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Wellbeing on Weekdays


Our programme of skills based or psycho-educational workshops, groups, social events, campaigns and faith services are led by the Wellbeing department teams

Wellbeing on Weekdays 2021 - 2022

Our programme of Wellbeing on Weekdays (WoW) events are designed to offer you skills based support to maintain your personal wellbeing and to learn skills which will become transferable in the workplace.  The events are faciliated by a range of staff from the Wellbeing department often supported by colleagues from Professional Services or the Academy. Some events will be held in person and some on MS Teams when an invite will be sent to registered participants. We've also included wellbeing at the weekend opportunities with our multifaith chaplaincy services and events. 

Events will continue to be added ahead of the new academic year

Arrival events: September 2021 

Wellbeing: Supporting you at Royal Holloway 'pop-up' welcome
     Wednesday 15 - Monday 20 September 

The Wellbeing department team will be available each day during the move in period to answer any questions you may have about how we work to support you during your time as a student at Royal Holloway. 

Visit our gazebo on Founder's Square at the following times:

  • Wednesday 15: 11am  - 2pm
  • Thursday 16: 11am - 2pm
  • Friday 17: 11am - 2pm
  • Saturday 18: 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 19: 10am - 4pm 
  • Monday 20: 11am - 2pm

Disability & Neurodiversity: Welcome event (by invite)
     Wednesday 15 September

The Disability team will be contacting students with specific needs to provide a low key induction to life at Royal Holloway and give you with an opportunity to meet the team.

Online.

Students who are eligible for this event will be contacted by the Disability team with details of how to sign up. 

International Advice: New to the UK
     Thursday 16 & Friday 17 September

Led by our International team the New to the UK Early Welcome programme is designed to help you explore our beautiful campus and its surroundings as well as to learn about living and studying in the UK and the support our team can offer you. You'll get to take part in a schedule of activities to help you make new friends and get ready for the start of the academic year.

On line and in person.

Students who are eligible for this event will be contacted by the International Advice team and can sign up via the Eventbrite link. 

 

Autumn term 2021 WoW Programme 

Multifaith Chaplaincy: Weekly services
     Term 1


Multifaith Chaplaincy services
Sunday 6pm Evening Worship (Sung by Chapel Choir)
Sunday 7.30pm Catholic Mass
Monday - Friday 8.45am Morning Prayer (with Choir Mon-Thu) - a short service with a thought for the day and music from the Choir of Royal Holloway. 
Monday - Friday 5pm Evening Prayer - a chance to reflect and pray at the end of the day with Orion, Anglican Chaplain. 
Monday 12:30pm Mindful Mondays
Thursday 12:30pm The Table: Shared Communion - an informal communion led by Orion, Anglican Chaplain.  All welcome. 
Thursday 6.15pm Choral Evensong (Sung by Chapel Choir) - a traditional service of Choral Evensong sung by the Choir of Royal Holloway.  All are welcome and no commitment is required. 
Friday 12:30pm Catholic Mass 
Friday 1.15pm Friday Prayers (Muslim Prayer Room, Wettons Annexe)

Multifaith Chaplaincy: Chapel tours 
Monday 20 - Friday 24 September (11am or 4pm) 

A tour of our stunning chapel with the Catholic Chaplain, Fr John Dickson

  • Monday 20 September; 11am - 11.30am or 4pm - 4.30pm
  • Tuesday 21 September; 11am - 11.30am or 4pm - 4.30pm
  • Wednesday 22 September; 11am - 11:30am only
  • Thursday 23 September: 11am -11.30am or 4pm - 4.30pm 
  • Friday 24 September, 11am - 11.30am

Register your attendance via the Royal Holloway app.

Multifaith Chaplaincy: Mindful Mondays   
    Each Monday from Monday 20 September (12.30pm - 1pm) 

Find your calm in guided Meditation with Sofia, Mindfulness Practitioner.

No previous experience necessary.

In the Chapel from 12.30pm each week. 

 

Multifaith Chaplaincy: Interfaith tea & chat  
    Tuesday 21 September (3pm - 4pm) 

Tea and Chat with Nisar, the Muslim Chaplain, and Orion, the Anglican Chaplain, in the Chapel, with a conversation on Interfaith Engagement in the coming year.

Chapel, 3pm - 4pm.

International Advice: International student orientation 
     Wednesday 22 September (1pm - 3pm) 

An opportunity to find out what support is available for international students and also meet other students from around the world.

Shilling Auditorium; 1pm - 3pm.

Register your attendance via the Royal Holloway app.

Multifaith Chaplaincy: Local walk and mindfulness and faith conversation
     Wednesday 22 September (2pm - 3pm)

A walk through campus and the surrounding area with Sofia Mason (Mindfulness Practitioner) and Orion (Anglican Chaplain). With an informal conversation about mindfulness, faith, and spirituality at University.

Leave from the Chapel at 2pm.

Multifaith Chaplaincy: Film Night: The Life of Pi
     Wednesday 22 September (7.30pm - 10pm)

Join us in the Chapel to watch ‘The Life of Pi’, a moving exploration of survival, acceptance, and adaptation. 

Chapel; 7.30pm start

SU & Wellbeing: Petting zoo & Wellbeing market
     Thursday 23 September (10am - 4pm)

The Students' Union and Wellbeing invite you to find out more about the services available on campus and meet out friends from the petting zoo including pigs, chickens, goats, rabbits and more!

In person.

Founder's Field; 10am - 4pm

International Advice: Academic expectations for international students
     Friday 24 September (1pm - 2pm)

This session will introduce you to what it means to be a student in the UK and the academic expectations you will need to meet.  It will cover teaching styles, participation in workshops/ seminars, forms of assessment and gradings.

Shilling Auditorium; 1pm - 3pm.

Register your attendance via the Royal Holloway app

Multifaith Chaplaincy: Welcome service
     Sunday 26 September (6pm)

Join our multifaith chaplaincy team for their welcome service in our beautiful Chapel in Founder's Building and with music from the Choir of Royal Holloway.  

Whatever you believe, whatever your background, whoever you love, whatever your struggles or doubts, you are welcome.   

Our Chaplains Revd Orion and Fr John will be delighted to welcome you to the Chapel and to help you find your place in the life of Royal Holloway.

Mental Health: Let's talk about Mental Health
     Wednesday 29 September (2pm - 4pm)

We all have mental health in the same way we all have physical health and it is important to recognise when our mental health is causing us difficulty in the same way we do with physical health. By the end of this workshop participants will be able to describe and understand:    

  • What is meant by mental health;
  • How mental health can vary over time;  
  • How to promote good mental health;
  • When to seek help;
  • The myths and realities of mental illness.

This session will be led by Phil, Mental Health Practitioner.

Online (MS Teams); 2pm - 4pm

Register your attendance via the Royal Holloway app.

Multifaith Chaplaincy: Creation in Crisis
     Sunday 3 October (6pm)

Sunday evening worship in the Chapel will be led by Fr John Dickson, Catholic Chaplain.

The service in the Chapel will begin at 6pm.

Mental Health: Managing anxiety using CBT techniques
     Wednesday 6 October (2pm - 4.30pm)

This workshop will help you understand what anxiety is and why we experience these feelings, physical sensations and behaviours.  Identifying and exploring your own anxiety cycle and building a toolkit of some simple strategies that will support you to feel more in control and able to cope in times of stress or anxiety.  The session will be led by Jane, Mental Health Practitioner. 

Online (MS Teams), 2pm - 4:30pm

Register your attendance via the Royal Holloway app

Multifaith Chaplaincy: Black Lives Matter
     Sunday 10 October (6pm)

Sunday evening worship in the Chapel with Renee Landell, AHRC Techne Doctoral Candidate, from the School of Humanities.

The service in the Chapel will begin at 6pm.

Multifaith Chaplaincy: Chaplaincy Lecture - God is not a White Man
     Wednesday 13 October (6.15pm)

The Chaplaincy Lecture (Autumn 2021) will be held on Wednesday 13 October from 6.15pm.

God is not a White Man - Chine McDonald

What does it mean when God is presented as male?

What does it mean when - from our internal assumptions to our shared cultural imaginings - God is presented as white?

Chine McDonald is head of commuity fundraising and public engagement at Christian Aid.  Chine addresses these questions, based on her recent book, in our annual Chaplaincy Lecture.

Multifaith Chaplaincy: Slavery and Suffering
     Sunday 17 October (6pm)

Sunday evening worship in the Chapel 

The service in the Chapel will begin at 6pm.

Mental Health: Starting university with a mental health condition 
     Tuesday 19 October (2pm - 4pm)

Have you receive a diagnosis of a mental health condition or are you exploring emerging mental health symptoms?  A large number of students have existing mental health conditions when they join or return to university and it's important to know what to expect and how to access support.

This session will be led by Phil, Mental Health Practitioner.

Online (MS Teams); 2pm - 4pm

Register your attendance via the Royal Holloway app.

Multifaith Chaplaincy: Scripture: Our Final Authority?
     Sunday 24 October (6pm)

Sunday evening worship in the Chapel with Revd Esther Prior, Vicar of St John's Egham. 

The service in the Chapel will begin at 6pm.

Support & Guidance: 'Study smarter, not harder'
     Monday 25 October (2pm - 3.30pm)

Wellbeing Adviser, Susan, will lead you in helping you to get organised for study, ensuring you meet your deadlines and make the most of the time you have to study.  Managing your time well can help you overcome procrastination, study smarter, learn and achieve more, minimise stress and help you keep a healthy balance in your life.

Multifaith Chaplaincy: All Saints Sunday - Catholic Mass
     Sunday 31 October (6pm) 

Sunday evening worship in the Chapel with Fr John Dickson, Catholic Chaplain  

The service in the Chapel will begin at 6pm.

Catholic Mass (all welcome) 

Multifaith Chaplaincy: Requiem Eucharist for All Souls (CofE)
     Thursday 4 November (6.15pm)

Led by Revd. Orion, Anglican Chaplain

The service in the Chapel will begin at 6:15pm.

Multifaith Chaplaincy: Compline by Candlelight
     Sunday 7 November (6pm)

Sunday evening worship in the Chapel with Revd Dr Orion Edgar, Anglican Chaplain  

The service in the Chapel will begin at 6pm.

Disability & Neurodiversity: 'Reading changes everything' Reading strategies for disabled students
     Monday 8 November (2pm - 3.30pm) 

Academic Adviser (Disability) Fiona will be leading a session for students registered with the Disability team looking at different ways of approaching reading and processing academic text; talking about the assistive technology that can help and providing suggestions on how to increase your reading speed and strategies for proof-reading work effectively. 

Mental Health: Boosting your wellbeing through mindfulness
     Tuesday 9 November (2pm - 3.30pm)

Introduction to Mindfulness and Mindfulness Practice.   

This session, led by Jane, Mental Health Practitioner, Understanding mindfulness and its benefits, introducing and exploring mindfulness practice and ways in which you can incorporate and bring mindfulness into your daily life.

Online (MS Teams); 2pm - 3:30pm

Register your attendance via the Royal Holloway app

Multifaith Chaplaincy: Act of Remembrance & Choral Evensong
     Thursday 11 November (10.50am / 6.15pm)

There will be an act of remembrance in the Chapel including marking a minute silence at 11am. 

Please be seated in the Chapel by 10:50am.

Remembrance Choral Evensong will be held in the Chapel from 6.15pm 

Disability & Neurodiversity: 'You only fail if you stop writing' Writing strategies for disabled students
     Friday 12 November (2pm - 3.30pm)

Academic Adviser (Disability) Mona leads a session for students registered with the Disability team which aims to help you to effectively break the process of essay wrting into manageable and clear chunks. The session will help you decode and understand an assignment / essay question and to structure your answers accordingly in a coherent way. 

Multifaith Chaplaincy: Remembrance Sunday
     Sunday 14 November (6pm)

Sunday evening worship in the Chapel with Professor Anne Varty, Professor of Victorian Literature. 

The service in the Chapel will begin at 6pm.

Support & Guidance: Alcohol Impact - Alcohol Awareness Week
     15-21 November 

As part of our committment to our Alcohol Impact accreditation we will be raising awareness on the theme of Alcohol and relationships. 

Mental Health: Coming back from difficulties
     Tuesday 16 November (2pm - 4pm)

Difficulties are a natural part of life; we need how to learn how to navigate them as sucessfully as we can and not to regard them as a failure.

This session will be led by Phil, Mental Health Practitioner and will help you build on your natural resilience and learn skills and thinking tools that can help you even in the toughest of times. 

This session will be led by Phil, Mental Health Practitioner.

Online (MS Teams); 2pm - 4pm

Register your attendance via the Royal Holloway app.

Multifaith Chaplaincy: Trans Day of Remembrance
     Friday 19 November

Events led by the Multifaith Chaplaincy to follow

Multifaith Chaplaincy: Christ's Queens: Music and Mystics
     Sunday 21 November (6pm)

Sunday evening worship in the Chapel with Molly Boot, St Matthew Bethnal Green. 

The service in the Chapel will begin at 6pm.

Multifaith Chaplaincy: Advent Carol Service
     Sunday 28 November (6pm)

Sunday evening worship in the Chapel with Revd Dr Orion Edgar and Fr John Dickson 

The service in the Chapel will begin at 6pm.

Disability & Neurodiversity: 'Time management is life management': TM for disabled students
     Wednesday 8 December (2pm - 3.30pm) 

Academic Adviser (Disability) Jackie will be leading a session for students registered with the Disability team.

Are you struggling to adapt to new daily study routines?

Are you procrastinating around your deadlines?

Time management is the secret of success!  During the session you will look at strategies that are customisable for  students with a Specific Learning Difficulty and be astounded at how important time  management is for our daily life.

 

Spring term 2022 WoW programme 

 to follow

Summer term 2022 WoW programme 

Wellbeing: University Mental Health Awareness Week
     9-15 May 2022 (tbc)

Programme of events to follow 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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