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Give us your input on stress-soothing student activities

Would you like to get involved with planning a programme of activities to help students relax and unwind?

Doing a degree at Oxford can be stressful at the best of times but particularly so when also trying to navigate a global pandemic.

Research is showing that the most protective behaviours for mental health during lockdown are creative activities such as arts and hobbies.

Oxford University Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM) first ran ‘student stress-soother’ events across GLAM during exam time in Trinity Term 2019 to help students to relax and learn new skills in inspiring surroundings. These included yoga at the Weston Library, mindfulness at the Ashmolean Museum, and Dungeons & Dragons at the History of Science Museum.  This year we would like to run activities throughout the year, starting from Michaelmas Term 2020.

We want to consult with the student body to find out what you want from us so as to ensure that our programme is as inclusive, attractive and useful to as many undergraduate and postgraduate students as possible.

If you are interested in getting involved, we are looking for volunteers to take part in an online focus group in early August, taking no more than two hours, including break (no reimbursement available).

If you wish to participate, please email before 31 July.