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Why get involved in wellbeing events?

Feeling part of a community is important for your wellbeing. That's because if you do not feel that you belong or you feel lonely, your health - both physical and mental - is negatively affected. This isn't just in older people either, young people can be especially prone to loneliness. Why not get involved in some of the below events to feel connected and part of the MDX community? #WellbeingMDX #TeamMDX

If these events don't interest you, see what the SU has to offer - there are so many different societies you could join and the SU often have events to get involved in too. And if you can't find a society that interests you, you could always start your own! https://www.mdxsu.com/

Further reading: https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2018/02/28/health-matters-community-centred-approaches-for-health-and-wellbeing/

https://www.verywellmind.com/loneliness-causes-effects-and-treatments-2795749

https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/the-mindful-self-express/201709/feeling-lonely-you-may-be-damaging-your-health

International Students Fair, Thursday 19th September

Meet campus support services and learn how to make the most of your time at Middlesex! The International Student Fair is an important opportunity to become familiar with the different support services at Middlesex, who specialise in providing academic and personal assistance throughout your time at the University. 

You can also meet MDX Sport, your employability centre MDXworks, as well as the Middlesex University Students' Union.

There is no need to book for this free event - simply turn up on the day.

Wellbeing Festival - Tuesday 24th September

The Student Wellbeing Festival will be just that - a wellbeing festival for students! Running on Tuesday 24th September 2019 from 10-3 across campus. 

When you do feel your best? Is it when you dance? Sing? Eat good food? Feel a sense of community?

Whatever it is, why don't you pop along to MDX campus to try your hand at martial arts, bhangra, singing or just take a ride  round campus on our rickshaw?! 

Start at the Fitness Pod stall in Scholar's courtyard collect a booklet with a map of campus, times of talks running through the day and how to be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher...

Things kick off at 10am in Scholar's courtyard when the mayor will open the event. 

There is no need to book for this free event - simply turn up on the day. More info here: https://www.mdxsu.com/events/wellbeing-festival-fc99

#WellbeingMDX

Freshers Fair, 25-26th September

Get to know your student union societies, communities and liberation groups on a two day fair! Feeling part of a community is a really important aspect of wellbeing so see what you can get involved in during your time at university. More info here: https://www.mdxsu.com/mdxsu-events

Getting Ahead Events

Getting Ahead is a whole day of activities to help you feel confident and at home at Middlesex. Running on 3 separate days to work around your schedules! 

Monday 9th September

Wednesday 11th September

Saturday 12th October

Throughout the day, you will be able to hear a talk from a motivational guest speaker, take part in a Scavenger Hunt, get active with sports and games and enjoy a free lunch. You’ll also have the chance to attend two workshops in the afternoon.

More info here: https://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/student-life/welcome/making-friends/getting-ahead-events