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Window on Wellbeing events

Tuesday 14 June

All day – Menopause day – on campus and online – booking required

We’re delighted to present a whole day dedicated to menopause support at the University of Leeds. There’ll be two ‘menopause for thought’ cafés, lightning talks, a workshop, yoga for menopause and a discussion panel/Q&A (booking required). The day splits into a morning and afternoon session on campus, with the discussion panel also accessible online. For more information see the menopause day webpage.

10.00 – 16.00 Chat with the RSPB – just turn up

Experts from the country’s largest nature conservation charity, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) will be at the stall in the precinct opposite the Refectory steps

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.

11.00 – 12.00 In-person posture session with Lucy – on campus – booking required

Posture expert Lucy takes you through a whole-body posture guide, focusing on common problem areas associated with sitting at a desk all day or simply being generally less active. 

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. 

12.05 – 12.45 Social Run Club introductory taster – on campus – booking required

A great opportunity to create a wellbeing break in your day on campus. Whether you've just started running or are looking for something flexible to fit around your schedule, come and join us. 

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. 

14.00 – 15.00 Mindful moments of meeting practice – online – booking required

Discover how to connect deeply with yourself and others and find the comfort and wellbeing that comes with such awareness. We will explore how connecting with our direct experiences can extend to a feeling of connecting with others through a shared sense of physical presence and common humanity. 

14.00 – 16.00 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!

16.30 – 17.00 Qigong with Xiao – online – booking required

Experience the effects of slow-flowing physical movement, deep rhythmic breathing and calming meditation used in Qigong to promote health, spirituality and wellbeing in this session from instructor Xiao.

16.45 – 17.30 BodyAttack with Jack – on campus – booking required

A fun, high-energy workout focused on cardio fitness, stamina and agility to leave you feeling exhilarated and de-stressed. There’s nothing like a good workout to lower your stress levels. 

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.