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Whether you are self-isolating, or just staying in more during lockdown – we know it can be tricky to find things to do to keep busy!
Each week we’re rounding up some of the best virtual events, activities and careers support you can access from home. Don’t forget to download the ‘My Liverpool’ app to view all events and create your own personalised planner.
This Thursday (4 March) is University Mental Health Day, so as part of this round up we are including some events designed to help you manage your wellbeing. Please remember that if you ever feel like you need support or advice, our Student Support team is here for you. You can also email the team on: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Psycho-Social Education skills group called U-CAN has launched to help students improve their levels of stress, anxiety and for those with a persistent low mood. The group will help you develop skills to manage your mental health using the ‘Living Life to the Full’ programme and low intensity CBT approaches.
When: Fridays, 2-4pm
Find out more: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/studentsupport/studentmentalhealth/clinicalservices/u-canservice/
As part of University Mental Health Day, the Wellbeing Team are running a virtual session on how to combat loneliness for all students. It is quite common for people at Uni to feel lonely- and even more common to imagine that no one else feels the same way, but many of us do. Come along if you would like to hear our hints and tips on some ways to combat loneliness – we would love to see you there.
When: Thursday, 4 March, 2pm
Find out more: Contact email@example.com to register for this session
The Careers & Employability team are pleased to launch a brand new podcasting and presenting programme for students. It doesn’t matter what subject you study, this is a great chance to try something new and develop your skills.
Find out more: https://bit.ly/3sulVRL
Grab a hot drink, cosy spot and fire up your phone or laptop – it’s time to make some zoom BFFs from the comfort of your own living space.
When: Monday, 1– Friday, 5 March 11am-12.30pm
Find out more: https://liverpoolguild.native.fm/ (search ‘TeaTalk’)
In the latest programme in this online careers series featuring recent University of Liverpool graduates, you can find out what it is like to work at Amazon with alumnus, Andrew Craig, who is currently a Senior Product Manager at the company.
Find out more: http://bit.ly/3bEyMtC
In this session the recruitment team at EY will discuss how you can prepare yourself for a virtual recruitment process. It will look at online tests, such as numerical reasoning and situational judgment, job simulation, virtual assessment days and virtual final interviews. An invaluable online careers session full of practical tips no matter which company you are applying to.
When: Tuesday, 2 March
Find out more: http://bit.ly/3soCv5a
We know that this year is very different to normal and making new friends from 2m can be difficult, especially if you’re also living alone! Through breakout rooms and conversation starters, you’ll have a chance to get to know the group and hopefully pick up some new pals along the way.
When: Wednesday, 3 March, 6 -7.30pm
Find out more: https://liverpoolguild.native.fm/ (search ‘Speed-Mateing’)
The team from Mindless Academy are hosting live weekly journaling workshop. The 20-minute session will feature a short, guided meditation, followed by a series of journaling prompts that aim to help move us forward in our thinking, clear our minds and make space for change.
When: Friday, 5 March
Find out more: http://bit.ly/3kxmR4T
Good Grief Café offers a safe online space to chat about difficult subjects surrounding death, loss and grief. Students are invited to join Lilly and Laura from St Luke in the City Team Parish as part of the Anglican chaplaincy to discuss topics from the Church of England’s ‘Grave Talk’ resource.
When: Wednesday, 3 March, 3-4pm and 6-7pm
Find out more: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/good-grief-cafe-online-tickets-141257654447
The Guild’s weekly Study Sessions are here to offer extra motivation and moral support to tick that essay off your to do list and an opportunity to share your pandemic study tip secrets.
When: Monday, 1 March, 1-2.30pm and Wednesday, 3 March, 2-3.30pm
Find out more: https://liverpoolguild.native.fm/ (search ‘study group sessions’)
Applications are now open for University of Liverpool Master’s students to enter the San Marcos Sustainable Business Challenge 2021. This is a great opportunity for postgraduate students from any subject to work with students from Peru and China in cross-university interdisciplinary teams on a real-world challenge.
Find out more: http://bit.ly/3kxrWKv
Learn how to express your voice in a creative way and harness your potential to create positive changes in your community. This free online event on 6 March is the first of six in a new programme from Divergent UK that focus on harnessing your creativity and different ways of thinking.
Find out more: http://bit.ly/2ZTTP68
We’re here for you. If you need access to support, activities or services we’re here to help.
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