Workshops and Webinars

Workshops

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.

To book on to one of our workshops, please click the workshops drop-down below and click the link under the workshop you are interested in (these links will be added in the week beginning Monday 17th September). This will take you to the My Career Zone where you are able to book a space. If you are interested in a workshop which is not scheduled to take place in the near future, please do let us know so we are able to ensure we are providing the right support for students. 

Webinars

Wellbeing Services also offer a number of webinars that you can attend from the comfort of your own home via your laptop or PC. Webinars are highly interactive online workshops that allow you to participate and learn new ways to approach different areas of your life. Please click the Webinars drop-down below to view and book onto our sessions.

All workshops will run in Reed Mews Wellbeing Centre from 10:30 - 12:30 unless otherwise stated.

Being Kinder to Ourselves

Friday 11th October

The way we think about ourselves & the way we think others feel about us impacts hugely on our wellbeing. Self-criticism is often our default setting, so this workshop will introduce ways in which we can be kinder to ourselves using Compassion Focused exercises.

Stressbusting

Wednesday 16th October  

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.

Overcoming Panic Attacks (14:30 to 16:30)

Wednesday 23rd October

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.

Managing Perfectionism (pending room confirmation)

Wednesday 30th October

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 and performance.

How to Just Do It - Overcoming Procrastination (pending room confirmation)

Wednesday 6th November

This workshop aims to help you understand procrastination better and will provide you with a number of techniques based on the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach to manage it. Prepare to motivate yourself to stop delaying the study you need to do.

Go to Bed and Get Some Sleep!

Wednesday 13th November 

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.
 

Feeling Anxious About Presentations or Speaking Up?

Wednesday 20th November

This workshop aims to give you more information about presentation anxiety and to give you techniques based on the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach to manage this anxiety and give better presentations.

Busting Exam Stress

Wednesday 27th November

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

Our AccessAbility workshops run in term time, and are bookable via My Career Zone links below. Please note these links will be added in the week beginning Monday 16th September. Further information about the content will be available on the individual Career Zone event pages.

These workshops are tailored to those who are accessing Wellbeing Services for a disability or health condition impacting on their study. If you require study skills support and this isn’t related to a health condition or disability, support can be accessed through the academic skills team. Information can be found at http://www.exeter.ac.uk/academic-skills-engagement-team/

Dates for 2019/2020

Workshops will run on alternate Wednesdays from 14:30 - 15:30 in Reed Mews Wellbeing Centre (building 15 on the campus map).

Time Management and Keeping Focused

Wednesday 16th October

This group workshop is designed to help you build focus and concentration when studying. It covers topics such as finding the best time and place to work, prioritising your workload, setting targets and use of tech aids to help you monitor your performance. 

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Making Notes in Lectures and When Reading

Wednesday 30th October

This workshop looks at methods of notetaking in lectures including making use of recap recordings. It also aims to help you maximise your reading without increasing your workload. In particular it explores how to organise reading and how to adopt an active reading method which should help make your reading more productive.

You may find this workshop helpful if you often find that note-taking for you means writing down everything you hear or read.

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Essay Planning, Structuring and Proofreading

Wednesday 13th November

This workshop explores how to use question analysis to target research, planning and structuring to write a structured response to an assignment.  It looks how to structure essays and support the development of a coherent argument. It also looks at improving your proofreading.

You will find this workshop helpful if you find it difficult to get started on an assignment or often get feedback suggesting you have missed the point of the question.

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Effective Revision and Exam Technique

Wednesday 27th November

This workshop will cover topics such as (final) revision, decoding exam questions, how to plan in exam conditions and using any extra time you may have effectively. The workshop covers skills required for essay based exams and short answer questions.

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’.

Getting Wise to Your Mind

Tuesday 15th October from 14:30 - 15:30

Our Mind often works in ways that increase our suffering and holds us back from leading a rich and fulfilling life, for example by being negative and self-critical. This webinar aims to help you to understand how your mind works and to learn ways to respond to negative thoughts less automatically.

Please book your place here:

https://mycareerzone.exeter.ac.uk/students/events/Detail/668991

Logging in: Please be aware that you will be emailed a specific link in the weeks preceding the Webinar which will allow you to log into the session. If you have any difficulties please call us on 01392 724381.

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How to Tame Your Bully Mind Using Mindfulness (and other strategies)

Tuesday 29th October from 14:30 - 15:30

We often KNOW that what we are feeling (for example shame and guilt) is based on ‘false’ or ‘irrational’ ideas that our Mind has generated, but we often REACT to situations without giving them any conscious consideration. Mindfulness can help us get a different perspective and gain more control.

Please book your place here:

https://mycareerzone.exeter.ac.uk/students/events/Detail/669021

Logging in: Please be aware that you will be emailed a specific link in the weeks preceding the Webinar which will allow you to log into the session. If you have any difficulties please call us on 01392 724381.

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Living a Meaningful Life (Living by Your Values)

Tuesday 19th November from 14:30 - 15:30

Your values are answers to big questions, such as, what do you want your life to stand for? How would you like to be remembered? Values give us meaning and purpose; knowing our values allows us to move in our chosen direction in life despite stress and negative feelings. This webinar explores this.

Please book your place here:

https://mycareerzone.exeter.ac.uk/students/events/Detail/669024

Logging in: Please be aware that you will be emailed a specific link in the weeks preceding the Webinar which will allow you to log into the session. If you have any difficulties please call us on 01392 724381.