Free online wellbeing workshops enhance study/life balance

Free online wellbeing workshops enhance study/life balance

Student Wellbeing Awareness Team (SWAT) Team leader Jordan Schulde explains how new online wellbeing workshops can help you to get the balance right in the lead up to the busy end of trimester period.

SWAT Team leader and student Jordan Schulde.

Kia ora everyone, I hope that University and the week is serving you well. We are now truly out of the break period, in week nine, with increasing workload and assessments. I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling the pressure, and becoming a bit burnt out. If this sounds like you, (or even if not!) I encourage you to take advantage of the resources you have available to you from the University. 

Free online wellbeing workshops, brought to you via Zoom, to help balance your wellbeing and study are now open for registrations. Wellbeing workshops are free group learning sessions provided by the Student Wellbeing team and facilitated by professionals that take place throughout each trimester. Just log on to Careerhub and search wellbeing to find and book a workshop, or click through from the links on this page.

The workshops are designed to support students and provide valuable information to help them by discussing a range of topics relevant to wellbeing at university. Sessions available online are:

  • Study tech habits
  • Quick and easy eating
  • Balanced and mindful eating. 

With the transition to online study, one thing you might find increasingly difficult is the distraction of social media. If so, ‘Study tech habits’ is for you as it teaches students how to effectively manage their time on the internet and re-design social media platforms to suit their needs. It also provides points towards the Wellington Plus programme.

Meanwhile, ‘Quick and easy eating’ can educate you on how to make nutritious meals on a low budget to provide the necessary energy for studying! Similarly, ‘Balanced and mindful eating’will talk about mindful eating, what factors influence food choices, and how wellness can be prioritised within eating.

In addition to the online workshops, we still have weekly meditation classes available in-person on Kelburn Campus in the Recreation Centre’s dance room (Wednesdays at noon). Meditation can help improve concentration and reduce repetitive or racing thoughts, providing focus and relaxation. If you’re interested, go ahead and register via the University Recreation group exercise page!

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Jordan Schulde is a third-year undergraduate studying Psychology, Japanese and International Relations.