Weekly Committee Meeting
Teams Online meeting
Committee meeting. Please email the society if you wish to have access to the meeting mhw@groups.staffs.ac.uk
Health and Wellbeing | No Alcohol event | Group Members Only
Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 World Cup at Ember Lounge - South Korea v Portugal
Ember Lounge
Come down to Ember to watch the World Cup grab a pint and spend some time with mates.
Ember Lounge | Sport | Free Event
Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 World Cup in Verve - Ghana v Uruguay
Verve
Don't miss out on the World Cup action! Catch the World Cup coverage in Verve. (Coverage will not have sound, no alcohol sold.)
Sport | Verve | Free Event
Mario Kart Friday!
S500, Mellor Building
We're playing Mario Kart on Friday in Mellor S500! Bring Consoles!
Activities and Games | Esports and Gaming | Group Members Only
SAMS Friday night watch party
Beacon, T003/4
Anime watch party get together
Special Interest and Appreciation
Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 World Cup at Ember Lounge - Cameroon v Brazil
Ember Lounge
Come down to Ember to watch the World Cup grab a pint and spend some time with mates.
Ember Lounge | Sport | Free Event
Cocktails in Verve
Verve
join us for our weekly cocktail night!
Evening Entertainments | Verve | Food based events | Featured Events
LGBTQ+ Network Logo LGBTQ+ Network Weekly Social
Verve
The LGBTQ+ Networks regular social.
Free Event
Magic The Gathering Budget Format Tournament
Staffordshire London Campus
The custom magic the gathering format I created has a tournament every two months.
London | No Alcohol event
Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 World Cup at Ember Lounge - Netherlands v USA
Ember Lounge
Come down to Ember to watch the World Cup grab a pint and spend some time with mates.
Ember Lounge | Sport
Airsoft Society - Weekly Social
Ember Lounge
Come join us for our weekly socials at the Ember Lounge. Hang out, talk about airsoft and most importantly meet new friends with the same hobbies!
Ember Lounge | Evening Entertainments | Food based events
Open Mic Night
Ember Lounge
Join us for an Open Mic Night at Ember!
Ember Lounge | Evening Entertainments | Live Music | Give it a Go | Welcome Events | Free Event
Sunday Mountaineering session
Sir Stanley Matthew's Sports Centre
Member's Sunday session
Sport | No Alcohol event
Cue Sports casual event
Longton snooker and pool
Casual pool sessions at longton snooker and pool club.
Sport
Myth Socials
Verve
Come and have a relaxing vibe with other nerds! Talk about nerdy things, or bring things to play if you like, or even just lurk.
Verve | Academic Interests | Activities and Games | Special Interest and Appreciation | LGBTQ+ | No Alcohol event | Inclusion
Sunday Fellowship
Beacon Building Room T003/4
Join us to Pray, Praise and Worship on an early Sunday Afternoon and hear the Word of God
Family Friendly | Faith and Religion | No Alcohol event
American Football: BUCS Training Session
SSMSC - 3G Pitch
Come down and Give it a Go, Free for your first session! All abilities welcome
Sport
LGBTQ+ Network Logo LGBTQ+ Network Weekly Quiet Social
Verve
Sunday socials are designed to be quiet and relaxed environment where we encourage you to study or just enjoy some coffee with other members.
Family Friendly | Verve | Academic Interests | LGBTQ+ | No Alcohol event | Inclusion | Free Event
Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 World Cup at Ember Lounge - France v Poland
Ember Lounge
Come down to Ember to watch the World Cup grab a pint and spend some time with mates.
Ember Lounge | Sport
Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 World Cup at Ember Lounge - England v Senegal
Ember Lounge
Come down to Ember to watch the World Cup grab a pint and spend some time with mates.
Ember Lounge | Sport
The Big Quiz
The Ember Lounge
Join us for the weekly Big Quiz in the Ember Lounge. £4 entry per team and prizes to be won!
Ember Lounge | Evening Entertainments | Food based events | Activities and Games | Featured Events
Art 4 Wellness
Verve
Come and join Amy for her next Art 4 wellness session!
Verve | Activities and Games | Christmas | Sustainable Union | No Alcohol event | Free Event
Spiral bound notebook and highlighter Managing longer documents in Word
Online via MS Teams
When you begin to work on larger documents such as a large report, dissertation or final year project you are likely to need to use features within Microsoft Word which you have not used previously.
Learning and Development | Online | University events | Free Event
Crimbo Bingo
The Lock Inn, Canalside
London | Free Event
Monday Session
Flaxman L101
A Knit and Natter session where we meet up, do craft activities and chat.
Activities and Games
Monday Mountaineering session
Kilnworx Climbing Centre
Member's Monday session
Sport | No Alcohol event
Myth Society Weekly Wargames
Flaxman Building, L216
Casual Table Top Wargames played with other members, to test out Armies, talk about painting and have matches purely for fun.
Activities and Games | No Alcohol event
Disney society meet up
L100 Flaxman/online
Weekly meet-up - Come join us for our weekly meet up where we chat about all things Disney and take part in a range of different Disney-themed activities.
Activities and Games | Arts, Media and Music | Special Interest and Appreciation
Rock, Alternative & Metal Night in association with RAMS
Verve
Come and join us at Verve for our rock and heavy metal night!
Evening Entertainments | Verve | Music and Dance
Christmas tree in lights image Christmas Carol Service
Stoke Minster, Glebe Street, ST4 1LP
All welcome at the University Christmas Carol Service
Family Friendly | Faith and Religion | Christmas | No Alcohol event | University events | Supporting Staffs | Free Event
Spiral bound notebook and highlighter Coping with exams
Online via MS Teams
This session will help you understand the signs of exam stress and give you tips and strategies for managing it both during revision and the exam itself.
Learning and Development | Online | University events | Free Event
Men's Lacrosse - BUCS Training session
SSMSC - 3G Pitch
Come down and Give it a Go, Free for your first session! All abilities welcome
Sport
BUCS Training Session
SSMSC - 3G Pitch
Come down and Give it a Go, Free for your first session!
Sport
Karaoke
It's that time of the week! Join us at the Ember Lounge for Karaoke, the biggest singalong in Stoke!
Ember Lounge | Evening Entertainments | Live Music | Music and Dance | Food based events | Featured Events | Free Event
Equestrian regular session
Course for Horses, ST6 8TF
Equestrian Regular Session
Sport
Myth Society Weekly Boardgames
TBA
Meet new people with similar interests And play Boardgames with them
Activities and Games
Smash Society Weekly Meet-up
Mellor Building S500
Our regular meet up time to play the game woth everyone!
Activities and Games | Esports and Gaming | No Alcohol event
Witchy Wednesday
Verve
Each week at Witchy Wednesdays we do a presentation on a requested topic, you can learn about paganism, crystals, other cultures and more. You can come and have a coffee in the background or you can come for a chat with other members.
Verve | Special Interest and Appreciation | Faith and Religion | No Alcohol event
Wednesday Session
Flaxman L101
A Knit and Natter session where we meet up, do craft activities and chat.
Activities and Games
logo RCSF Bible study and worship
Students' Union September Rooms, College Road
Join us for worship
Faith and Religion

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Back by popular demand. Start the new academic year with a clear mind and new superpower with our six-week online mindfulness course. 

Learn to develop inner resources that will help you navigate through difficult, trying and stressful situations with more ease with our six-week mindfulness course.

Start Date: Monday 26 September 2022 to Monday 31 October 2022

Course Duration: 6 weeks

Course Costs: FREE

Weekly Time Slot: 4.30pm (Each session will run for 90 mins)

How to register:

To register your interest please contact Joanne Howe joanne.howe@staffs.ac.uk. If you register for the course, you will be sent a short confidential orientation form to complete prior to attendance.

Course Information:

The 6-Week ‘Finding Peace in a Frantic World’ Course is a great introduction to mindfulness. The course is based on the traditional 8-Week Mindfulness Courses (MBSR and MBCT), but the key learning points and practices have been distilled into a slightly shorter format.

The course consists of six, 1.5-hour sessions and includes 20 minutes of home practice per day between sessions. Through guided meditations, group dialogue, individually tailored instructions, and home assignments (such as home meditation practice and exercises), you will learn the essential principles of mindfulness and techniques to build your personal home practice and access the wide-ranging benefits well beyond the course.

The key learning points include:

  • A variety of formal and informal mindfulness meditation practices, which involve using the breath and body as a focus for being aware of our experience in the present moment.
  • Understanding the physiology of stress and how to self-regulate our moods, so that we are better able to pause in challenging situations and manage our responses more effectively.
  • Recognising the patterns of worrying and self-criticism that often generate more stress; and how we can relate to ourselves with a more accepting and kinder stance.
  • Learning to have more mindful communication, connections, and relationships.
  • Developing practical self-care tools to help us thrive, perform at our best, and build resilience.

The structure of the course and home practice will follow the outline of the bestselling book: “Mindfulness: a guide to finding peace in a frantic world”, co-authored by Mark Williams, who is the leading mindfulness researcher in the UK and co-founder of the MBCT programme.

Please note that this book follows an 8-session format, and so sessions 5 and 6, and 7 and 8 will be combined for this course.

Notes:

  • This class will be held on Microsoft Team.
  • The teacher and participants will be live and visible at various times. There will be group and one-to-one interaction as you would expect in a traditional classroom setting.
  • No prior mindfulness experience is required.
  • There is up to 20 minutes per day of home practice during the course.
  • A copy of the course book, “Mindfulness: a guide to finding peace in a frantic world”, will need to be purchased prior to the course starting. It is recommended to read the first four chapters before the first session.

What previous participants said on completing the course:

“I attended the session more out of curiosity than expectation as I was sceptical that mindfulness could make a difference especially as someone who is always busy and finds it very difficult to ‘switch off’ and relax.  How wrong I was!  I was amazed that such a short intervention could impact so greatly. “

“Do it and it will change your outlook on life and your wellbeing 100%. I am so happy I did the course as its changed my life”

“This course creates such a haven. From week one, I felt hope for a more peaceful way of being, and the skills and insight that I learnt as the weeks passed pervaded into areas of my life that I didn't even realise were causing discontent. The accompanying book is such a great resource to keep. I am at the start of a long journey but I feel equipped with some kind of superpower.”

““It has huge potential to benefit you as a person and as a professional in terms of allowing you time to focus on yourself  and by so doing, allowing you to move towards developing self-awareness and inner calm as a default position”

“Take time out for yourself and be amazed at the simplicity of the principals and the depth of the impact this can have on your health and wellbeing - self care is very down rated!”

 

Start the new academic year with a clear mind and new superpower with our six-week online mindfulness course.