You Are More Than Your Studies

As we head into exam season remember, you are more than your studies. Make sure that alongside studying and revision you take some time to relax, do something you enjoy and check-in on your mental health and wellbeing.

You Are More Than Events - January 2023

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Free Breakfasts at The Plant Pot

Wednesday 10, Wednesday 17 and Wednesday 24 January
10:00 - 11:00
The Plant Pot, Building 42

Enjoy a FREE vegan breakfast item from The Plant Pot! We'll be opening early so you can start your day with a great breakfast. There will be 50 items up for grabs, first come first served.

Society Taster Sessions - Zumba

Wednesday 10, Wednesday 17 and Wednesday 24 January
17:00 - 18:00
The Cube, Building 42

Come and shake off the stresses of exam time, with a Zumba exercise class to move your body to great music! Whether you come to Zumba all the time or are brand new this class is the perfect way to de-stress! Free Event, booking required.

Free Hot Chocolate and Cookies

Thursday 11 January, 09:30 - 11:00, WSA Cafe

Thursday 18 and Thursday 25, 11:00 - 13:00, The Concourse Building 42

Come and grab FREE hot chocolate and a cookie. First come, first served.

Society Taster Session - Meditation

Thursday 11, Thursday 18 and Thursday 25 January
17:00 - 18:00
Faith and Reflection Centre

Feeling Overwhelmed with responsibilities, or just in need of a tranquil pause from your busy schedule? Look no further! We've got just the event to help you relax, rejuvenate, and find your inner balance. Free event, booking required.

GIAG Crafternoon: Air Dry Clay Everything Workshop

Thursday 11 January
14:00 - 16:00
The Concourse, Building 42

Join our "Air Clay Everything Workshop" and have fun while forgetting about your stress in this exam season! This is a workshop where you get to play our colourful lightweight air clay, a simple and fun material, to make a range of cool items - from key rings and stylish hair clips to personalised fridge magnets and more. Free event, booking required.

GIAG Crafternoon - Watercolour Bookmarks

Monday 15 January
14:00 - 16:00
WSA Cafe

Take a break from the hand-in hustle and unwind with our watercolour bookmark workshop in the Winchester School of Art Cafe! No deadlines, just relaxation and creative flow. We've got the art supplies ready, so all you need to bring is your imagination! Free Event, booking required

Free Fruit and Cereal Bars

Tuesday 16 and Tuesday 23 January
12:00 - 14:00
Hartley Library

Come and grab FREE fruit and cereal bars at Hartley Library. First com, first served.

GIAG Crafternoon - Plant a Plant

Thursday 18 January
14:00 - 16:00
The Concourse, Building 42

Need a break from exams? Join us for a chill Plant-a-Plant Workshop! Join our workshop, choose your plant, paint your plant pot, shake off your stress and take your new green buddy home! Limited spots, so sign up ASAP for a laid-back study break. See you there!

Society Taster Session - Canoe Polo

Saturday 20 January
20:00 - 22:00
Jubilee Sports Centre

Canoe Polo is a competitive water sport played in kayaks. If you'd like to take a break and focus on something else, please feel free to come give it a go! The sport involves kayaking, ball skills (catching and throwing), with two teams at a time aiming to score the most goals. The taster session will aim to get you involved and stuck in as quickly as possible, with up to an hour on the water.

Therapy Dogs

Monday 22 January
12:00 - 14:00
Below Deck, Building 42

Do you need a serotonin boost during the exam period? Take a break and head down to Below Deck to meet some cute four legged friends and have a cuddle to get you through the stress of exams. This event will not be ticketed but will be on a first come first serve basis with limits on the amount of people that can see the dogs at one time.

Society Taster Session - Yoga

Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 January
17:00 - 18:00
The Plant Pot, Building 42

Classical Hatha with Akash - Welcome to the classical Hatha Yoga lesson, this is for everyone who would like to start their yoga journey. In this beautiful journey we will learn basic Yoga postures (Asanas), breathing techniques (Pranayama) and learn meditation. The lesson will end with deep immersive relaxation.

Ashtanga with Michelle - Ashtanga Vinyasa Ashtanga yoga is a dynamic challenging style of yoga where you move through a set series of asanas guided by the breath. It includes Sun Salutations, standing postures, arm balances, seated postures, and inversions. The class is suitable for all levels although a reasonable level of fitness or a desire for a challenge would be useful. Options are always available so that you can adapt the practice . Come with an open mind and a smile!

Gardening in collaboration with Southampton Hub

Thursday 25 January
11:00 - 12:00
Below Deck, Building 42

Come and join us to plant up the new herb and vegetable planters on Below Deck. Get a breath of fresh air and find out more about growing your own. Free Event, booking required. Equipment will be provided.

GIAG Crafternoon - Paint a Vase Workshop

Thursday 25 January
14:00 - 16:00
The Concourse, Building 42

Celebrate your exam triumph at our Paint a Vase Workshop on January 25th! Unleash your creativity as you paint a personalized vase, pick a flower we provide and make your creation bloom. This hands-on workshop is a perfect post-exam unwind – a chance to express yourself and craft a unique piece to take home. Join us at Highfield for an afternoon filled with colorrs, creativity, and a celebration of your successes!

Union Films - Free Cinema Screenings

Sunday 14 January 17:00 - Toy Story
Sunday 14 January 19:30 - Toy Story 2
Sunday 21st January 18:00 - Toy Story 3
The Cube, Building 42

Sit back, relax and unwind during exams with these free showings of the Toy Story Trilogy. Free Event, booking required.

BioSoc Netball Taster Session

Monday 15 January 17:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 17 January 17:00 - 19:00
Wide Lane

Our taster session will involve a dance workout, obstacle courses and challenges within groups. We will also be doing some skills practice leading into game play. Free Event, booking required.

If you need support during this exam period, The Advice Centre at SUSU offer practical advice and help for academic, housing and financial issues. The University’s Student Hub offer mental health and wellbeing support, as well as support for students with disabilities, mental health conditions or specific learning difficulties.

Wellbeing Wednesdays

We hold Wellbeing Wednesday each Wednesday throughout the year to allow students to get some warm food and receive support. Starting at 2pm and running until 4pm students can come up to the welfare room in the Advice center where during the winter hot soup is provide and in the summer pasta. If needed, students can also then receive support at the advice Centre which runs a drop-in service from 2pm to 4pm specializing in practical support for Housing, Finance & Academic concerns. 

There are lots of spaces at SUSU where you can grab a table and a drink while revising, or find a quiet space to do some studying. These include The Bridge (Level 4 B42), Veg Out (Level 3 B42), Bar 3 (Level 3 B42), Below Deck (Level 2 B42), and The Stag’s (B40).

As part of the You Are More Than Campaign, we encourage you to spread some cheer with a positive message to your peers. 

Write a positive message on our mini whiteboards and stick to the wall on The Concourse, Building 42, for all to see when walking past! 

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