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Workshops and Webinars

Workshops and Webinars

Workshops and Webinars

Webinars

Wellbeing Services offer a number of webinars you can attend remotely. Webinars are interactive online workshops that allow you to participate and learn new ways to approach different areas of your life.

  • Please click the Bookable Webinars drop-down below to find out more about our available sessions and book a place.
  • We have a number of Previously Recorded Webinars available to watch instantly on the drop-down below, including Looking After Your Wellbeing During Coronavirus.

Our Term 1 webinar schedule is below, and booking links. Please also see recordings of our previous webinars in the 'Recorded Webinars' drop-down on this page.

Wellbeing Webinars

Our Term 1 Wellbeing Webinar schedule is below. Webinars will run online. Please also see recordings of our previous webinars in the 'Recorded Webinars' drop-down on this page.

These webinars aim to help you understand your experience of these challenges better, and will provide you with a number of techniques based on the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach.

Date/Time

Webinar subject

To book a place

Wednesday 13th October 
2.30-3.30pm

Feeling nervous about presentations or speaking up?

Almost all students have to give presentations and 99% will feel anxious about this. The majority of these people are able to do it anyway and not let the anxiety stand in the way. However, for some the anxiety is considerably higher, they might worry about the presentation for weeks before hand and feel increasing anxiety as it approaches. They may feel so anxious on the day their performance is affected as a result.     

Book a place
Thursday 14th October 2pm-3pm

Settling into University Life in 2021 

University life can be exciting, but it can bring its own set of challenges and more so this year due to the pandemic. A lot has changed since the world first went into Covid-19 lockdown in March 2020. As face-to-face teaching resumes and many students are heading back to campuses for the first time or perhaps after a long time away, feelings may be mixed. This webinar will help you identify and tackle some of the challenges associated with starting or resuming university life and find ways to make the most of of your time at Exeter.   

Please email accessability@exeter.ac.uk
Wednesday 20th October 
2.30-3.30pm

I've got to be perfect

Sometimes the demands we can put on ourselves to achieve high standards can put us under a lot of pressure. Although this can be positive, it is important to notice when we are pushing ourselves beyond our limits, as our work can often suffer as a result. This workshop aims to help you understand perfectionism better and will provide you with a number of techniques based on the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach. The aim is to continue to maintain your high standards without them adversely affecting your wellbeing.       

Book a place
Wednesday 27th October 
2.30-3.30pm

How to just do it

We all put off tasks at times in favour of doing more interesting things; it is estimated that this is an issue for 75-95% of students. However, leaving work until the last minute can be problematic, resulting in us feeling stressed, missing a deadline or getting a lower grade than we hoped for. 

Book a place
Wednesday 10th November 
2.30-3.30pm

Go to bed and get some sleep!    

This workshop aims to give you information about sleep and what can cause problems in sleeping patterns. We also include some information on improving tiredness.

Having a healthy sleeping pattern is very important for overall wellbeing, however many people have difficulties with sleeping and feeling tired. Being a student this can be very frustrating. This workshop also aims to give you a number of different techniques and strategies based on the cognitive behavioural therapy approach to improve the quality and quantity of your sleep. 

Book a place
Wednesday 17th November 
2.30-3.30pm

Overcoming Panic attacks         

Panic attacks are very intense peaks in anxiety that come on very quickly and can last up to ten minutes. When having a panic attack people report symptoms such as increased heart rate or palpitations; chest pain; shortness of breath; dizziness; and feeling disorientated. The experience can be very unpleasant and can have a big effect on your day to day life. This workshops helps you deal with strategies to prevent this. This workshop aims to give you more information about panic attacks so you can better understand what is happening to your body. It also provides a number of techniques to help you overcome panic attacks based on the cognitive behavioural therapy approach.

Book a place

Wednesday 24th November
2.30-3.30pm

Busting Exam Stress       

This workshop aims to give you techniques to decrease stress around exams and enable you to perform better as a result.

Exams can be very difficult - you may have a lot of pressure to do well and this can lead to high levels of stress. A certain amount of stress is helpful for exams but too much can actually impede your performance. Problems with sleep, fatigue, headaches and tension are some of the effects stress can have on our bodies. All these problems may affect our ability to concentrate and make it difficult for us to reach our full potential with our work. 

Book a place

Below are recordings of webinars that we have run previously. If you didn't have a chance to book on, you can still experience the webinar without the interactive elements:

Term Two, academic year 20/21

Term One, academic year 20/21

Term Three, academic year 19/20

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The Student Communications team also organise a series of short Mind Over Natter talks which provide quick tips and pointers for staff and students to use in their own life to help them with their wellbeing. You can find out more information and watch previous talks here.

Workshops

Please be aware that  we are running our workshops as online webinars until further notice. Please refer to our Bookable Webinars section above to see sessions that are available.

Wellbeing Services offer a broad range of workshops to help support students in their time at Exeter. These are facilitated by the Psychological Therapies Pathway, who focus on issues surrounding students' wellbeing, and the AccessAbility Pathway, who focus on issues surrounding study skills and the effects of disability and long-term health conditions on study.

Our workshops have been tailored to focus on concerns that are frequently raised by students during their time at university. In this supportive space, you are offered practical tips and techniques to help you work through any problems you may be experiencing. Students often value the shared experience of a group and tell us that it helps to feel that they are not the only one struggling with something. Whilst there is opportunity for discussion, there is no expectation for you to take part.

Please be aware that due to COVID-19 we are running our workshops as online webinars until further notice. Please refer to our Bookable Webinars section above to see sessions that are available.

Please be aware that due to COVID-19 we are running our workshops as online webinars until further notice. Please refer to our Bookable Webinars section above to see sessions that are available.

Postgraduate research students can access wellbeing sessions as part of the Researcher Development programme.

You can book on to these sessions on My Career Zone by searching ‘Researcher Development Exeter’ under ‘Events’.