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Health and Wellbeing Update

Posted by Anna Houghton | 0 Comments

Contributed by Lizzie Johnson, Health and Wellbeing Coordinator.

Mental health is a growing concern for the university,  and is one of the priority areas for the Healthy University Group (HUG). In order to raise awareness about mental health and the support available, HUG are working on a number of related projects including: 

Feel Good Focus – a new project looking at a particular health topic each month for students and staff. This will enable UWE to promote health and wellbeing all throughout the year (not just February), it will raise awareness about key issues such as mental health during exam periods or staff taking breaks for lunch and will hopefully increase engagement with our initiatives/events.

Feel Good February (FGF) – planning is underway we are hoping for a full programme of activities and events again this year if anyone would like to contribute to FGF or give any suggestions for activities please don’t hesitate to contact

Mental health working group – There is a lot of work going on across the university around mental health so we have decided to create a working group to bring all interested parties together to ensure future plans/projects are co-ordinated efficiently and ensure some consistency.

The Wellbeing College – UWE are partnering with the Wellbeing College (South Glos partnership scheme) to bring relevant wellbeing courses such as peer support, money matters, mindfulness, assertiveness training, cooking courses etc. to UWE for its staff and students. This will be launched in February 2017.


Black History Month: BME Professional Careers Networking Event

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Contributed by Dr Zainab Khan

FBL celebrated Black History Month 2016 with a fantastic professional networking evening for BME students on 17th November.  Despite the stormy weather outside, over 50 Law and Business BME professionals and entrepreneurs from across Bristol joined us in order to share their personal career stories and advise our students.

Organisations in attendance included Elite Solicitors Ltd, Gregg Latchams, Albion Chambers, Bristol Pound CIC, GE Oil & Gas as well as the Black Police Association.

The evening included talks from finance experts and motivational coaches as well as successful UWE Bristol Alumni.

The event, the first of its kind at UWE Bristol, was a huge success and the inspirational speakers energised over 100 students in attendance, championing them to pursue their careers with even more enthusiasm and drive.  

The event was organised by Dr Zainab Khan (FBL) who would like to give advanced notice of Bristol Law School’s Annual Address: 9th February 2017 6pm Tunde Okewale MBE, the founder of the charity Urban Lawyers and recipient of numerous diversity awards, will be delivering his speech entitled 'No one Rises to Low Expectations.'  Registration for this event will be available online soon.

You can find more photos from the Networking Event on flickr.