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Window on Wellbeing events

Monday 13 June

09.30 – 12.30 Physiotherapy mini assessments – on campus – booking required

These taster sessions are a chance to quickly assess any acute musculoskeletal problems experienced in the last couple of weeks (not long term or chronic problems). Anna and James will offer mini-assessments, advice and tips rather than in-depth treatments.

10.00 – 17.00 Sitting With It: BA Fine Art Degree Show 2022 – on campus – just turn up

Independently created by final year BA Fine Art students, Sitting With It celebrates the work of 62 graduating artists, with all mediums of contemporary art practice. Located in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies.

10.30 – 10.45 Meditation and stretch with Deborah – online – booking required

This session provides an effective mix of physical movement and meditation. Deborah aims to help you to stretch your body and release muscle tension brought on by working manually or at a computer, promoting a sense of calm and wellbeing. 

11.00 – 14.00 Come and say hello at the information stall – just turn up

Come and meet the Wellbeing team at the stall in the precinct opposite the Refectory steps to find out more about what’s on, ask any questions and take away a freebie. We’d love to see you there.

12.00 – 14.00 Labyrinth walking – on campus on the grass outside the Edward Boyle library – just turn up

Labyrinth walking is an ancient spiritual practice for individual prayer, contemplation or centring. It is a slow, intentional walk along a set path, during which people focus their attention on a spiritual question, prayer or simply the present moment. As the path winds in and out, and other walkers approach and depart, the walk becomes symbolic of the journey through life or of a person’s spiritual journey. Take a few moments to pause, connect and reflect by walking a labyrinth this week. Fine weather only, if it’s raining, contact  

12.30 – 13.00 Coherence breathing with Agnesia – online – booking required

Breathing deeply and productively is the secret to achieving ‘coherence’ – a state in which the heart, mind and emotions are perfectly aligned and in sync. When we are coherent our ability to think clearly and find better solutions is enhanced, and we feel more energetic, confident and calm. 

13.25 – 14.10 Legs, bums and tums – on campus – booking required

A 45-minute fun session focusing on the three most popular areas for toning up: the legs, glutes and abs. Our expert Claire will guide you through a whole series of exercises with her introductory routine.

13.05 – 13.45 – Guided art trail walk – on campus – booking required

Join expert guide Laura Wilson as she explores an accessible route around some of the many campus artworks. Learn about the backstory and artists of the installations at a gentle pace. 

13.15 – 13.45 Chapel service for healing – on campus at the Chaplaincy – just turn up

A 30-minute programme of hymns, Bible readings and prayers for healing. No need to talk about ailments, but you can come forward for anointing with oil for healing in the name of Jesus. Led by Baptist Chaplain, Laurence Pusey. 

15.00 – 18.00 Cycle taster – at the Bodington Cycle Circuit LS16 6HQ – just turn up

A free opportunity to have a pedal around the cycle circuit up at Bodington. Bikes and helmets provided or bring your own if you’d prefer. No booking required – just turn up!

All day – Two-minute treasures – watch online whenever suits you

Let members of the Special Collections and Galleries team tell you a tale in two minutes. Learn something new from these short, fun and informative responses to items in our collections, including stories about art, archives, books and manuscripts.

All day – Unobtrusive Impact photography exhibition – on campus – just turn up

Drop into the Leeds University Union Building and see this exhibition by Rosa Quintana, a professional photographer from Spain who works in Cleaning Services. Rosa explains: “I wanted to show the quiet impact of the cleaning team, working in every building doing essential work. This felt particularly acute during the pandemic, but we do important work every day.” Share your thoughts on social media using the hashtag #FDImpact.