If you need a break from your studies or you're having a difficult day, our beautiful campus grounds offer the perfect escape.
Life may not be quite as any of us imagined it this year, and for students, looking after yourself is more important than ever. That's why we're encouraging you to take advantage of our outdoor spaces and #ExploreBathSpa.
Getting outdoors and being mindful of your surroundings is one of the best things you can do for your wellbeing. It can help with stress, reduce anxiety and give your mind an invaluable reboot before getting back to your studies.
Our beautiful campuses are full of hidden gems just waiting to be uncovered – including the diverse nature and wildlife around our grounds, and the fascinating history behind our buildings. All of this can inspire and motivate you, or simply give you the chance to slow down and enjoy a moment of peace and quiet.
Over the next few months we'll be sharing tips to help you get out and make new discoveries - keep an eye on our social channels (you can find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn) where we'll be setting some creative challenges. We can't wait to see your photos, artwork or writings that show off the things you encounter!
To get you started, here are a few things you can try at Newton Park:
- take a walk around the lake - look out for ducks, swans, herons and if you're lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of a kingfisher!
- stroll through the woods - take a moment to listen to the creaking trees, birdsong or the babbling of the stream.
- investigate our buildings - stop and take notice of the castle, gatehouse and walled gardens – all things you might normally rush past!
Don't forget to stay safe and follow the latest guidelines when you are moving around campus - you can find all the latest info on our COVID-19 advice pages.
If you need more advice or support during these challenging times, please contact our Student Wellbeing team.
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