Wellbeing workshops

A range of workshops are available to help you improve your health and wellbeing while studying at university.

Student Wellbeing runs a series of group workshops available throughout the year—from one-off workshops to weekly classes and workshop series.

Workshops are led by experienced facilitators experts who understand student life. Wellbeing workshops will help you develop skills and strategies for overall wellbeing that support you to study well.

Online (Zoom) workshops

Study tech habits

Study tech habits is one 60-minute workshop. It counts towards the Wellbeing Plus Programme. Learn study tech habits to optimise your time and increase your focus. Become indistractable!

  • Learn about tech to block distractions and increase focus.
  • Identify and practise techniques to alleviate stress associated with social media.
  • Tailor your online experience to meet your needs.
  • Learn about the business goals of technology platforms and why it's hard to stop scrolling.

Facilitated by Alex Beattie, Zoom online.

DateTimeSignup link
Thursday 4 June2 pmRegister
Tuesday 9 June11 amRegister
Wednesday 17 June2 pmRegister
Wednesday 24 June11 amRegister
Wednesday 1 July2 pmRegister
Wednesday 8 July11 amRegister

Quick and easy eating

Quick and easy eating helps students with their study by boosting wellness through nutrition, food preparation, and mindful eating.

This workshop has two 90-minute sessions. Facilitated by Rosa Bach.

DateTimeSignup link
Monday 15 June6.30 pmRegister

Balanced and mindful eating

Learn about mindful eating, factors that influence food choices, and the value of focusing on wellness over body image. One 90-minute session

Facilitated by Rosa Bach, Zoom online.

DateTimeSignup link
Wednesday 10 June12 pmRegister
Monday 22 June6.30 pmRegister

On-campus workshops (part of Campus connections)


In this class you'll practice simple meditations that can make a difference to your wellbeing and enjoyment of life. Meditation supports your study by helping you focus, concentrate, and be present with tasks you are engaged in. It also gives you tools to manage stress and tap into your own resilience, strength, compassion and confidence.

A weekly drop in class facilitated by George Packard, from noon to 12.45 pm on Wednesday. No booking needed—just turn up! Classes run on the following dates at the Recreation Centre, Dance Room RC301:

  • 3,10, 17 June
  • 8, 15, 22, 29 July
  • 5, 12 August
  • 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 September
  • 7, 14, 21, 28 October
  • 4 November

Register via the University Recreation Group Exercise page.

If you have any questions about the workshops, email student-wellbeing@vuw.ac.nz.