University to host Health and Wellbeing fair on campus

Students from the University of Aberdeen will have the opportunity to find out more about a wide range of services available to them at a Health and Wellbeing day being held on campus this week (Thursday) in Elphinstone Hall from 11am to 2pm.

The interactive fair, which is part of the University’s Clued Up campaign, will focus on all aspects of student health and wellbeing including physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing, personal safety and cyber security.

Students will be able to speak to representatives from a variety of University service providers, external support services, charities and student led organisations including Student Support, Police Scotland, Choices Aberdeen and CoppaFeel – a student led breast cancer awareness organisation. These, along with many others will all be on hand to provide advice and guidance to students.

There will be a series of talks taking place on resilience, cyber security, staying safe and sexual health. There will also be a variety of demonstrations and interactive activities taking place, including a healthy cooking demo from one of the University’s award winning chefs. The Rowett Institute will be on hand with their BMI/Body Fat monitor, the NHS will be offering Blood born virus spot tests, Aberdeen Sports Village will be running some physical challenges and the ever popular Dr Bike will be on campus providing a free bicycle safety clinic.

Margaret Ross, Vice Principal for the People Stategy at the University, commented: “Student’s health and wellbeing is of utmost importance to the University. We want to ensure that students stay healthy and safe and have an enjoyable student experience. The Health and Wellbeing Day is the flagship event in the University’s health, safety and wellbeing campaign for students - CluedUp. In addition to a series of events Clued Up provides an easy to navigate website which will signpost and direct students to up-to-date and relevant services, information, and resources to support students health, wellbeing and safety.

“With over 25 exhibitors due to attend the Health and Wellbeing Day we hope that students will be able to find out everything they need to know about maintaining positive health and wellbeing “

Lawson Ogubi, AUSA Student President, added: “The Aberdeen University Students’ Association takes the welfare, health and wellbeing of our students with utmost seriousness. That is why the Association and our Welfare Officer has partnered with the University to host this event and we encourage every student to take advantage of this and explore the various health and wellbeing tips and activities available. In the spirit of the day, the various societies and clubs in AUSA will be around to showcase exciting demos in addition to hosting other activities organised by the University."