BeWell

BeWell

BeWell is designed to support you during key times throughout the year - below you will find details on some of our BeWell activities.

Take a Break!

While studying remember to take regular breaks, this is good for reducing stress and boosting productivity!

To support you with this during revision week we have organised some activities and pop-ups stands around campus, so look out for free drinks/food and events to keep your spirit high!

FREE Brainy Breakfast every day! (28 November - 2 December)

Brainy Breakfast  

Kickstart your day with a nutritious pot of porridge, cup of filter coffee or tea FOR FREE. During Revision Week (28 November - 2 December) it will be available between 8.30am – 9.45am from the following locations:

Daily

  • Sgt Peppers (1st floor SUB) Everyday

Tuesdays and Thursdays

  • AberBean (Suttie Centre) 
  • AberBean (MacRobert) 
Monday 28 November

Hot Chocolate and Chill

Take a break from your busy revision schedule and drop into the Student's Union building at Hillhead Student Village for a hot chocolate, some snacks, and a chance to have a chat and unwind with some games and a chill area to help relax!

Feel free to bring your own mug with you for us to fill up!

When: Monday 28 November, 5pm - 8pm
Where: Student's Union building, Hillhead Student Village

Tuesday 29 November

Disability History Month Lunch

Fuel up with a free lunch on 29 November in the 7th floor meeting room, Sir Duncan Rice Library and learn about the support available to you. This event is open to all and takes place as part of Disability History Month under the 2022 theme of Disability, Health and Wellbeing.

When: Tuesday 29 November, 12pm - 1.30pm
Where: 7th Floor meetin room, Sir Duncan Rice Library, Old Aberdeen Campus


Take a Break in Polwarth

Stretch your legs and come by our pop-up stall at Polwarth Medical Library!
We got your healthy study snacks and hot drinks ready to go, interactive activities, study resource tips and as always freebies, freebies, freebies! See you there!

When: Tuesday 29 November, 10am - 12pm
Where: Polwarth Medical Library, Foresterhill campus

Wednesday 30 November

Qigong break

Reduce your stress levels and join us for a Qigong break, leaving you feeling relaxed yet energised.

When: Wednesday 30 November, 1pm - 1.30 pm
Where: MS Teams (email wellbeing@abdn.ac.uk for your joining link)


"Take a Break" in the Sir Duncan Rice Library

Stretch your legs and come by our pop-up stand in Sir Duncan Rice Library!
We got your healthy study snacks and hot drinks ready to go, interactive activities, study resource tips and as always freebies, freebies, freebies! See you there!

When: Wednesday 30 November, 1pm - 3pm
Where: Sir Duncan Rice Library, Ground floor


Woofie Wednesdays

Pawwwws. Destress and relieve your exam worries with some furry friends.

When: Wednesday 30 November, 2pm - 3pm
Where:  TheSir Duncan Rice Library, ground floor


Pizza & Crafts

Looking for an activity to help you relax and chill out in the run up to exam period? Come along to Union Brew for FREE Dominos pizza and the chance to de-stress with some crafting activities. Open to All!

Crafting materials will be provided, however please feel free to bring any of your own crafts with you too!

Pizza availability on a first come first served basis.

When: Wednesday 30 November, 5pm - 8pm
Where: Union Brew, Student's Union building, Old Aberdeen campus

Thursday 1 December

Wellbeing Café

Take an active break and pop along to the Wellbeing Café. We will have refreshments, interactive activities, study resource tips and freebies up for grabs.

When: Thursday 1 December, 12pm - 2pm
Where: The Wellbeing Lounge, Multi-Faith Chaplaincy, High street, Old Aberdeen Campus

Friday 2 December

Games Night

Hosted by Student Union Officers & Blackwells – a night of games and fun to help you relax and spend some time with friends.

Join us in Union Brew, open to all, whether you are an experienced gamer or just want to give something new a try!

When: Friday 2 December, 5.30pm - 9pm
Where: Union Brew, Student's Union Building, Old Aberdeen Campus

Wednesday 14 December

Plant Potting 

Take a break and pop along to Cruickshank Gardens to pot a plant for your desk, home or as a Christmas gift, and learn valuable tips to care for your new potted pal and find out more about the University’s Disability Staff Network. This free event is open to all and takes place as part of Disability History Month under the 2022 theme of Disability, Health and Wellbeing. 

When: Wednesday 14 December, 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Where: Cruickshank Botanical Gardens

Take a Break pop-ups!

Take a Break pop-ups!

Stretch your legs and come by our pop-up stands this week for some healthy study snacks, hot drinks, interactive activities and as always; freebies!

Qigong

Qigong

Reduce your stress levels and join us for a Qigong break, leaving you feeling relaxed yet energised. Wednesdays at 1pm - see you there!

Woofie Wednesdays

Woofie Wednesdays

Destress and relieve your exam worries with some furry friends at the Sir Duncan Rice Library this week. Woofie Wednesdays are full of cuddles!

16 Days of Activism

The University is supporting the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign.

Throughout the 16 days, we are hosting a series of Pop-Up events to raise awareness and provide support. Details can be found in the tab below.

If you are experiencing abuse, it is not your fault. You have the right to feel safe wherever you are and whatever you are doing. You can use the University’s Confidential Online Reporting Tool to report any incidents or acts of harassment, bullying, violence, targeted hate, or sexual misconduct.

For more information about the University’s commitment and work on gender-based violence visit: Gender-Based and Sexual Violence information page.

Information about Pop-up Events

Friday 25th Nov @1200 -1230 (Staff Only)
Join the team from CareFirst for a light touch session on domestic violence, noticing the signs and how you and care first can support those affected. Join live or access the recording here.

Friday 25th Nov @1730
Calling everyone to stand in solidarity against GBV! The Aberdeen Women’s Alliance has organised a Reclaim the Night march that is led primarily by women. Everyone's welcome to join.  The event starts at St Nicholas Street (outside M&S) and will proceed to a slow march up Union Street. For more information please contact Sai the Vice President for Welfare

Tuesday 6 Dec @ 5.30pm, MR266 MacRobert Building
Woman, Life, Freedom is the cry of Iranians for the regime change to end more than 4 decades of systematic violation of women’s rights in Iran. Come along to this short presentation to show solidarity with courageous Iranians who risk their lives to build a society based on equality, justice, and human’s dignity. 

Information Stands 
Pop along to one of our information stands at the following locations for further information about GBV, the support available or to talk to one of our trained staff members: 

Wednesday 30th Nov @ 1000-1300, Suttie Centre, Foresterhill

Thursday 1st December @ 1100-1400, Union Brew, Student's Union Building

Monday 5th December @ 1000-1300, Sir Duncan Rice Library, Old Aberdeen

Thursday 8th December @ 1200-1500, Multi-Faith Chaplaincy (High street, Old Aberdeen)

Wellbeing Wednesdays

BeWell Campaigns

Self-care tips from our Pampered Pets

Self-care tips from UoA Pampered Pets

Did you know parrots need 10-12 hours of sleep per night? And that humans should drink 2 litres of water per day? 

Our UoA Pampered pets share their best self-care tips! 

Mental Health Awareness Week

We all have mental health

You are never alone; mental health affects us all differently and does not discriminate against age, gender, ethnicity, or role at the University. Our mental health video montage shows what mental health means to different people in our staff and student community.

Sleep Soundly with UoA Pets

A good night’s sleep helps to us to perform at our best mentally, physically and academically.  Our sleepy pets video shares some sleep hygiene tips to help you get a good night's sleep.

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.

BeWell Resources