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Student Well-being Week 2021

Date
Monday 15 November 2021 - Friday 19 November 2021
Address
On- and offline

Update covid measures

Due to the corona measures, a number of adjustments have been made to the programme. If you have already registered for activities, you will receive an e-mail with an updated programme. In addition, you can also find our up-to-date programme below.

Stay physically and mentally healthy with the Student Well-being Week

As well as gaining academic knowledge, your student days are also about self-development. How can you stay both mentally and physically healthy? During the Student Well-being Week, from 15 till 19 November 2021, the university would like to lend you a hand by offering free workshops, sports classes and readings.

From relaxation to workshops

The programme is both diverse and challenging. During the Student Well-being Week, you will have the opportunity to try new things and follow workshops on topics such as self-care, career stress, healthy living and the balance between study and private life. You can work on you inner peace at one the yoga and meditation courses or challenge yourself with a HIIT class.

Programme per day Student Well-being week 2021
Blue = Leiden, green = Den Haag, yellow = online, click on the magnifier on the top-right to enlarge programme

Register for activities

Register through the buttons in the programme below.

Programme

09:30-10:30 - HIIT workout (NL/ENG) - Leiden

Workout - A High Intensity Interval Training involves short bursts of intense exercise alternated with low-intensity recovery periods. During this full body workout, you will perform different cardio exercises like burpees and jumping jacks. If you like challenging workouts, this is the one for you!

Locatie: University Sports Centre, Einsteinweg 6, 2333 CC Leiden

10:30-11:30 - Chill your mind: E-health kick off (NL) - Online

This event is Dutch spoken. See the Dutch programme for more information. 

11:00-13:30 - Creating life with courage (ENG) - The Hague

Workshop - Relying on courage allows for better decision making, but a lot of people still base their decisions on feelings of fear. So how does one make decisions from a place of courage instead of fear? In this workshop, you'll connect with your fellow students and learn more about the hidden opportunities our fears represent. You’ll be developing practical tools to manage your fears and turn them into courage.

Location: Beehive, Turfmarkt 104, room: Steps

12:00-13:00 - Lets Talk about Yes! Creating a culture of consent at university (ENG) - The Hague

Information session - This session introduces students to the Amnesty student group, the  value of becoming engaged in a topic you are passionate about, and the importance of the #LetsTalkAboutYes campaign

Location: Beehive, Turfmarkt 104, room: round dance

12:00- 13:45 - Walk&Talk (NL) - Leiden

This event is Dutch spoken. See the Dutch programme for more information. 

13:00-14:00 - FOMO in de fusie: sociale druk in het studentenleven (NL) - Leiden

This event is Dutch spoken. See the Dutch programme for more information. 

14:00-15:00 - Rethink: Change your unhelpful thoughts into helpful ones (ENG) - Online

Workshop - Do your emotions sometimes get in the way of everything? Do you sometimes  feel you are losing your grip? This is quite normal but can be frustrating. Changing the way you think can help you to change the way you feel. Regain a sense of control. Changing unhelpful thoughts into helpful ones is a core element in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, but can also be used effectively outside the realm of psychotherapy. In this workshop, you will gain an introduction to this technique and briefly practice using it yourself.

Location: Online via Teams

15:00-18:00 - Chinese calligraphy (NL/ENG) - Leiden

Workshop - The oldest known annals of Chinese history were written in calligraphy. Chinese calligraphy is thus as old as the Chinese writing system. Calligraphy is an important part of China's cultural heritage and is seen as one of the most important art forms.

Locatie: Lipsius, Cleveringaplaats 1 2311 BD Leiden , Studio 1.44 (LAK)

15.30-17.00 - Succes met onderhandelen: weet wat je waard bent! (NL) - Online

This event is Dutch spoken. See the Dutch programme for more information. 

19.00-21.00 - Het geheim van de gelukkige student (NL) - Online

This event is Dutch spoken. See the Dutch programme for more information. 

09:00-10:00 - Meditatie om je dag mee te beginnen (NL) - Online

This event is Dutch spoken. See the Dutch programme for more information. 

09:30- 10:00 - Core workout (NL/ENG) - Leiden

Workout - During this workout the focus will mainly be on the abs. Strong abs often result in less back problems and have a positive effect on digestion. Great reasons to join this workout!

Locatie: Leiden University Sports Centre, Einsteinweg 6, 2333 CC Leiden

11:00- 10:30 - Introducing E-health interventions (Caring Universities) (ENG) - Online

Caring universities is a programme that offers a range of e-health tools to Leiden University students, free of charge.  You will get an introduction to the programme and also do your first exercise on the platform. 

Location: Online 

12:00-15:00 - Workshops study skills (ENG) - Den Haag

Workshop- When studying, do you find it difficult to distinguish between the most important information and less important information? Or do you find it difficult to stay concentrated when you have to read a lot of study material? In this workshop you learn a method to study in a more active and focused way. We also pay attention to how to improve your concentration.

To apply please send an e-mail to Ynette Caupain: POPcornerTheHague@leidenuniv.nl. 
 

Location: Beehive, Turfmarkt 104 

12:00-13:00 - City walk: Leiden and its Alms houses (ENG) - Leiden

Activity - Let’s walk and talk during this 1 hour city walk. An ideal way to relax and stretch your legs, whilst meeting other people and enjoying the beauty of Leiden. You will be accompanied by a tour guide who knows a lot about the city. 

Leiden developed along the banks of the river Rhine where a fortress was situated and counts had settled. Whilst walking along the numerous Leiden canals and through alms house courtyards, your guide will sketch a portrait of bygone times when commerce and the cloth industry thrived, Dutch painters flourished and the university was founded.

Location: Plexus, Kaiserstraat 25, 2311 GN Leiden

13:30-14:30 - Omdenken: negatieve gedachten ombuigen (NL) - Online

This event is Dutch spoken. See the Dutch programme for more information. 

13:30-16:30 - Creatief schrijven (NL) - Leiden

This event is Dutch spoken. See the Dutch program for more information. 

15:00-17:00 - What can I offer future employers? (ENG) - Online

In this workshop, you will discover where pressure comes from and learn how to handle it. You will also look at the first steps to take when looking for a part-time job, full-time job or internship and how to take those steps with confidence. 

Location: Online

16:30-18:00 - Boxing Clinic (NL/ENG) - Leiden (QR-code)

Clinic - Boxing and kickboxing are great workouts that give your body an immense energy boost. Want to find out if this is the sport for you? Register for the clinic.

The results? Less fatigue, better concentration and reduced stress levels. You can release your frustrations, and put your worries aside by directing your focus elsewhere. You will also push and develop yourself, both physically and mentally. In boxing, discipline, self-control and respect are key and you’ll also work on your stamina and strength.

Don’t have your own equipment? No problem, you can borrow gloves and shin pads during the clinic.

Due to the new corona measures a QR-code is mandatory for this activity.
Loactie: Atlas Bokscentrum, Morsweg 55C, 2312 AB Leiden

POSTPONED - Student Wellbeing Pitch Night (ENG)

This pitch-night is for every student at Leiden University who has a awesome idea to improve student wellbeing. For the winning idea, we have a budget of €1000 and the Universities guidance, knowledge and network to make it happen!

Requirements, the idea needs to be:
- somehow relevant to the subject of student wellbeing
- accessible for (at least) a large target group, the more the merrier!
- It needs to be feasible 

The best submissions are invited to pitch at the Wellbeing Week's Pitch-night! The jury is made up of students and staff of Leiden University. The members of the jury evaluate the plans on such aspects as how innovative they are, their scope and their feasibility. 

Do you have a great idea? Please send your idea (max 1 A4) to wellbeingweeks@sea.leidenuniv.nl. You can sign up alone or together with a group of max. 3 students. The pitch-night is hosted in English, but you can choose to present in Dutch if you feel more comfortable with it.
 

Location: PLNT, Langegracht 70, room: The Launch

09:30-10:30 - Power yoga(NL/ENG) - Leiden

Workout - Join this power yoga class if you love a challenge. Power yoga will give you inner peace thougout your day and had many physical advantages such as stronger muscles and better concentration. 

Locatie: Leiden University Sports Centre,, Einsteinweg 6, 2333 CC Leiden

10:00-11:30 - Boxing clinic (ladies only) (NL/ENG) - Leiden

Clinix - During this ladies only boxing class you will be introduced to the different techniques and strategies that boxing entails. You do not have to be a professional boxer for this clinic. All levels are welcome!

Due to the new corona measures a QR-code is mandatory for this activity.
Location:  Atlas Bokscentrum, Morsweg 55C, 2312 AB Leiden

10:30-11:30 - ADHD-café (ENG) - Leiden

Studying with ADHD knows it's own challenges. When facing these challenges it can be helpfull to talk to other ADHD-students. Let's meet up at the ADHD Café! During this event you have the change to exchange tips and trick with other students. 

 

Location: Plexus, Kaiserstraat 25, 2311 GN Leiden

10:00-12:30 - Navigating life in times of change (ENG) - Leiden

Workshop - Whether it’s COVID, moving abroad, starting university, or switching careers, life is full of all sorts of change! In this workshop you will learn how to deal with changes in your life. Through conversations with fellow students you will gain insight into the subject of change, how it affects you personally and how to accept change as a natural part of life!’’

Location: Sterrewacht, c006

12:00-13:45 - Walk & Talk (ENG) - The Hague

Activity - Let’s meet with a group of students and talk about whatever you like during a nice walk along a park in The Hague. 

Location: Start at Beehive, Turfmarkt 104.

13:00-14:00 - Lach je gelukkig (NL) - Online

This event is Dutch spoken. See the Dutch programme for more information. 

14:00-16:00 - Consent, communication & boundaries (ENG) -Online

This workshop aims to help students gain a better understanding of their own personal boundaries and how to communicate them in social situations. Topics that are addressed include: the diversity of experiences people have, the ways in which our unique personal identities and situations shape our boundaries, and how we understand those of others.

Location: Online

14:30-16:00 - ADHD-café (NL) - Leiden

This event is Dutch spoken. See the Dutch programme for more information. 

15:00-16:30 - The power of positivity (ENG) - The Hague

Workshop - What have you done today that is good for you? Instead of focusing on our problems and difficulties, let’s take another approach. We will look at the positive aspects of human live. What makes you thrive and function well.

Location: Beehive, Turfmarkt 104: room:Steps

16:30-18:00 - How to find strong connections and avoid loneliness during your studies (ENG) - Online

Workshop - Being an (international) student, away from home, is a harsh reality sometimes: loneliness, homesickness, difficulty making friends, cultural differences. At the same time, one of the many joys of being a student is that you get to meet new people from all over the world. But how can we make sure that these relationships stay and we don't end up alone? 

Let's meet and discuss: 

  • How do we connect with others and create meaningful relationships with them?  How do we give our relationships a real chance without sabotaging the connection?
  • What are the DO's and DON'Ts for authentic and deep relationships?  
  • How do we deal with cultural differences?  
  • How do we cope with loneliness, homesickness, nostalgia and with the distance from home, family and friends?
  • How do we avoid feeling lonely, lost and isolated?
  • How do we settle down and integrate in our new environment (city, work, etc)? 

Let's meet and master the art of connecting!

Location: online

19:30-21:00 - International night (ENG) - The Hague

Evening event- It is important to talk about the personal well-being of students. This is why the Student Wellbeing Team would love to open up the conversation with a 'Crossing the line' event. With a small group we will discuss different statements and see who can relate by whether or not people cross the line. Get rid of the taboo and help each other.

Location: Beehive, Turfmarkt 104, room: round dance

09:30-10:30 - Belly dancing (NL/ENG) - Leiden

Belly dancing is an amazing way to take your dance moves to the next level. You will work on your flexibility and learn different techniques to try to master this sport.

Location: Leiden University Sports Centre, Einsteinweg 6, 2333 CC Leiden

10:30-12:00 - Met volle angst vooruit - op weg naar een leuker leven (NL) - Online

This event is Dutch spoken. See the Dutch programme for more information. 

11:00-12:30 - Studying with a disability (ENG) - Online

Sharing session - Studying isn’t always easy. Certainly not when you have to deal with a disability, chronic illness or mental health issue. The problems you experience as a student are not only about facilities and provisions the university arranges; there is so much more! 

During this workshop we want to talk about this topic with each other, because you are not alone! A lot of student have to cope with a disability which can make studying even harder. What does studying with a disability mean for you? What obstacles do you have to encounter and how do you deal with them? 

Join your fellow students with disabilities in this conversation and meet new people who may be experiencing exactly the same as you! 

This session is organised by the Access & Support Platform (ASP), a network of students and staff with disabilities. If there is anything we can supply to facilitate your participation, please inform us along with your registration for the meeting.

Location: online

12:00-13:45 - Walk & and Talk (ENG) - Leiden

Activity - Let’s walk and talk during this walk along the Singelpark of Leiden. An ideal way to relax and stretch your legs, whilst meeting other people and enjoying the beauty of Leiden. You will be accompanied by a tour guide who knows a lot about the city. 

Location: Plexus, Kaiserstraat 25, room: Kikker 

13:00-14:30 - Defeating my inner dictator (ENG) - online

Lecture- Take part in this interactive lecture with Dardan Bastiaan, an experience expert and a meditation guide at Rapenburg100. For many years he dealt with issues such as anxiety, depressive episodes and an inability to concentrate and study. Using anecdotes, jokes and insights from personal processes, Dardan will share about how he got there. Participants will learn about different theories and how sociological problems interrelate with intrapsychic conflict and what this might mean for how we as a society address wellbeing.  

Location: online

13:15-15:30 - Football tournament (ENG) -Leiden

Workout- A football tournament for all students of the university. You will play short matches of 20 minutes against each other. 

Location: University Sports Centre, Einsteinweg 6, 2333 CC Leiden

13:30-15:00 - Workshop Discrimination (ENG) - Leiden

Activity - his interactive workshop provides information for students on what discrimination is and what it means for people. The confidential counsellor for unacceptable behaviour will share her knowledge on the subject and inform students what they can do in case they feel they are or have been subjected to discriminatory acts. The goal of this workshop is to increase awareness and to empower students to enable and sustain an inclusive and friendly study environment.

Location: Plexus, Kaiserstraat 25

14:30-16:00 - Green fingers united: plant cuttings market (NL/ENG) - Leiden

Sharing session – Plants have a positive impact on your mental state and keeping your plants alive can be a great source of pride. Especially if you succeed in taking cuttings from your plants. During the plant cuttings market you can extend your plant family and make other people happy with your cuttings. You will also have the opportunity to share plant tips with each other.  

Location: Hortus Botanicus Leiden, Rapenburg 73 (winter garden)

15:00-16:30 - Persoonlijke ontwikkeling (NL) - Leiden

This event is Dutch spoken. See the Dutch programme for more information. 

15:00-16:30 - De kracht van positiviteit (NL) - Leiden

This event is Dutch spoken. See the Dutch programme for more information. 

17:00-18:00 - Afternoon meditation (ENG) - Online

Activity - Afternoon meditation is the perfect way to close the work/study day so you can start your evening nice and relaxed. You can enjoy a moment of silence, rest and relaxation for yourself then benefit from the positive effects of meditation for the rest of the evening.

Location: online

19:00-21:00 - Panelsessie: omgaan met burnout, depressie en struggelende naasten (NL) - Online

This event is Dutch spoken. See the Dutch programme for more information. 

09:00-11:00 - Carrierestress (NL) - Online

This event is Dutch spoken. See the Dutch programme for more information. 

09:30-10:30 - Pilates (NL/ENG) - Leiden

Workout - Pilates is a form of exercise that strengthens the body. In a fun and active way, you will train your body in an exact, focused and controlled manner. This will help you to develop better stability, coordination and strength. Breathings techniques and exercises help to make this a complete training programme.

Location: Leiden University Sports Centre, Einsteinweg 6, 2333 CC Leiden

10:00-11:30 - Nature meditation walk (ENG) - Leiden

During this mindfulness walk, our ‘awareness’ (in various forms) is central. We meet in silence, then you go out individually. A route has been set out through the park Cronesteyn. During the walk you will focus your attention on different sensory objects. On this route you will encounter signposts and instructions. You allow yourself, as it were, to go with the flow. Afterwards we break the silence and end with a joint debriefing to exchange experiences.

Locatie: Cronesteijn Park, Leiden

12:00-13:30 - geleide meditatie in de natuur (NL) - Leiden

This event is Dutch spoken. See the Dutch programme for more information. 

13:30-15:00 - Balans vinden en houden: omgaan met (hoog) gevoeligheid (NL) - Leiden

This event is Dutch spoken. See the Dutch programme for more information. 

14:30-16:30 - Party and alcohol culture (ENG) -Online

Workshop - This workshop focuses on the role of alcohol, party culture and peer pressure in relation to consent and sexual violence. It explores the different social norms that negatively impact student life and how we can improve social safety at parties and in our communities.

Location: Online

15:30-17:00 - Finding balance in high-sensitivity (ENG) - Leiden

Workshop - Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the amount of stimuli from light, sound or emotions? Do you ever feel exhausted and miserable after a conversation or activity and don’t really know the reason why? Maybe you are extra sensitive to certain things. During this workshop you will learn more about the concept of ‘high sensitivity’ and the different aspects of it. You will also get practical tips and tricks to cope with your high sensitivity and to eventually use it as your strength. Even if you’re not sure if you are a highly sensitive person, don’t know anything about this subject, or have difficulty finding and keeping the right balance, this workshop can mean a lot to you. You are more than welcome.

Location: PLNT, Langegracht 70 

15:30-16:30 - De mooiste tijd van je leven? Een nieuwe kijk op studiestress (NL) - Online

This event is Dutch spoken. See the Dutch programme for more information. 

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