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Reducing the stress of perfectionism

Mon 2 Dec 2019, 13:00 - 14:30

Do you impose impossibly high standards on yourself? Standards that you can never quite reach no matter how hard you try? Are you prone to self-criticism and procrastination? If so, then do not worry because you are not alone! Come along to our workshop to learn more about the psychology of perfectionism, how it can affect you studies and the methods you can use to challenge it.

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Managing procrastination

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

Mon 25 Nov 2019, 13:00 - 14:30StudentsFullFind out more
Mon 9 Dec 2019, 13:00 - 14:30StudentsFullFind out more

Do you find it difficult to start a piece of work? Does a nagging guilt spoil your leisure time? Do you tidy your room, check emails or constantly find ways to distract yourself from your work? Do you dream about handing in that 'perfect' piece of work? Are you very self-critical about your ability to work? Do you always find yourself panicking at the last minute? Do you feel drained yet have nothing to show for it? Are you constantly stressed and worried about work? Or your lack of it? Do you feel you are letting yourself down by putting things off? If any of these questions resonate with you, come along to this workshop.You are free to attend this workshop as many times as you would like, if you cannot book on again just drop by.

Mindfulness for concentration

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

Tue 26 Nov 2019, 16:15 - 17:00StudentsFullFind out more
Tue 3 Dec 2019, 16:15 - 17:00StudentsFullFind out more
Tue 10 Dec 2019, 16:15 - 17:00StudentsFullFind out more

Do you find it difficult to concentrate? Do you struggle with racing thoughts and often feel anxious or overwhelmed? This workshop, run by The University of Manchester Counselling Service, will cover a variety of practical, simple techniques to help still the mind and reduce anxiety. It will introduce you to mindfulness practice; a type of meditation which turns your attention towards what is happening in the present moment and allows you to take a step back from your anxious thoughts. This technique has been proven to be very effective in managing chronic stress and anxiety as well as pain and illness.

Get prepared: top tips for managing exam stress

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

Tue 26 Nov 2019, 13:00 - 14:00StudentsFullFind out more
Tue 7 Jan 2020, 13:30 - 15:00StudentsFullFind out more

Feeling nervous before your exams? Do not worry, you are not alone! Although a certain amount of nervous tension will help you to perform to the best of your ability in exams, producing a rush of adrenaline that helps you to focus, if your nerves become extreme they can have the opposite effect. This workshop is designed to help you to manage your anxious feelings during the revision period, as these feelings can block your thoughts, create a negative frame of mind and lead you to panic.

Challenging unhelpful thinking habits

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

Thu 5 Dec 2019, 12:00 - 13:30StudentsFullFind out more
Thu 16 Jan 2020, 12:00 - 13:30StudentsFullFind out more

Sometimes it is easy to find yourself falling into patterns of thinking which are unhelpful and lead to actions that are not in your best interests or the interests of others. Taking a step back from these thoughts is hard, but if you do you will notice the impact they can have on your life. These thoughts are often responsible for feelings of anxiety, low mood and other negative emotions. If you suffer from any of these feelings then come along to this workshop, run by The University of Manchester Counselling Service, and learn about methods you can use to challenge these thoughts and emotions. At this workshop you will be encouraged to identify your negative thinking habits and to consider alternative and more helpful responses to them.

Calm your brain and have a croissant

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

Mon 6 Jan 2020, 09:30 - 10:00StudentsFullFind out more
Mon 6 Jan 2020, 10:00 - 10:30StudentsFullFind out more
Tue 7 Jan 2020, 09:30 - 10:00StudentsFullFind out more
Tue 7 Jan 2020, 10:00 - 10:30StudentsFullFind out more
Wed 8 Jan 2020, 09:30 - 10:00StudentsFullFind out more
Wed 8 Jan 2020, 10:00 - 10:30StudentsFullFind out more
Thu 9 Jan 2020, 09:30 - 10:00StudentsFullFind out more
Thu 9 Jan 2020, 10:00 - 10:30StudentsFullFind out more
Fri 10 Jan 2020, 09:30 - 10:00StudentsFullFind out more
Fri 10 Jan 2020, 10:00 - 10:30StudentsFullFind out more
Mon 13 Jan 2020, 09:30 - 10:00StudentsFullFind out more
Mon 13 Jan 2020, 10:00 - 10:30StudentsFullFind out more
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 09:30 - 10:00StudentsFullFind out more
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 10:00 - 10:30StudentsFullFind out more
Wed 15 Jan 2020, 09:30 - 10:00StudentsFullFind out more
Wed 15 Jan 2020, 10:00 - 10:30StudentsFullFind out more
Thu 16 Jan 2020, 09:30 - 10:00StudentsFullFind out more
Thu 16 Jan 2020, 10:00 - 10:30StudentsFullFind out more
Fri 17 Jan 2020, 09:30 - 10:00StudentsFullFind out more
Fri 17 Jan 2020, 10:00 - 10:30StudentsFullFind out more

Finding your coursework overwhelming? Struggling to focus or feeling anxious about exams or deadlines? Come to our session Calm your brain and have a croissant. Run by The University of Manchester Counselling Service, we'll help you start your day off calm, focused and a little less hungry with some healthy breakfast and a chance to join other students in a relaxing mindfulness session. Don't worry if this session is full, come along anyway!

Do I have dyslexia?

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

Tue 3 Dec 2019, 10:00 - 11:30StudentsFullFind out more
Fri 6 Dec 2019, 10:00 - 11:30StudentsFullFind out more
Wed 11 Dec 2019, 10:00 - 11:30StudentsFullFind out more
Fri 17 Jan 2020, 11:00 - 12:30StudentsFullFind out more

This workshop will focus on students who think they might have dyslexia or another specific learning difficulty. We will introduce you to strategies and support available at the University of Manchester and go over the process we follow to test for specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia. As part of the workshop, we will introduce you to text-to-speech and other assistive software and go over mind-mapping as a way to help with writing assignments. Please arrive at the session at least five minutes early to allow time to log onto the laptop you will be using.

Please don't book onto this workshop If you have English as an Additional Language and are studying on a course with the University Language Centre to improve your English skills before starting on another programme of study. Instead, please call the Disability Advisory and Support Service on 0161 275 7512 and book a Quick Query appointment with an advisor.