

The first Doctoral College Wellbeing Week will commence on Monday 20th February 2017. Wellbeing Week is an opportunity for our PGRs and ECRs to think about themselves and their experiences, and for the Doctoral College to provide a week of enriching activities to support PGR and ECR wellbeing. Throughout the week we will be holding research talks, wellbeing workshops and sports tasters at both the Streatham and Cornwall campuses. Alongside our face-to-face activities we will be running an online campaign, allowing all our PGRs and ECRs – regardless of location – to connect and share their experiences at the University of Exeter.

 

Exeter

Tai Chi

When: 14:00-15:00

About: Tai Chi is a non-competitive martial art known for both its defence techniques and its health benefits. As an exercise, it comprises gentle physical exercise and stretching with mindfulness. 

This Tai Chi taster is being offered as part of the Doctoral College Wellbeing Week and is free for PGRs and ECRs. 

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Circuits

When: 17:15-18:00

About: The essential all-body workout, Circuits is split between multiple workout stations where you will repeat exercises for a set time period before moving on to your next challenge. Circuits is being offered as part of the Doctoral College Wellbeing Week and is free for PGRs and ECRs.

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Cornwall

Bodypump 

Who: Zoey

When: 14:00-15:00

About: 'Bodypump' is a weights class for absolutely everyone. This form of weight training will make you toned, lean & fit.

Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition, gives you a total body workout that burns lots of calories. It'll also tone & shape your body, without adding bulky muscles. The 'REP EFFECT' - a scientifically proven Les Mills formula is the secret to developing lean athletic muscle without the need for heavy weights.

The encouragement, motivation, great music & people will help you achieve much more than you would be able to on your own!

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Exeter:

Mindfulness Workshop

Who: Sarah Lane

When: 14:00-16:00

About: This workshop is open to all postgraduate researchers but is recommended for those who would like to learn how mindfulness can enable them to achieve a greater sense of wellbeing and to respond more effectively to stressful situations.  It will include a selection of brief experiential exercises.

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Cornwall:

Research Talk on the Blue Health project

Who: Dr. Lewis Elliot

When: 13:00-14:00

About: Lewis will talk about past research conducted by the European Centre for Environment and Human Health concerning how aquatic and particularly coastal environments in the UK can affect aspects of health and well-being such as: self-reported health, physical activity, happiness and perceived pain. He will then introduce the BlueHealth project, a European Union Horizons 2020 funded research project which is currently exploring these relationships at a European level, as well as conducting a number of case studies where we explore the effects of improvements to aquatic environments on people’s health and well-being.

The talk will be followed by a demonstration of virtual reality technology we are using in the BlueHealth project in experimental studies. Attendees will have the opportunity to try out the technology and give their feedback on what they did and did not like about the virtual reality experience.

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Exeter

Guided Lunchtime Walk

When: 13:00-14:00

About: Join us for a gentle stroll and lively chat around campus and find your new favourite spot. This guided walk is offered as part of the Doctoral College Wellbeing Week, and for every participant on this walk, £1 will be donated to the charity Mind. 

To book onto this session please click here. 

Research Talk- Mindfulness session: learning to manage your mind and utilise your full potential

Who: Inma Adarves-Yorno- TEDx Speaker and mindfulness trainer and practitioner

When: 14:00-15:00

About: Inma will tell you about the science and practice of mindfulness. Mindfulness can help to improve your wellbeing, your capacity to have a clear focus and the way you manage your emotions. You will leave the session with some “Mindfulness Techniques on the Go” and some reflective questions to delve upon.

To book onto this session please click here.

Cornwall

Zen Yoga

Who: Kirsty

When: 14:00-14:45

About'Zen Woman' Yoga with Kirsty - 45 minute de-stress and refocus.

Zen Yoga uses a combination of gentle movements and stretches along with breathing techniques, meditation and more to release physical and mental tension and stress, allowing the mind and body to completely relax and reset.

To book onto this session please click here. 

Take advantage of these opportunities and come and join us!!! To book onto any of these sessions please visit MyCareerZone. 

 

Exeter:

Yoga

When: 12:15-13:00 (Streatham)

About: Our Yoga workshops will build up core strength as well as improving your posture, flexibility and confidence. Much more than just an exercise technique, Yoga cleanses the mind as well as strengthening the body.

All are welcome regardless of age, experience or ability, and the poses and routines can be modified for beginners. All equipment is provided, including yoga mats, so come along in some comfortable clothes that will allow you to stretch out. Yoga is a great way to find some peace and many people use Yoga to take a break from their busy modern lives. You will leave the class feeling rejuvenated and strong, both mentally and physically.

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Research Talk on the Healthy Lifestyles Programme 

Who: Professor Katrina Wyatt and Dr. Jenny Lloyd 

When: 13:00-14:00 (St. Luke’s)

About: This workshop will present the details of the Healthy Lifestyles Programme and how it was conceptualised. We will discuss the challenges of maintaining a healthy weight in the 21st century and how best to engage children and their families across the socio-economic spectrum. We will ask participants to reflect upon their own eating and activity behaviours and those of their children, family and friends. We will then open up a discussion into the facilitators and barriers they experience in relation to these behaviours. Participants will then be offered the opportunity to set some personalised goals to make some individual changes, either in relation to their own diet and physical activity levels or in relation to supporting their family to lead a healthier lifestyle and to reflect on what support they would like for these goals.

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Cornwall:

Managing Stress workshop

Who: Lucy Cox

When: 13:00-15:00

About: Doing a PhD can be stressful at times. This workshop aims to help you understand your experience of stress better and will provide you with a number of techniques based on the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach to manage your stress levels. Open to all postgraduate researchers.

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Take advantage of these opportunities and come and join us!!! To book onto any of these sessions please visit MyCareerZone

Exeter

End of Week Celebration Event and MoodFood Researcch Talk

Who:

When: 13:00- 14:30

About: At the end of week celebration event we will announce how much money we have raised throughout the week for Mind, review what has happened during Wellbeing week and it will also act as the official launch of the new PGR Pastoral Tutor role. At 13:30 their will be a research talk by MoodFood who will discuss the relationship between food and your mood. Their will also be the chance to sample some food with refreshments served at the end. Join us for the last event of the week.

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How to just do it: Overcoming procrastination workshop

Who: Sali McDermott 

When: 14:00-16:00

About: We all put off tasks at times in favour of doing more interesting things and this can be particularly true for postgraduate researchers. This workshop aims to help you understand procrastination better and will provide you with a number of techniques based on CBT to tackle procrastination.

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Take advantage of these opportunities and come and join us!!! To book onto any of these sessions please visit MyCareerZone