What's on

There’s plenty happening this semester for you to get involved with.

From a new University College of Interdiciplinary Learning (UCIL) taster course, and another chance to complete the Social Justice Challenge, to Stellify drop-ins, wellbeing workshops and much more. Many of the activities can be completed at any time, to suit your own personal timetable.

University events

Take a look at the schedule below to see what's happening over the next few weeks.

EventDateTimeEvent descriptionHow to join
UCIL Online taster Unit From 1 February Complete in your own time Trust & Security in a Digital World
and Creating a Sustainable World.

The unit is avalialbe on Blackboard. For more information and instructions on how to entrol, visit the UCIL website.

Social Justice Challenge From 1 February Complete in your own time The Social Justice Challenge introduces you to ways of thinking about social justice and invites you to explore themes like: race, migration, homelessness, mental health, higher education and energy.

Avaliable on Blackboard.

First year and second year students are already enrolled on the course. Third year + undergraduates and postgraduate taught students can self-enrol on the Social Justice website.

Workplace Ethics Challenge From 1 February Complete in your own time Interactive scenarios will challenge you to reflect on your own, and others’, ethical responsibilities and decision making in relation to issues such as harassment, bullying and discrimination, privacy and confidentiality. 

Avaliable on Blackboard.

Students can self-enrol on the Workplace Ethics Challenge website.

Wellbeing Walk From 1 February Complete in your own time Wherever you are in the world, take yourself on a walk or trip in your local area and use our Six Ways to Wellbeing checklist to engage with your surroundings and give your wellbeing a well-deserved boost.  Download the PDF
and use it while on the walk.
Volunteer this year Wednesday, 3 February 11am - 12pm Find out more about volunteering and the support available for students to get involved and ask any volunteering-related questions you have.

Register for the event on Zoom.

Please register for the event using your University email. Only participants using a University of Manchester email address will be allowed to enter the session. 

Take Notice workshop Wednesday, 3 February 11am-11.45am Workshops using Take Notice as a focal point giving tips and advice to help youu manage your work/life balance.

This session will be hosted on Zoom. 

Register on Eventbrite to receive further details.

Taking notice of your wellbeing and making positive changes Wednesday, 3 February 1pm Exploring how you can create a healthy work/life balance and reconnect with activities you may have previously enjoyed or discover new ones.

This session will be hosted on Zoom.  

Register on Eventbrite to receive further details.

Stellify drop-in Thursday, 4 February 4pm - 5pm Find out about Stellify and take the opportunity to ask questions, including finding out your progress towards the Stellify Award. 

This session will take place on Zoom. 

Drop-in at anytime during the session.

Take Notice workshop Wednesday, 10 February 11am - 11.45pm Workshops using Take Notice as a focal point giving tips and advice to help you manage your work/life balance.

This session will be hosted on Zoom.  

Register on Eventbrite link receive further details.

Taking notice of your wellbeing and making positive changes Wednesday, 10 February 1pm Exploring how you can create a healthy work/life balance and reconnect with activities you may have previously enjoyed or discover new ones.

This session will be hosted on Zoom.  

Register on Eventbrite to receive further details.

Volunteer for your career Thursday, 11 February 2pm - 3pm Join us on Zoom to discuss volunteering for your career, including how to make the most of volunteering experience in applications and interviews.

This event will take place on Zoom. 

Please register for the event using your University email. Only participants using a University of Manchester email address will be allowed to enter the session. 

Make the most of Semester 2

On top of the activities highlighted in the schedule above, there will be plenty of opportunities to get involved throughout the semester. Coming up we've got Student Volunteering Week, new #ActiveAnywhere sessions for the semester, and much more. Your Students' Union will also be putting on events and activities to help you connect with other students find the support you need.

The University's Counselling and Mental Health Service will also be continuing with their online workshops, including mindfulness meditation and managing procrastination.