Wellbeing Week – what’s on this week

Wellbeing Week starts today (10 May) with a programme of activities to help students and staff to boost their health and wellbeing.

Please remember, if you feel you need extra support at any time during your studies please visit our Student Support Services webpages.

There are more than 50 free sessions and events taking place every day until Friday, 14 May including the hugely popular Campus 5k which is taking place on Wednesday.

You can take part whether you are working or studying on campus or at home. If you are on campus the route will be posted on @sportliverpool for you to run or walk at your own time throughout the day. If you are at home or off campus, you can run or walk your own 5k route wherever you are. Sport Liverpool invite everyone to share their Campus 5k story on Instagram or Twitter and tag @sportliverpool #Campus5K to be entered into a prize draw to win either a 3-month membership to the sports centre, a Fitbit, amazon vouchers or a famous Sport Liverpool water bottle!

Programme highlights

We’ve rounded up some of our other top picks from across the week below. You can view the full programme on the Wellbeing Week webpages, and on the My Liverpool app – free to download from the App Store and Google Play.

1. Exercise in the city

Join us in person or online to exercise at some of Liverpool’s best known  landmarks.

When: Monday, 10 – Friday, 14 May, 1pm



Monday – HIIT at Crosby Beach, book here.

Tuesday – Zumba at Liverpool Waterfront, book here.

Wednesday – Yoga at Sefton Park, book here.

Thursday – Bodypump at VG&M Courtyard, book here.

Friday – Bootcamp at Metropolitan Cathedral, book here.

Join online: You will be able to view and join in the class from LivUniGym IGTV

2. Gardening Session

Come and experience the wellbeing benefits of gardening while helping the Green Guild give a bit of love back to our Guild Walk pocket garden. We’ll be giving it a much needed post-lockdown tidy up and would love for you to help us get it back to its pre-Covid glory.

When: Monday, 10 May, 12pm

Where: Meet on University Square – book here.

3. How to Boost Your Motivation During Lockdown

During this session we will be discussing what can usually interfere with motivation and will be identifying possible positive lifestyle changes and practical solutions to enhance motivation.

When: Monday, 10 May, 2.30pm

Where: Email advice@liverpool.ac.uk to book.

4. Wellbeing Walk

Walking is one of the easiest ways to become healthier, lose weight, increase activity levels & get your daily dose of Vitamin D!  There are many mental health benefits too benefits including improving your mood, reducing stress, managing anxiety, helping to get a better sleep, helping to cope with difficult times and reducing the risk of depression. Lead by Sport Liverpool’s Gym Team, join us each day for a city walk.

When: Monday, 10 – Friday, 14 May, various times

Where: Meet at the Sports & Fitness Centre entrance – book here.

5. Outdoor Mindful break

Join us for an outdoor mindful study break – you can bring along a craft project, a book, or even just come for a sit down and a natter outside and have a break from your work.

When: Tuesday, 11 May, 12pm

Where: Meet at Abercromby Square – book here.

6. Wellbeing Week Cycle Day

We will be on campus on Guild Walk with the Peloton Liverpool team who will be carrying out FREE repairs/maintenance if your bike needs some TLC and to help you on your way. You can also get your bike registered by Campus Support, receive discounts, giveaways and lots more! All bikes will be sanitised on arrival and again before collection.

When: Wednesday, 12 May, 8.30-11.30am

Where: Guild Walk, no booking required.

7. Guided Bike Rides

Enjoy the spring weather and join our expert guide and cycling instructor for a leisurely bike ride. All staff and student cyclists are welcome. Don’t worry if you don’t have a bike (or much cycling experience!) as we will provide sanitised bikes and helmets. Due to Covid-19 restrictions places on the rides are limited to 5 and must be pre-booked.

When: Wednesday, 12 May, 12 and 2pm

Where: Meet on University Square outside Guild Reception – book here.

8. Wellbeing walks – Mindful Dog Walking (PGR students only)

Going on a walk with dogs have many physical and mental benefits. Mindful walking with dogs has shown to reduce loneliness and promote happiness and health. So, whether you have a dog or you do not have a dog, come along for this PGR event.
We will pair a PGR with and without dogs to provide an opportunity to socialise and network.

When: Tuesday, 11 May, 12pm

Where: Book here.

9. Creative Writing for Wellbeing in Abercromby Square

Join our socially distanced Creative Writing for Wellbeing workshop in beautiful Abercromby Square. This outdoor event has been held at UoL for several years now and has produced literary roses bushes and a poetry plaque as its legacy. Led by author and creative writing researcher Bernadette McBride, you will be guided through the basics of writing for wellbeing, thinking about all things “nature” and also get the chance this year to scatter some seeds as well as sow a few words of your own. Bring a pen and paper, that’s it!

When: Thursday, 13 May, 1pm

Where: Abercromby Square – book here.

10. Cheshire Falconry

Come and meet the beautiful selection of Owls, Falcons, Hawks and Eagles the Cheshire Falconry Centre will have on display, ask the experts and just de-stress in the presence of these wonderful birds!

When: Friday, 14 May, 12-4pm

Where: Abercromby Square, no booking required.