Wellbeing Campaigns

Below is a list of activities and initiatives that the Wellbeing Team will be focusing on every month that you can take part in.

Wellbeing Top Tips

It would be great if you could take a few moments to share some practical advice and tips on maintaining your wellbeing. Whether it’s a life hack, your experience of using support services or your positive wellbeing tip of the day we would love to hear your story. Please click here to share and help us to continue to support the University community.

Previous Months

December 2021 - Festive Wellbeing

November 2021 - Stress Awareness Week

October 2021 - BeWell and Inclusion Week

September 2021 - Suicide Prevention Day

August 2021 - Anxiety out of Lockdown 

July 2021 - Active Travel Challenge

June 2021 - Men's Health Week and Diabetes Awareness Week.

May 2021 - National Walking Month.

April 2021 - Stress Awareness Month.

March 2021 - National Bed Month.

February 2021 - Time to Talk day and Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Week.

January 2021 - New Year New You, Dry January and Sugar Awareness.

If you would like to know more about any of the topics covered in 2021 please contact wellbeing@abdn.ac.uk

Get involved

National Walking Month


This #NationalWalkingMonth it’s all about teamwork! We challenge you and your team to complete our selfie Bingo Card by visiting 10 locations and taking 10 selfies (individually or as a team). Send all photos as a zip file to wellbeing@abdn.ac.uk by 31 May for a chance to win lunch for 10 members of your team!

An example can be found here

Employee Wellbeing Kiosks

Employee Wellbeing Kiosks

Throughout the month of May, we would like to provide you with the opportunity to have a health check through our Wellbeing Kiosks.

The Kiosks will measure blood pressure, body mass index, visceral fat, blood oxygen saturation levels, body temperature, hydration levels, bone mass, and basal metabolism.

No information will be stored, and your data will only be accessed by you. The only thing that will be recorded is the number of people who use the kiosk.

You will find the Wellbeing Kiosks along with some health and wellbeing information at the following places on campus:

02/5/2022 – 13/5/2022
Crush Hall, University Office, Old Aberdeen

02/5/2022 – 13/5/2022
Main Foyer, IMS, Foresthill

16/5/2022 – 27/5/2022
209 Suttie Centre, Foresthill

16/5/2022 – 27/5/2022
PGR School, Crombie Halls, Old Aberdeen

For more information on what your results mean: Lifestyle checkpoint Brochure

If you would like to share feedback on your experience of using the kiosks, please email wellbeing@abdn.ac.uk

Corporate Games

We've signed up to the Corporate Games 2022 at Aberdeen Sports Village! This multi-sport event blends fitness, fun, and quality time with colleagues - away from the desk and virtual meetings. The games are open to all staff - regardless of age, gender, sporting ability, or level of fitness.

Details of each event including competition dates and training times are outlined in this brochure. We would love for as many people to take part as possible. Everyone who takes part will be given a UoA tshirt to wear for the event and keep as a souvenir!

For more information and to sign up for an event(s) contact The Wellbeing Team (wellbeing@abdn.ac.uk)

You can find the live 2022 Corporate Games Leaderboard HERE.

Language Groups

Conversational language groups have moved online!  Please join. We meet regularly to practice conversing in different languages.

The main groups we have at the moment are Arabic, French, German, Italian and Spanish. However if there is enough interest in practicing other languages, then new groups could be formed.  To join an existing group please contact one of the hosts below.  To start a new language group please fill in this online form.

All levels are welcome- you can join in the conversation as much as you feel comfortable with.

Hope to see some new people soon.

UoA Collections Big Draw

UoA Collections Big Draw Activity Page

As part of the international Big Draw festival this year, we’ve created an online activity page inspired by the University of Aberdeen Collections. Dip in and Draw!

Drawing from the Collections
Visit our webpage and take a 15 minute time out to draw along with one of our curators. This is not about creating a masterpiece. It's about enjoying time out with paper and pencil. We've chosen a jade water buffalo, a hawk from the Aberdeen Bestiary illuminated manuscript, a woven ball and a plant illustration for you to doodle.

Drawing Without Seeing
Have a go at our "Drawing Without Seeing" challenges where we describe a mystery object and invite you to draw what you think it might look like. How close can you get?

Drawing Inspiration
We hope you will enjoy this resource and draw inspiration from our collections.