Through its Study Happy campaign, the Library encourages both undergraduate and postgraduate students to focus on wellbeing, connect with other students, take a break from studying, and get creative or learn a new skill.
Regular events in the Library include mindfulness sessions, creative chillout sessions, language exchange workshops, and our ever-popular visits from the Pets As Therapy dogs!
All events are free to attend - however, while most are drop-in sessions, some of the sessions can get very busy and booking is required.
Mind full or mindful?
Through the practice of meditation and "in-the-moment" techniques, mindfulness cultivates in us the ability to free ourselves from our habitual responses. The result is that we are increasingly able to think, feel and act with a new sense of clarity and purpose in both every day and major moments of life.
Learn some practical mindfulness exercises to help you feel calm and in control. Study Happy Mindfulness sessions take place in the Library on Wednesdays during term time, 1pm-2pm in the Seminar Room (Floor 2). No booking necessary, open to all students at the University of Warwick.
Sport and activity can help lift your mood and take away built up stresses. Warwick Sport deliver different courses, classes and sessions to help you stay active and productive.
Warwick Sport also run a number of free health and wellbeing classes, to help release tension and stress to feel refreshed. In addition to these, you can also get active for free through Rock Up & Play, Pop-Up Sport, Claycroft Activity Zone or Run. Jog. Walk.
Being a volunteer can help you to release stress, get creative and improve your self-confidence, as well as helping you to connect with fellow student volunteers and the local community. It can be rewarding, fun, and help you to develop key skills and experience.
There are a number of different projects you can volunteer with as a Warwick student - it's easy to get started. If you're not sure how much time you can commit to volunteering, try the Give it a Go! programme, which has a range of one-off opportunities if you want to try something new!
At Warwick, the Wellbeing Support Services team based in Senate House offer a range of resources and services to help you navigate the challenges and opportunities of postgraduate study.
Sign up for a Living Well at Warwick session and learn how to approach a variety of issues that can arise during your study, from procrastination and motivation, to managing change and homesickness. As part of this, there are a number of sessions tailored towards postgraduate students to support you during your studies.
The University Counselling Service also runs a range of specialist workshops to help students understand and cope with specific issues.
If you wish to discuss ways to improve your wellbeing in a 1:1 meeting, you can also book a Wellbeing Appointment with a Wellbeing Adviser, available throughout the academic year.
In addition, Wellbeing Support Services also offer student support for practical advice and help on a range of issues, and sessions with counsellors for anyone experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties.
Find out more information regarding wellbeing and support services.