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News: Well­be­ing blog — New SU, #GoTheDis­tance and new FIFA 20 league!

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We're apart at the moment but not alone! (pic from before social distancing)
We're apart at the moment but not alone! (pic from before social distancing)

Wel­come to the lat­est blog from our Stu­dent Well­be­ing Team! We’ve got excit­ing Stu­dents’ Union news, enrich­ment activ­i­ties and well­ness tips.

Our new SU President and Vice-Presidents!

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From 1st June to 5th June our stu­dents vot­ed for they want to lead their Stu­dents’ Union from Sep­tem­ber. They will rep­re­sent stu­dents who are con­tin­u­ing with us in Sep­tem­ber and new stu­dents that we will be wel­com­ing to the College! 

This year’s team have done a great job and we’re sure they will too! 

Well done to every­one who was in the run­ning and con­grat­u­la­tions to new pres­i­dent Claire Brookes, Vice Pres­i­dent of Fur­ther Edu­ca­tion, Hen­ry Icke, and Vice Pres­i­dent of High­er Edu­ca­tion: Kather­ine Harlow. 

Our cur­rent stu­dents can read more about them on the stu­dent intranet, and we’ll bring you more from them on our web­site soon. 

Enrichment has been busy!

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In the last few weeks the lock­down activ­i­ties have start­ed to grow. We’ve had week­ly quiz nights, online XBOX/PS4 games com­pe­ti­tions, plus week­ly mind­ful­ness ses­sions and a Well­ness Café run by our well­be­ing coor­di­na­tors. We’re also explor­ing oth­er pos­si­ble options like live exer­cise ses­sions, and work­shops around things like healthy eat­ing and lifestyle, and stress management. 

We thought we’d share the cur­rent sched­ule so cur­rent stu­dents can see what they can get involved with, and poten­tial stu­dents can see the sort of things we offer, even if they are a bit dif­fer­ent to the usu­al on-cam­pus activ­i­ties at the moment! 

Open to our current students (and staff in some cases)

Acting opportunity - in a short student film. Your details will be passed onto the director for further info.


Monday 15th June:
7pm - Quiz night - this week it's food and drink themed.

Wednesday 17th June:
11.30am - Mindfulness Live with Kate *30 minute session led by Kate.

Wednesday 17th June:
3pm - Wellness Cafe
Have a catch up, find some useful tips and join a popular kind of mental health support.

Any day:

AoC Sport #GoTheDistance challenge.

Simply download the Strava app to track you runs/walks or bike rides. Find "Nottingham College" in the clubs. Here are the links to the separate run and cycle college groups where our distances will be compared to other colleges for prizes. Follow either or both. Remember if you go for walks just track them as a run so your distance goes on there too.

We’re currently 4th (bike) and 30th (run) out of 50 colleges!

FIFA 20 league new season (XBOX and PS4) starting Monday 15th June.

Health and Wellbeing

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We’ve recent­ly launched our Well­ness Cafes. They’re a safe space for every­one in the Col­lege to chat and share tips and ideas for look­ing after our well­be­ing. They can also learn some coach­ing tech­niques that can help us through the rough patches. 

We’ve looked at how you can use a tool known as the Wheel of Life’ to stand back, take a look at the dif­fer­ent areas of your life and how they mea­sure up in terms of the impact on your hap­pi­ness, health and wellbeing. 

We’ve also looked at stress and ways to cope with it.

You can see more on the Stu­dent Well­be­ing social channels.

To find out more about any of the activ­i­ties, cur­rent stu­dents can vis­it the Well­be­ing Hub on the stu­dent intranet or send a direct mes­sage to the Well­be­ing Team though social media. 


And finally...

We’re also prepar­ing for Induc­tion in Sep­tem­ber – if you’re a cur­rent stu­dent get in touch on the social chan­nels below: What bit of advice would you pass onto new stu­dents, that you wish you had known at the start of your time at Col­lege?” Let the Well­be­ing Team know! 

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  • 12th June 2020 (3:55 PM)
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