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Take Time Out this May with over 40 wellbeing events across King’s and online

Student playing with a dog at Doggy Destress

This May sees the return of Take Time Out, the biggest wellbeing initiative in the academic year from KCLSU.

Taking place over three weeks, the programme runs from Tuesday 3 – Friday 20 May 2022 and encourages you, our students, to take time out of your studies to explore ways to relax and boost your wellbeing.

This year, there are over 40 events across Strand, Guy’s, Waterloo and Denmark Hill campuses, with a mixture of in-person and online sessions, so you can join however is best for you.

What in-person events can I join?

There are a range of in-person events happening across the three weeks.

Who let the dogs out? We did! That’s right, Doggy de-stress is back and is kicking us off on Tuesday 3 May with two sessions at Guy’s campus. This is a very popular event, so make sure you book your free time slot to see the doggies.

You can drop in, have a chat and try activities like yoga, mini massages and boxing at the Take Time Out pop-ups at the following campuses:

Meet other members of the King's community and enjoy a free lunch with Guy’s Chaplaincy on Thursday 5 May. Postgraduate students can drop in and meet other students with similar experiences at the Postgrad Coffee and Croissant Morning on Monday 16 May at Denmark Hill Campus.

Get creative with King's Culture at their Courtauld Draw event on 16 May. Explore the gallery after-hours and drop into life drawing workshops, using the collection, architecture and live models for inspiration.

There are also opportunities to go further afield with a picnic in Hyde Park and exploring medieval ruins in Oxford.

Looking for exam advice? Sign-up to chat to KCLSU Advice at Guy’s campus on 4 May about exams, mitigating circumstances, accusations of plagiarism or cheating and more.

Meditation session

What’s taking place online?

Unable to get to campus or prefer to join virtually? No problem as there are various online sessions for you to take a break at home.

You can join various mindfulness sessions with the Chaplaincy as well as weekly meditations to life the spirits with Rabbi Dr Harrie Cedar.

Explore the link between mental health and climate change at King's Sustainability online seminar on Friday 13 May to mark the UK mental health awareness week.

Need some support with your assessments? Get your burning exam questions answered at the exam season Q&A with KCLSU Advice on Instagram Live and sign up for an online slot on 11 May or 18 May to chat to a trained Adviser on exams, mitigating circumstances, accusations of plagiarism or cheating and more.

Planning for after exams? Check out the webinars exploring work experience, networking and job applications to support you with your next steps.

What other wellbeing support is available from KCLSU and King’s?

KCLSU Wellbeing supports you to take care of yourself and get the best of your King’s experience. Check out the Wellbeing Hub to discover the King’s Ways to Wellbeing, learn new things, discover how to savour the moment and to watch videos on the hub’s Support Cinema where students offer advice on various mental health topics.

There are also many ways to stay connected to your peers, such as a variety of Student Groups, Black Students Talk, and the Positive Peers.

Find out more about wellbeing support available at King’s on Student Services Online and the Student news pages.