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Workshops

The Counselling and Mental Health Service also offers a wide range of workshops, which are bookable through their website here (http://www.counsellingservice.manchester.ac.uk/workshops/).

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Reducing the stress of perfectionism (on campus)

Perfectionism has a way of robbing us of that glow of achievement and ultimately making us miserable. Having high standards is good but not if they make everything in life so challenging that we are exhausted before we have even started!

If you find that you are never really satisfied with your achievements, spend a lot of time procrastinating rather than working and are increasingly self-critical, then this could be the workshop for you.

Booking on

Due to popularity, booking onto the event is essential to ensure a place.

Further support

Talk to us online via Library Chat now. Alternatively, you can email us for advice at tls@manchester-uk.libanswers.com.

We are running this event more than once on the following dates and times:

Tue 16 Apr 2024, 13:00 - 14:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more
Tue 30 Apr 2024, 13:00 - 14:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more
Tue 14 May 2024, 13:00 - 14:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more
Tue 28 May 2024, 13:00 - 14:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more

Get prepared: strategies for managing exam stress (on campus)

Mon 22 Apr 2024, 13:00 - 14:00 BST (GMT+1)

Almost everyone feels nervous before an exam. Butterflies in the stomach and worrying thoughts are probably familiar to all students. In fact, a certain amount of nervous tension probably helps us perform to the best of our ability, producing a rush of adrenaline that helps us to feel alert and focused. However, too much anxiety can block thoughts, create a negative frame of mind, and lead to panic and poor exam performance.

These workshops provide an introduction to some practical suggestions about how to manage anxiety, and will include some simple relaxation techniques to help you practise staying calm.

Booking on

Due to popularity, booking onto the event is essential to ensure a place.

Further support

Talk to us online via Library Chat now. Alternatively, you can email us for advice at tls@manchester-uk.libanswers.com.

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Managing procrastination (on campus)

We all procrastinate to some extent. It may even be necessary to let things percolate in the mind before putting pen to paper or finger to keyboard. But when you find that you simply cant get down to work yet dream of handing in the perfect piece of work, that nagging guilt spoils your leisure time, that you are becoming increasingly self-critical about your abilities, then its probably time to tackle your procrastination.

We will seek to understand the causes of procrastination and look at practical ways to overcome it.

Booking on

Due to popularity, booking onto the event is essential to ensure a place.

Further support

Talk to us online via Library Chat now. Alternatively, you can email us for advice at tls@manchester-uk.libanswers.com.

We are running this event more than once on the following dates and times:

Tue 23 Apr 2024, 13:00 - 14:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more
Tue 7 May 2024, 13:00 - 14:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more
Tue 21 May 2024, 13:00 - 14:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more
Tue 4 Jun 2024, 13:00 - 14:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more

Mindfulness workshop (on campus)

If you are finding it hard to concentrate, have racing thoughts or often feel anxious or overwhelmed then this workshop, run by The University of Manchester Counselling and Mental Health Service, will introduce you to simple techniques to learn about the nature of the mind and what we can do to alleviate stress.

Currently we may be feeling more anxious and uncertain so may benefit from taking some time to focus on what is within our control. Mindfulness practice is a type of meditation which teaches you how to focus your attention towards what is happening in the present moment. This technique has been proven to be very effective in acceptance and management of stress and anxiety as well as coping with pain and illness.

Booking on

Due to popularity, booking onto the event is essential to ensure a place.

Further support

Can't make this session? Talk to us online via Library Chat now, or send us an email: tls@manchester-uk.libanswers.com.

We are running this event more than once on the following dates and times:

Tue 23 Apr 2024, 16:15 - 17:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Tue 7 May 2024, 16:15 - 17:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Tue 21 May 2024, 16:15 - 17:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Tue 4 Jun 2024, 16:15 - 17:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Assessment support: revision and preparation (on campus)

A workshop focused on practical revision tips and advice ensuring you maximise your efficiency and focus on the build up to assessments. Come and spend some time with our teaching and learning team to consider how your revision system can be refined, aligning your revision with your assessment for efficient time management. There will be time to connect the workshop to your own specific assessments with support from our team, including experienced students.

Booking on

Due to popularity, booking onto the event is essential to ensure a place.

Further support

Can't make this session? Talk to us online via Library Chat now, or send us an email: tls@manchester-uk.libanswers.com.

We are running this event more than once on the following dates and times:

Thu 25 Apr 2024, 13:00 - 14:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Thu 2 May 2024, 12:00 - 13:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Assessment support - applying your knowledge (on campus)

A workshop focused on taking your revision to the next level by focusing on the connections and links between your course areas. Spend some time exploring how your studies so far piece together to ensure that you are fully prepared for your assessments with strategies to connect, explore and apply your understanding making the crucial links and unlocking your grades. There will be time to connect the strategies in the workshop to your individual circumstances and assessment model with support from our teaching and learning team, including experienced students.

Booking on

Due to popularity, booking onto the event is essential to ensure a place.

Further support

Talk to us online via Library Chat now. Alternatively, you can email us for advice at tls@manchester-uk.libanswers.com.

We are running this event more than once on the following dates and times:

Fri 26 Apr 2024, 12:00 - 13:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Thu 9 May 2024, 12:00 - 13:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Mindful Museum Origami Workshop

Come and learn how to make an origami Peppered Moth and Harlequin Toad with Manchester Museum's, Student Engagement Coordinator, Naomi Kashiwagi. Origami, the art of paper folding, is a mindful and fun activity, that starts with just a square sheet of paper! You can also find out how Manchester Museum can support students during exam period and throughout the academic year and where you can see the critically endangered Harlequin Toads in Manchester Museum.

Booking on

Due to popularity, we encourage booking onto the event. You can join the workshop at any time during the session!

Further support

Talk to us online via Library Chat now. Alternatively, you can email us for advice at tls@manchester-uk.libanswers.com.

We are running this event more than once on the following dates and times:

Wed 8 May 2024, 14:00 - 15:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Thu 16 May 2024, 14:00 - 15:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Fri 24 May 2024, 14:00 - 15:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Thu 30 May 2024, 14:00 - 15:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more