Under Pressure

Imperial College Union understands that sometimes stress is unavoidable. The Under Pressure campaign aims to give students strategies for coping during periods of heightened stress. 

The Under Pressure Campaign returns 18 - 22 March 2019, check out what's on throughout the week!

Stress, Work and more Stress?!

Imperial College is a high-performing and fast paced environment. Often students think the amount of work they have and the level of stress they are under is normal for anybody completing a degree and university. Whilst there will always be some stress associated with studying, Under Pressure looks to help students understand how to combat overwhelming stress, effectively time manage and learn how to have a healthy work-life balance.

The transition to university can be a very difficult and uncertain one but Imperial College Union is here to help!

The Campaign

Every year Imperial College Union runs its Under Pressure campaign at the end of first and second term. Past campaigns have seen students across the institution enjoyed free massages, meditation & mindfulness sessions, arts & crafts, games and free smoothies during our two campaign weeks in term 1 and term 2. We were thrilled with all the students who joined us to take some time out of their days to rest, relax and refocus. 

We understand that stress can occur all year round, not just during our campaign weeks. We have some resources that are available on our website for your to download and help you combat stress! 

Why not check out our top 10 stress busters and tips for effective revision strategies? There is also a meal planner template to help you pre-plan healthy, balanced meals during those weeks when you're busy working away and revising. But what meals will you plan to cook? Fear not, we've found some brain-boosting, healthy recipes for you to try out! All of these resources are available to download on the right.

What's On

 

Imperial College Union understands that sometimes stress is unavoidable. The Under Pressure campaign aims to give students strategies for coping during periods of heightened stress. Check out our calendar of events from Monday 4 December - Friday 8 December.

Come and find us at the JCR between 12:00 - 14:00 throughout the week (except Thursday when we will be at Charing Cross). We have events running every day during the week, so take and break and come and relax with Imperial College Union! 

 

Monday

12:00 - 14:00 Stress-busting giveaways (Junior Common Room) - Come say hi to the team, find out more about Under Pressure and claim your FREE goody bag!

Tuesday

12:00 - 14:00 Stress-busting giveaways (Junior Common Room) - Come say hi to the team, find out more about Under Pressure and claim your FREE goody bag!

12:00 - 14:00 DIY: Crafty Stress Relief (h-Bar room 008)

13:05 - 13:50 Mindfulness Meditation (Chaplaincy Multi-Faith Centre, 10 Prince's Gardens) – Mindfulness can help you stay calm, focused and better manger the pressures of life. Join the Chaplaincy for their weekly Mindfulness Meditation session

17:30 - 18:30 Postgraduate Running Club (Sir Ernst Chain Building) - Run off your worries by joining the Graduate Students' Union and their weekly running club.

20:00 - 22:00 Super Quiz (FiveSixEight, Beit Quad) - Challenge your mind at the Union's pub quiz

Wednesday

12:00 - 14:00 Stress-busting giveaways (Library) - Come say hi to the team, find out more about Under Pressure and claim your FREE goody bag!

12:30 - 14:00 Volunteer with ESoc at the Secret Garden (Secret Garden, Princes Gardens) - Take a break and get green-fingered with ESoc.

13:30 - 15:00 Drop-in Art Class (Room 153 Roderic Hill, ACE Building) - Take a break from your studies and get creative with the Blyth Gallery's resident artist. Whether you're a beginner or have been making art for years this session can be tailored to your needs. 

14:30 - 15:30 Anxiety, stress, worry? A 'Personal Resilience Skills' Taster Session (EEE 509) - Learn some simple, practical techniques for understanding and dealing with stressful situations, anxiety and worry.

18:00 - 19:00 Yoga (Electrical Engineering room 406) -  FREE yoga session for all abilities. Limited spaces and booking required.

Thursday

10:00 - 16:00 Under Pressure at Reynolds (Reynolds Bar, Charing Cross) - Join the Under Pressure team with arts & crafts, board games and collect your free stress-busting goody bag!

12:00 - 14:00 Stress-busting giveaways (Junior Common Room) - Come say hi to the team, find out more about Under Pressure and claim your FREE goody bag!

13:00 - 13:45 Margaret Fingerhut - Piano Concert (Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield) - Unwind with the soothing sounds of piano at this FREE lunchtime concert.

16:45 - 17:45 Postgraduate Mindfulness & Yoga (G03 Seminor Room, Centre for Environmental Policy) - Why not try something to relax your mind and body with the Graduate Students' Union? Open to all postgraduates, any ability welcome! Yoga mats are limited, please feel free to bring your own!

19:30 - 21:30 Pub Quiz (h-Bar) - Challenge your mind at the Union's postgraduate pub quiz

Friday

11:30 - 14:30 FREE massages and smoothies!  (Sir Alexander Flemming Building) - Under Pressure finishes the week (and term!) with free massages and smoothies! Spaces are limited so come by early to avoid disappointment. 

19:00 - 23:00 PGI Karaoke (h-Bar) - Got that Friday feeling? Get together with your friends for a sing-a-long at this end of term karaoke night. 

All week

8:00 - 23:00 Visit the Blyth Art Gallery to see the PhotoSoc Gallery (Level 5, Sherfield)

Wednesday & Friday 10:30 - 11:30 / 14:30 - 15:30 Book a music rehearsal room to chill out and get creative (Level 5, Sherfield)

Looking for help or advice?
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