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Health and wellbeing


Wellbeing activities at WMS

We encourage our staff and students to get involved in wellbeing activities during their lunch breaks and after work to take some time away from the office and do something completely different. We provide a poster template for people who want to promote their own groups that they have set up and activities are featured in our weekly newsletter. Recent activities have included:

  • Yoga classes
  • Football sessions
    Set up by a member of staff, football sessions take place every week with regular staff/student tournaments.
  • Book club
  • Walking and running groups
  • Craft club
  • Self defence classes
  • CPR training

Annual Health and Wellbeing Day

We run an annual Health and Wellbeing Day at WMS, in collaboration with the School of Life Sciences. Open to all staff and students, the day gives participants the chance to take time out of the working week to try some new activities, speak to internal and external wellbeing teams and organisations and sample some healthy food.

Activities at the Health and Wellbeing Days have included:

  • Salsa dancing
  • Lindy hop
  • Mindfulness
  • Hula hooping
  • Drumming
  • Fermented food workshop
  • Choir
  • Deskercise
  • Knitting and crochet

Women's health

We have a dedicated Women's Health and Menopause group at WMS who organise a variety of initiatives. Recent projects have included:

  • Emergency sanitary initiative
    This scheme provides free of charge emergency sanitary protection to everyone at WMS. We have provided, in discreet boxes placed in the gender neutral and female toilets, items that can help during unexpected/unplanned emergencies. Contained within the boxes are different types of sanitary wear, disposable underwear and freshening wipes.

  • Menopause Cafe
    We hold a virtual Menoapuse Cafe every two weeks led by a member of the group. This drop-in session is for men and women to join, with a facilitated discussion taking place about the menopause, its effects and support that can be offered to those going through it.

  • Events
    The group organises talks and events focused on women's health. For example, in October 2020 we organised an online menopause webinar attended by over 200 members of staff. The webinar was delivered by national menopause experts and had a covered the symptoms of menopause, why it is important for current and future health and ways of treating and managing symptoms.
  • Prolapse and Incontinence

We were asked by our community to provide more information about prolapse and incontinence. As the topic area is sensitive colleagues requested information via video rather than attending a seminar or meeting. We have created two short videos talking to our resident expert Professor Olanrewaju Sorinola on the subject.



Facilities on campus

Sports Hub

All WMS staff and students have reduced-rate access to the Warwick Sports Hub, which offers world-class facilities including a 230 station gym, 12-lane swimming pool, an indoor climbing centre and much more. There's a wide range of fitness classes to choose from as well, from pilates to boxercise.

Campus walks
Based on the Gibbet Hill campus, we're lucky to be situated within 5 minutes' walk of beautiful woodland and lakes - the perfect spot for a lunchtime stroll.

Warwick's UniCycles scheme is a bike hire scheme available to all staff and students, with bikes available to collect next to WMS for use across campus.