Staff Wellness Days

Be Connected, Be Creative and Be Active.

Try something different to help you feel good this Spring!

We believe wellbeing is fundamental to a positive staff experience; our dedicated staff wellness days are an ideal opportunity for you to take stock of your overall wellbeing and try something new. This year we are focusing on three main strands; Be Connected, Be Creative, and Be Active. 

By making small lifestyle changes to fit in exercise, eat healthily and take time to relax, we can give more energy to these five behaviours that help us to feel good, appreciate those around us and get the most from life at home and at work.

“Wellbeing is attained by little and little, and nevertheless is no little thing itself.”

Zeno of Citium

Programme for Staff Wellness Days

Be Active

Event Date/Time Location Description Booking
Staff Sports Day TBC Centre for Sport, Headington Campus The inaugural Oxford Brookes University Sports Day has been postponed until further notice.

Booking information will be shared once the Sports Day has been rescheduled

Step and Vibe Bollywood dance class TBC Union Hall, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus This class has been postponed until further notice.

Booking information will be shared once the dance class has been rescheduled

Step and Vibe Bollywood dance class Thursday 5 August, 6.30pm Zoom Led by Sonal Vyas, join us for a fun filled Bollywood dance class! Come along and have some fun learning a basic Bollywood dance routine. No natural rhythm or dancing experience required, just enthusiasm and energy!

Step and Vibe Bollywood dance class - Zoom registration


Be Creative

Event Date/Time Location Description Booking
Crochet workshop - crochet a flower (Headington Campus) TBC Room 301, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus This session has been postponed.

Booking information will be shared once the session has been rescheduled

Crochet workshop - crochet a flower (Harcourt Hill Campus) TBC Glasgow Room, Harcourt Hill Campus This session has been postponed.

Booking information will be shared once the session has been rescheduled

Drop in craft session Wednesday 28 July, 1.00pm - 3.00pm Multifaith Chaplaincy Garden Room Drop in for craft and a chat. Bring your own project, learn a new skill, or just come for a cuppa and a chat. All welcome. For this drop in session booking is not required, but please note due to current social distancing guidelines, spaces for this session will be limited

No booking required

A comedian's guide to being creative Wednesday 28th July, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Zoom Join us for a one-off session run by Steve Cross, a public engagement and communication consultant, trainer and strategist. The session will include how to come up with ideas even when you don't feel like it, how to roadtest your ideas, and how to stop "perfect" killing good. It will include some writing exercises that will help you see the funny side of life (and add resilience), and how being silly can let you look at the future in useful ways.

A comedian's guide to being creative - Zoom registration

Garden pom poms TBC Central Courtyard, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus This session has been postponed.

Booking information will be shared once the session has been rescheduled

Garden pom poms Thursday 5 August, 1.00 - 2.30pm Central Courtyard, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus Come and join us for a fun, relaxing session on tissue paper pom pom making! They are great, inexpensive decorations for any celebration. No skill or experience required!

Garden pom poms - booking form


Be Connected

Event Date/Time Location Description Booking
How to network without feeling like your soul is shrivelling up Thursday 5 August 10.00am - 12 noon Zoom Join us for a one off session run by Steve Cross. a public engagement and communication consultant, trainer and strategist. This will be a light-hearted quick-stop session about how to build your network. It's not about shaking hands and being weird, it's about finding ways to make friends who can help you in your own way. The session will include lots self-reflection and group work, including getting advice from your peers who are on a similar track to you.

How to network without feeling like your soul is shrivelling up - Zoom registration

Working with feelings Wednesday 28 July, 10.00am - 11.30am Zoom Our feelings provide us with important information and can increase our awareness of ourselves and others. Moreover, the healthy expression of feelings can help people feel stronger and more resilient in the long-term as well as contribute to better communication and understanding between people.

Working with feelings - Zoom registration

How can coaching help me? Thursday 5 August 1.30pm - 2.30pm Zoom Are you interested in coaching? Have you been thinking you might benefit from coaching? Join us at this webinar to find out what coaching is and how it can help you. Coaches from the Brookes Coaching Pool will share their own stories about coaching and why they believe it is such a helpful intervention for so many people. You will also have an opportunity to experience a mini coaching session.

How can coaching help me? - Zoom registration