Shamima Akter
Vice President Welfare

The Study Well campaign

Welcome to Study Well, a campaign that is designed to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing during this stressful exam season. Amidst this global pandemic, our normal life may seem as though it has paused, yet still, assessments are still taking place, albeit in different formats. We understand how stressful and difficult this period must be for students. Therefore, we have taken the decision to carry out Study Well virtually!

Every year we receive some funding to carry out different activities for the Study Well campaign. This year, with the limitations placed on us and no events on the campuses, there will be an underspend. However, we still want students to be able to benefit, which is the very reason the remainder of the funding will be going into the University’s hardship fund to support eligible students this year.

A massive effort has been put in to provide a creative, online solution and ensuring you have as much support as possible, whether that is through activities on our social media platforms or online yoga sessions. There are lots of opportunities for you to get engaged, study well and take a break with us!

Most importantly, we want to emphasise your wellbeing and how important it is to look after yourself and your peers during such difficult times. So, stay safe and stay connected!

We wish you all the best!

Study Well Guide 2020

Events / Things to do

We’ll be running fun and free relaxing sessions throughout the exam period. As well as our events we’ve put together some activities & social media competitions for you to get involved in throughout Study Well.

To view the full list of our events, please click on the link below.

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Studywell Spotify Playlists

Your Vice President Welfare Shamima has curated some playlists of some of her favourite study tunes, and some all time classics. Head to Spotify and study alongside our Study Well playlists.

Shamima's Study Well playlist
Peaceful meditation
Sound of nature
Music for concentration
White noise
Mozart study

Mindfulness & Be Kind to Your Mind

During this uncertain period of Covid-19, self-isolation and lockdown it’s more important than ever to take steps to boost your mindfulness. Mindfulness can positively change the way you feel about challenges, such as assessments. We’ve added helpful tips, podcasts of free mindfulness classes and things you can get involved in. Click the links below to read Part 1 and 2 of our Covid-19 Be Kind to Your Mind campaign, and read our Be Kind to Your Mind booklet.

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Useful Resources

Studying & support during the Covid-19 outbreak

University Assessment changes due to Covid-19
University Coronavirus Website
Queen Mary Community Support scheme
Advice & Counselling support
Student Minds Support
Advice & Counselling blog
Library Services during Covid-19
Academic Skills Resources
Time Management quiz

Course Rep Podcasts:
Hear some of our course reps talking about their experiences of studying remotely during Covid-19 and the different strategies and attitudes that have helped them with useful study tips and strategies from three perspectives:
The effective student: Leo Huang
The positive student: Zoe Malik
The confident student: Corina Deacu