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Posts by Claire Henson

Wellness in the workplace: Mindful movement and breathing for anxiety

Tuesday 26 November 2019, 3.30pm, Room E44 (Yoga Studio), Portland Building, University Park (accessible by lift) A 90 minute interactive session for University of Nottingham staff led by professional pianist Dr Xenia Pestova, Director of Performance, Department of Music. Anxiety can manifest in many different areas of our working lives. Whether you are giving a …

Leading through the Darkness – Wednesday 4th December 2019, 5.30pm

An inspirational talk/Q&A by Sarah Stephenson-Hunter, Staff Disability Advisor, University of Oxford (and former UoN Disability Adviser). Having a disability doesn’t mean you can’t be a leader, you just have to do things differently! Inspired by this year’s UK Disability History Month theme of Leadership, Resistance and Culture, Sarah shares her personal story, what it …

Dance as Therapy Workshop – Thursday 7 November, 1.15-2.15pm

Back by popular demand … Following some great feedback for our ‘dance for health and wellbeing’ workshop for Month of the Mind (May 2019) we are delighted to be able to offer more of these sessions for staff throughout the year. The next workshop, on Thursday 7 November 2019 from 1:15-2:15pm, is a facilitated hour …

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Celebrate Black History Month 2019

Black History Month has been celebrated in the UK for more than 30 years. It acknowledges signature moments in the history of the UK and is a celebration of the magnificence of cultural diversity and the enriching value in peaceful co-existence. A number of events are taking place at the University of Nottingham this month …

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Celebrate Black History Month 2019

During October 2019 the University of Nottingham is celebrating Black History Month with film screenings, panel discussions and more. The University is proud to be celebrating Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) culture, history and our BME staff and student community. Black History Month is a fantastic opportunity to engage with, learn more about and celebrate …

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Joint staff well-being conference (University of Nottingham and University of Birmingham) – ‘Thriving in HE: what works?’

Where? Teaching & Learning Building, (UP) When? Wednesday 3rd July 9:30-16:15. With a welcome address from UoN’s Vice-Chancellor and key note from Professor Katherine Weare (World Health Organisation & government advisor on education). We will be joined by over 30 HR practitioners and researchers from across the Midlands to look at how well-being initiatives work. …

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Stronger together – Equality Diversity and Inclusion in Postgraduate Research Conference 2019

Wednesday 5th June 2019, 9.30am-3.30pm, Business School South, Jubilee Campus Join us for this one-day conference on creating and fostering a research community and environment which celebrates and values equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). There will be opportunities to meet representatives from staff and student networks, hear from University leaders and share your experiences. It …

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Dance for Health and Wellbeing

Thursday 23 May, 9-10am, Portland Building There’s plenty of advice around about sitting and inactivity being bad for your health. In recent years a growth in dance and wellbeing scholarship has resulted in new ways of thinking that place the body, movement and dance as significant for improved health and wellbeing. This workshop is a …

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Minding the Mind and Body

5.30pm-6.30pm, Monday 20 May: B2, Hemsley This hour-long workshop for University of Nottingham staff and students, led by Dr Val Watson, Head of the University Counselling Service, is part of a rolling programme of gentle exercises designed to encourage mindfulness practice. The theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 is ‘Body Image – how we …

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Wellness in the Workplace: Befriending Performance Anxiety

MONDAY 13 MAY 2019, 14:00-15:00, ROOM B1, LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCES BUILDING, UNIVERSITY PARK  An hour-long interactive session for University of Nottingham staff led by professional pianist Dr Xenia Pestova, Director of Performance, Department of Music. Performance anxiety can manifest in many different areas of our lives. Whether you are giving a presentation, preparing for …

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