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Researcher Wellbeing Week: 12th-16th Sept

Action for Happiness: 10 keys

The first Wellbeing Week for staff doing research and postgraduate researchers at UON, will be held from 12-16th September. Based on the Action for Happiness 10 Keys there will be a variety of events, online and in-person on campus, freely available for you to tap into. For the full list log into Gateway with your University ID and see the Calendar…. or read on for an overview. Book your place via Gateway.

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David’s top tips for being productive at home

I’ve been having real difficulty concentrating whilst working at home. I find it hard to start tasks, my eyes are sore, a 5-day week feels daunting and I feel anxious when I don’t complete the tasks I planned to do. I miss going to work!

At the Graduate School Drop-In today, we talked to a PhD student about concentration and productivity. We came up with a few practical ideas that I thought I’d share with you: Read the rest of this entry

Focus on you – Wellbeing day

We don’t always prioritise our own wellbeing even when we know we should. Staff, students and researchers have the chance to focus on their wellbeing on Thursday 7th February 2019 at a dedicated Wellbeing day: Focus On You – part of Changing Futures Week 2019: Read the rest of this entry

Graduate School Update Day ~ Tuesday 12 June

Graduate School Update Day ~ Well-being and Resilience

Tuesday 12 June ~ 9.30-12.45 (refreshments from 9.15; lunch at 12.45)

Delapre Lecture Theatre, Park Campus

Every year The Graduate School holds an ‘Update Day‘ where the focus is on topics of interest to postgraduate researchers and their supervisors. The theme this year will be well-being and resilience.

We will run parallel workshops for supervisors and students, ending with a short plenary session. Read the rest of this entry

Incorporating Cancer Risk Information into General Practice – Lunchtime Seminar

Institute of Health and Wellbeing April Lunchtime Seminar: Incorporating Cancer Risk Information into General Practice: The first steps from a sandpit idea

Presenter: Dr Juliet Usher-Smith MA, MB BCHir, PhD, MRCGP, Clinical Senior Research Associate, Cancer Research UK/BUPA Foundation Cancer Prevention Fellow

When: Wednesday 12th April, 1:00 – 2:00pm

Where: Sulgrave S029, Park Campus, University of Northampton, Boughton Green Rd, Northampton, NN2 7AL

For further information and to book a place please follow the link:

A sandwich lunch will be provided.  If you have any specific dietary requirements, please email by Monday 10th April

Mapping the landscape of child health and wellbeing research and development

Submitted by Dr Sarah Neill

Mapping the landscape of child health and wellbeing research and development at the University of Northampton

If you are working in the field of child health and wellbeing research, development or knowledge transfer, you are invited to a meeting to map the landscape at the University of Northampton in this area.

Please click on this Doodle poll to enter your availability.

We will advertise the best date and time plus the location of the meeting in the week beginning 4th November.

For more information please contact Sarah Neill or Jane Callaghan.

Workplace Wellbeing Event by our School of Health

Submitted by Ruth Hughes-Rowlands

The School of Health at The University of Northampton presents, in association with NHS Northamptonshire, a Workplace Wellbeing Event incorporating The Peggie Kellam Memorial Lecture. The event will be held on Thursday 23rd May 2013 from 10.30am to 2.30pm at Sunley Management Centre, Park Campus, the University of Northampton.

The Programme of Events will incorporate the Peggie Kellam Memorial Lecture presented by Colonel A P Finnegan, followed by our keynote speaker, Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes. This year’s event will examine issues relating to work life balance, occupational stress and mental health within the armed forces and other professions.

Additional speakers will include Neville Davies, Paul West & Claire Zambuni — Fishing for Heroes. Lunch will be provided

For further information and to book a place please contact: Email:  Tel: 01604 892820.