Life Tools 2015-16

Life Tools 2015 – 2016. Who are the Talks for?

The Life Tools talks are for any member of the University community who would like to attend: foundation students, undergraduates, postgrads, home and international students, members of staff – all are welcome to attend. This year’s programme offers a variety of subjects designed to enable you to:

– manage your academic demands effectively;

– improve your resilience when life becomes challenging;

– enhance your personal wellbeing.

Who will be giving the talk?

All our talks are given by experienced University staff who work in Student Wellbeing. They have expertise in personal development and their talks are designed to help you achieve your potential and increase your knowledge base.

How will the session run?
The speaker will give a presentation for about 30 – 45 minutes. This will be followed by a chance to ask questions. Copies of material from the presentations are handed out and if you wish to find out more about the topic you can speak with the tutor after the talk. Information from the talks will also be available on our Blackboard site.

How many people can attend the talks?

There is plenty of space, so all are welcome!

Do I have to book?

There is no need to book for the talks, just turn up at the location specified next to each talk. Most of the talks are in the Carrington or Palmer buildings.

Is there a charge?

There is no charge for attendance.

How can I find out about forthcoming talks?

You can check the programme for this term here, or pick up a copy of the Life Tools leaflet. These can be obtained from the Carrington building, room 106, first floor and are also widely available throughout the University.


Understanding Stress

Life Tools talks Programme – Increase your knowledge, enhance your life – for University and beyond.  There are two upcoming talks which are open to all students:

Understanding Stress – Minimise the effect of stress and maintain your health.  This talk will explain what stress is, why it happens and most importantly, how you can minimise its effects on your academic study and maintain your health.

Wednesday 22 April 2015, 3.30 pm – 4.15 pm, Carrington Building, room 101

Students who have been to this talk have said it is “very good for stress management strategies, clearly delivered, good questions and answers” and that the “information given is phenomenal – it is the kind of information all students need to cope.

Effective Communications – Improve your communications skills; increase your understanding and feel understood

Thursday 23 April, 2015, 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm, Carrington Building, room 101

All welcome – No need to book!