New ways to eat for less, Bea's recovery journey and win a £50 voucher for mini golf

The Brum Bulletin - your student news

In this issue...

  • 'Bea' shares how Better than Well supported her recovery from addiction
  • New ways to eat for less
  • Important Industrial Action update
  • Check out our events: from careers mentoring to mental health workshops
  • Have you met the Community Safety Team?
  • Win a £50 e-gift voucher with Treetop Adventure Golf


From addiction to recovery

Student "Bea" shares their personal experience of using Better Than Well, UoB's free student-led addiction recovery programme.
Read their blog

Feeding change on campus

Food Fellows – the team behind University food and drink – has been cooking up new ways to help you eat well for less. More info

Important Industrial Action update

The strike action scheduled for the week commencing Monday 20 February, and next week, commencing Monday 27 February, will now not go ahead. All lectures and normal teaching and learning activity will go ahead as scheduled across these two weeks. More info

Get Experience, Be Ready

Careers Network have a range of events tailored to you. Whether you’re getting started or need more support, take a look. View events.

Got space in your diary?

Over the next few weeks the University is running a number of events to support your wellbeing and studies. Check them out.

How to log in to complete your survey

Student Content Shaper Izzy talks you through how you can login to UKES, our survey for non-final years. Follow guide

Crime Prevention Workshop

The Community Safety Team, in partnership with the Guild, are running a workshop today (Wednesday 22 February) 13:00-15:00 (Lecture Theatre 1, Teaching and Learning building) about safety and crime prevention for international students.

Meet your Community Safety Team

Find out how the team are working hard to keep students and the community safe on and around campus. Watch our video.

PG Corner

Welcome to our Postgraduate section. Here you can find the latest updates specifically for taught (PGT) and research (PGR) postgraduates!

PGT Highlights

If you’re a PGT distance learner, our March PGT Café is just for you! The PGT Café helps PGTs find like-minded people in their postgrad community, and our online Distance Learner special is taking place on Tuesday 14 March, 11:00-13:00. Book your place

PGT Essentials is a programme of monthly online workshops designed to support PGT academic development. Check out our upcoming workshops on research skills and managing your assignments. 

Join PGT Chat for an informal, online conversation about work-life balance with both full-time and part-time PGT panellists, Monday 27 February 16:00-17:00.

PGR Highlights

Our PGR mental health workshops are led by Bloomwise, a mental health consultancy set up by two UoB PGRs. Join their online session on Starting & Managing a Conversation about Your Mental Health on Friday 3 March, 14:00-15:30. And look out for our other Bloomwise workshops in the series, happening throughout Semester Two.

Tackle procrastination and stay focussed with our friendly, supportive PGR Shut Up and Work sessions every Thursday afternoon over MS Teams. Set targets and work towards your research goals with regular breaks and encouragement from your fellow PGRs. Join the channel.

Our diary picks

Yoga with Community Wardens
Friday 24 February, 14:00-15:00
Sense TouchBase Pears (opposite Battery Park)

Your Community Wardens are running free yoga sessions for three weeks throughout February and March in Selly Oak. These sessions are for anyone, whether you’ve done yoga before or just feel like giving it a go, our instructors will help teach you all there is to know about yoga. More info.

Saturday 25 February, from 12:00
Sport & Fitness Centre

Join UoB Triathlon club for their popular Aquathlon taking place on campus. The event will involve a 400m swim followed by a 5k campus run, open to all. Book now.

New Music Ensemble
Saturday 25 February, 19:30-21:30
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building

World premieres by Sara Caneva and Daniel Carpenter alongside Ryan Latimer's work for voice and chamber ensemble. Includes a screening of Peter Greenaway's film M is for Man, Music, Mozart with music by Louis Andriessen. Open to students, friends and family. Find out more.

Our What's On page has the latest student events.

What's on in Brum

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k Park Run in Cannon Hill Park. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! Register for free.

And finally...

Change to Multi-Factor Authentication

From Monday 27 February, anyone using the Microsoft Authenticator app to confirm their identity when logging into a UoB service will have to use a new number matching feature and type a 2-digit number displayed on their login screen into the app. Learn more.

Student project to tackle climate change

Join the EUniWell Service-Learning programme to learn from industry and academic experts, collaborate as part of an international student team, and make a difference in the fight against climate change. Application deadline: 16 March 2023. Find out more

Voting is now opening for the Guild Officer elections

The officers have a big influence on students and University life. Starting on Monday 27 February, get your votes in. 

Get to the help you need - Use 111 online

Get assessed and directed to the right place for you without leaving your armchair.

The NHS 111 Online campaign aims to reduce pressure on A&E through increasing use of the online service by people with low level concerns and enabling the 111 phone service to triage more people with urgent, higher acuity issues. Visit 

A wondrous world of mini golf

Win a £50 e-gift voucher with Treetop Adventure Golf. You can also enjoy student savings anytime! Enter now.

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