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Building Wellbeing with LEGO new Thu 8 Jul 2021   13:00 [Full]

"In this workshop you will explore what wellbeing means to you and how you could enhance yours. This online workshop will use the LEGO Serious Play facilitation method to help explore complex topics.

Building with LEGO bricks and using LEGO Serious Play facilitation will make sure that you and the others in the group contribute equally and understand each other. It will stimulate your thinking, communication and problem solving skills, and create an environment with insight, confidence and commitment. Your possibilities for learning are enormous.

Please note that this workshop only has a small capacity and sign up will close on 22 June so that a LEGO brick kit can be sent to you in the post in good time. You will also need to submit a postal address so the bricks can be put in the post by the end of 25 June.

To get the most from the session, the group will work together using the basic principles of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®:

1. Question – an issue and a suitable open question is identified

2. Build – you make LEGO® brick models to answer the question from your own perspective

3. Share – you all explain your model using it as a metaphor to answer the question

4. Reflect – the group checks everyone’s understanding, and makes sense of the knowledge that has been unlocked.

You will find the approach useful because:


  • We all have a unique perspective

  • Our brain works better in three dimensions

  • Playing in three dimensions lets us see more perspectives and have more ideas

  • Story-making and metaphors help you communicate more clearly."

Joining Instructions and how to register to receive your Lego Bricks will be on your booking confirmation email

Building Wellbeing with LEGO new Thu 8 Jul 2021   09:00 [Full]

"In this workshop you will explore what wellbeing means to you and how you could enhance yours. This online workshop will use the LEGO Serious Play facilitation method to help explore complex topics.

Building with LEGO bricks and using LEGO Serious Play facilitation will make sure that you and the others in the group contribute equally and understand each other. It will stimulate your thinking, communication and problem solving skills, and create an environment with insight, confidence and commitment. Your possibilities for learning are enormous.

Please note that this workshop only has a small capacity and sign up will close on 22 June so that a LEGO brick kit can be sent to you in the post in good time. You will also need to submit a postal address so the bricks can be put in the post by the end of 25 June.

To get the most from the session, the group will work together using the basic principles of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®:
 1. Question – an issue and a suitable open question is identified

2. Build – you make LEGO® brick models to answer the question from your own perspective

3. Share – you all explain your model using it as a metaphor to answer the question

4. Reflect – the group checks everyone’s understanding, and makes sense of the knowledge that has been unlocked.

You will find the approach useful because:


  • We all have a unique perspective

  • Our brain works better in three dimensions

  • Playing in three dimensions lets us see more perspectives and have more ideas

  • Story-making and metaphors help you communicate more clearly."

Joining Instructions and how to register to receive your Lego Bricks will be on your booking confirmation email

Cycle Maintenance Workshop new Fri 2 Jul 2021   09:30 [Places]

University staff can attend this free 1 hour online workshop on cycle maintenance, learning the fundamentals to keep you riding with how to safety check your bike and perform a puncture repair. There will also be a chance to ask the instructor questions.

Does Mindfulness Really Help People Thrive? new Fri 2 Jul 2021   11:00 [Places]

Is mindfulness training like physical exercise but for the mind, that will improve our health and wellbeing?

This is a frequent comparison, but how far can it be stretched?

We will discuss the scientific evidence available and explore its most critical issues before you decide to go for some mindful pull ups.

Dr Julieta Galante, Department of Psychiatry

Equality & Diversity Essentials Self-taught Bookable
  • This module introduces Equality & Diversity at the University

This webinar aims to recognise how diet and lifestyle impacts overall health and wellbeing especially in the ‘new normal’ academic workplace, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Furthermore, we will discuss how the food we eat and lifestyle choices we make can have direct and indirect effects on our function, and speakers will access practical strategies to integrate healthy habits as part of daily routines.

A brief look at:

  • the psychological impact of the COVID pandemic and lockdown on adults and adolescents
  • the potential for mixed feelings as COVID restrictions lift
  • taking care of our mental health as we go back to our ‘normal’ lives

Dr Zoe Martin, Principal Clinical Psychologist in Major Trauma & Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Staff Mental Health Service Dr Anna Conway-Morris, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist & Training Programme Director for Child Psychiatry

Our systems of recognition and reward play an important part in creating a positive research culture.

This session will look at the connection between recognition and research culture, and will encourage you to explore how you would like to be recognised, and how you can recognise others, in order to promote a positive and healthy research culture for yourself, your research group and department.

How We Can Promote Greater Compassion at Work new Mon 28 Jun 2021   12:30 [Places]

Now more than ever, there is a need for compassion in the workplace. But what do we mean by a ‘compassionate workplace’, and what are the benefits of being more compassionate – towards ourselves and others?

In this session, Jonathan Taylor, an Occupational Psychologist from Pearn Kandola, will explore compassion at work, and discuss what we currently know about the benefits of practicing self-compassion and of compassion towards others. We will also introduce the role of the ‘compassionate leader’ in the months ahead, and share some practical ideas that you can introduce to support yourself and others.

Highly recommended for people managers and anyone interested in supporting your own wellbeing and that of your colleagues.

A curated LinkedIn Learning course, provided by the University of Cambridge's subscription to LinkedIn Learning.

The course can be accessed here.

A curated LinkedIn Learning course, provided by the University of Cambridge's subscription to LinkedIn Learning.

The course can be accessed here.

LiL: Wellbeing - Desk Health (Online) Self-taught Booking not required

A curated LinkedIn Learning course, provided by the University of Cambridge's subscription to LinkedIn Learning.

The course can be accessed here.

LiL: Wellbeing - Energy and Rest (Online) Self-taught Booking not required

A curated LinkedIn Learning course, provided by the University of Cambridge's subscription to LinkedIn Learning.

The course can be accessed here.

LiL: Wellbeing - Mindfulness (Online) Self-taught Booking not required

A curated LinkedIn Learning course, provided by the University of Cambridge's subscription to LinkedIn Learning.

The course can be accessed here.

A curated LinkedIn Learning course, provided by the University of Cambridge's subscription to LinkedIn Learning.

The course can be accessed here.

A curated LinkedIn Learning course, provided by the University of Cambridge's subscription to LinkedIn Learning.

The course can be accessed here.

Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, the gardens have always been a very important part of Newnham College life.

The first principal, Anne Jemima Clough extolled the virtues of ‘fresh air, exercise and wholesome food’ and as part of the 150th celebrations we are continuing this tradition with the introduction of a new permaculture Food Forest Garden. Designed and grown by students with the garden team, the new garden is a place where all members of the College can learn about permaculture and sustainable food production, and the benefits of working outside together and growing our own organic food.

The tour will also include a visit to the ‘Incredible Edible’ potager beds in the main garden, planted with fruit and vegetables like kale, chard, lettuces, beans and more than 20 varieties of tomatoes for those in College to pick throughout the summer.

Only those with a booking will be admitted to the college in line with the government Covid guidelines

Race Awareness - Open Session new Tue 15 Jun 2021   11:00 In progress

Tuesday 15 June & Thursday 17 June from 11.00am - 12noon

Come along to this session if you’d like to develop tools for becoming an antiracist ally and to build a strong antiracist identity.

The training will be split into two 1h sessions.

This will allow us to make space for discussion while not making the zoom meeting too long.

While the session may be most helpful to white colleagues, everyone is warmly invited to attend.

YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS.

Race Equality Network Meeting new Wed 23 Jun 2021   10:00 [Places]

Please join the Race Equality Network meeting for updates and discussion.

SPACE : Carers @ Cambridge new Wed 7 Jul 2021   14:00   [More dates...] [Places]

Virtual afternoon tea and chat to share experiences, discuss challenges and get updates on University initiatives and policies to support parents and carers.

Zoom joining details will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

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SPACE : Parents @ Cambridge new Thu 1 Jul 2021   10:00   [More dates...] [Places]

Virtual coffee and chat to share experiences, discuss challenges and get updates on University initiatives and policies to support parents and carers.

Zoom joining instructions will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

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Thu 5 Aug 2021 10:00 [Places]
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Thu 4 Nov 2021 10:00 [Places]
The Peace of Wild Things new Tue 29 Jun 2021   11:30 [Places]

Esther Hunt (Faculty of Education) will be offering a range of mindful practices and will draw upon the work of Professor Mark Williams, Dr Patrizia Collard, and Dr Sue Stuart-Smith (The Well Gardened Mind).

How can the science of wellbeing help us better understand the role digital technology plays in our everyday lives? We have never spent more time on screens – for work, for leisure, and everything in between – than we do now. In what ways can we more fully understand how our social media use can affect our relation to other people, to the rest of the world, and how we feel about ourselves? This Festival of Wellbeing event will be interactive and there will be ample time for questions.

About The Speakers: Professor Felicia Huppert is internationally renowned for her work on the science of well-being and the promotion of human flourishing. She is Honorary Professor at The University of Sydney, Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and Founding Director of the Well-being Institute at the University of Cambridge. Tyler Shores is the Manager of the University of Cambridge ThinkLab programme, and also researches digital distractions, social media, and the role of digital technology in our everyday lives. Tyler will be posting links and questions leading up the event at: https://twitter.com/tylershores

Understanding Unconscious Bias Self-taught Bookable
  • This module introduces Unconscious Bias and the impact it can have
Wellbeing For Young People new Wed 30 Jun 2021   11:00 [Places]

Ideas and resources for those working with or caring for young people. A set of ideas and techniques for Young People to put into practice and facilitate their own self regulated wellbeing resilience. Some of these are creative and practical activities, others are from trauma informed yoga and mindfulness.

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