Residential Wellness Week
What is Residential Wellness Week?
UNE Residential Wellness Week is designed so that during the UNE Trimesters you're not just focusing on study, but also focusing on you!
We want to make sure that you are aware of all the resources that UNE has to offer. This will help you stay switched on and healthy year-round.
When is it?
Wellness Week in 2018 will be from 18 – 23 February and is the first week in the UNE 2018 Orientation program. This week is designed to ease the transition into university life for 1st year residential college students, many of whom are leaving home for the first time and may be travelling from other regional, interstate or even overseas destinations. We have designed a fun and informative program (information in the mornings and then activities in the afternoons) which will help connect you to all the support services available at UNE and in Armidale for this new chapter of your life.
What else to expect?
Wellness Week focuses on 3 key pillars which we believe are important to help keep our colleges a great place to live and study. These pillars are: Safe and respectful relationships; mental health and wellbeing; and the responsible consumption of alcohol.
We will have some great speakers in the morning program. The morning sessions will help establish your knowledge of the staff and many services here to support your time at UNE. The afternoon activities will be relaxed and friendly and will ensure you are making new friends and getting to know your new home (& great student leadership teams located in each of the colleges).
Rest assured, we want you to find your feet at University as soon as possible: we understand it is a big change. We will help you get to know a little bit more about Armidale and how to get around, even if you don’t have a car!!
There will be activities organised for the evenings as well in your respective Colleges so you can get to know those who you will be living with.
We strongly advise that First Years attended Wellness Week! It'll be a fun and exciting week for everyone, you will regret not coming.
- Guest Speaker: Thomas Pembroke
- Healthy Relationships
- Speed Friending - getting to know those you will be studying with
- Positive Mental Health - Matthew Johnstone: Drawn From Experience
- Blackdog Institute: Craig
- Alcohol & other Drugs - AlcoCups
- Academic Skills
- Sport UNE Open Day
- Much more...
UNE Orientation program runs from 26 February - 4 March 2018