Research Student Wellbeing Days: 20 & 21 October

On 20th and 21st October 2016, postgraduate research students can enjoy a host of free activities, offering you a chance to relax, have fun and meet other doctoral students from around the university. Free food and drink will also be provided.

Thursday 20th October
Tutu’s Macadam Building, Strand Campus

10:00 – 11:00      Yoga
15:00 – 17:00      A range of Recreational Activities & Wellbeing Stalls/Workshops
17:00 – 19:00      Mixer with Free Food & Drink (served in The Terrace)

Numbers are limited so please make sure you sign-up via Eventbrite:

Friday 21st October
Henriette Raphael Function Room, Guy’s Campus

12:00 – 13:00      Yoga (in the KCLSU Activity Room 1 West Wing)
16:00 – 19:00      A range of Recreational Activities & Wellbeing Stalls/Workshops

Free Food and Drinks available throughout the afternoon

Numbers are limited so make sure you sign-up via Eventbrite:

These events are offered specifically for postgraduate research students and have been organised by the Graduate School, together with King’s Sport and the Wellbeing Team, as part of the wider King’s Wellbeing Week.

We believe that there are tangible benefits for all of us to adopt life choices that make us fitter, healthier, happier and better equipped to undertake our research successfully.

We look forward to seeing you there.

The Graduate School
King’s College London

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Take Time Out ‘Winter Wellbeing’ campaign

Take Time Out Winter WellbeingDuring the week commencing Monday 16th November (Monday to Friday), King’s College London will be launching it’s Take Time Out ‘Winter Wellbeing’ campaign.

As the name suggests the whole campaign is around ensuring your Winter Wellbeing, with the key messages being:

  • Reducing your risk to colds/flu
  • Staying Active
  • Eating your 5 a day
  • Overcoming Winter Blues
  • Promoting our Student Support Services available

Promotion of these messages will take place at Take Time Out locations on campus, with hub spaces featuring:

  • Give-aways including free hand gel, tissues and lip balms, designed to encourage good habits and hygiene, and keep colds and flu at bay whilst studying/researching.
  • Themed wellbeing areas that include smoothie-bikes and SAD lamps at the Guy’s and Strand campuses, reinforcing healthy eating and activity during winter months.
  • Free ‘in chair’ massage stands during the final two days of the campaign.
  • Information points with bite size printed health & wellbeing flyers and support service signposting.
  • A selection of tickets to Sommerset House ice skating sessions.
  • BeActive promotion with activities such as table tennis, Wii fit, and free trial membership passes, designed to promote activity and regular recreational social sport.
  • Redeemable coupons for free vegetable soup from King’s Food

The campaign will run concurrently at the Strand, Guy’s, Waterloo and Denmark Hill Campuses so please keep your eye out for it! While the campaign is predominantly student focussed we are more than happy for staff to come and say hello and to ensure they look after their wellbeing too!

Timetable & Travel for Take Time Out Event

We’ve checked the weather and so far (fingers crossed) the forecast is looking good for Thursday’s Take Time Out Event. Over 220 research students, supervisors, postdoctoral fellows and King’s staff have already signed up via the Eventbrite page, so make sure you don’t miss out!

King’s Sport and the Graduate School have organised a summer fête-style afternoon with stalls, a BBQ, fun activities, wellness sessions and team sports. Check out the timetable below for details of what will be happening throughout the day:

Come rain or shine the event will be going ahead and there will be plenty to do inside if it does start raining during the course of the afternoon.

How to get there
Honor Oak Park Sportsground is just a short walk from Honor Oak Park Station. The station is served by trains from London Bridge and is also on the London Overground network. Plan your journey to Honor Oak Park station.


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Turn left out of the station and walk down Honor Oak Park Road. Continue over the cross roads with Stondon Park Road a short distance until you reach Brockley Rise. Turn left onto Brockley Rise and walk downhill 200m. The sports ground is located on the right-hand side past the primary school.


We look forward to seeing you all there from 2pm!

PGR Take Time Out

taketimeoutsquareOn 23rd July 2015, the Graduate School, together with King’s Sport, invites you to ‘Take Time Out’ at Honor Oak Park Sports Ground to promote the importance of health & wellbeing among the PGR community.

The event is open to all research students, their supervisors, and postdoctoral staff. Whether staff or student, there are tangible benefits for all of us to adopt life choices that make us fitter, healthier, happier and better equipped to undertake our research and studies successfully.

The afternoon will be an opportunity for students, supervisors and their colleagues to Take Time Out from their research and sample some of the informal sports and activities run by the King’s BeActive programme.

  • Get moving with sports like five-a-side football, touch rugby, table tennis and volleyball
  • Relax with a yoga class or physio/massage sessions
  • Have fun and challenge your friends (or supervisor) to a round of mini golf, the coconut shy, sports day races, and even a gladiator duel!

A BBQ will be serving up food during the afternoon and the bar in the club house will be open for drinks.

It’s going to be a fun, social afternoon where you can try out different sports or just hang out in the sunshine (fingers crossed!) and meet other doctoral students and staff from around the university.

You can register for the event now via the Eventbrite page. This isn’t compulsory, but will give us an indication of how many people to cater for.

We look forward to seeing you there!