Need a break from the books? DUSA Wellness Week will help you recharge ahead of exams
How’s the study going? We know you’re all busy preparing for exams and final assignments right now, but among all your commitments, it’s vital that you take frequent breaks to recharge and prioritise your overall wellbeing.
That’s why during DUSA Wellness Week (Monday 28 September to Friday 2 October), we’re running a series of online events to help you de-stress, take a breather and re-focus in the lead-up to the final assessment period.
Check out the full Wellness Week program for details of fun activities you can join next week from the comfort of home. Registrations are essential for all events so secure your spot now and we’ll see you there!
Drop by for a chat
See what your DUSA mates are up to in lockdown during this lively social chat. Gather some mates virtually – or make some new ones – and bring along a cuppa as we take this chance to unwind amid the final assessment period. A good chat and a good laugh solves many study woes!
‘Spill the tea’ social chat
Monday 28 September, 11am–12pm
Create your own COVID face masks
Learn how to make your own stylish COVID masks for yourself and your loved ones! You’ll get to chat with other students as we show you how to craft your own reusable masks. All you need to do is bring along your mask-making materials (here’s the material list), plus the instructions.
COVID mask-making social session
Monday 28 September, 2–4pm
Be a good sport!
Want to know who is the best sporting team at Deakin? We’ve surveyed 100 people to find out! Join our hostess-with-the-mostest, Sheridan Nicol, and the Deakin Dragons sport teams, as they battle it out Family Feud-style in search of the answer!
Family Feud – Deakin Sport edition
Monday 28 September–Friday 2 October
This is pre-recorded event and will be made available soon.
Have a yarn about your passion project
Have you been working on a crafty project in lockdown? Show your fellow DUSA friends how creative you can really be in our much-anticipated Crafternoon session. Whether you spend your hours knitting toys, sewing clothes, folding origami, wood carving, handmaking jewellery or creating just about anything, we’re keen to see your handiwork!
Tuesday 29 September, 2.30–4pm
Our pet meet-and-greet will be awww-some!
This one’s back by popular demand! Indulge in some animal therapy in our casual pet meet-and-greet session. You’re welcome to either attend this session solo to meet your peers’ pets, or alternatively introduce us to your own fur-baby! We may hold a Q&A session, play a game or even showcase the special talents of our guests of honour – either way, it’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
Wednesday 30 September, 2–3pm
Are you just wild about Harry?
If you’re one of millions who have been spellbound by this global literary and film sensation, conjure your inner quiz champ and attend the DUSA Harry Potter trivia night! Whether you’re Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin, all are welcome to join this magical evening.
Harry Potter trivia
Wednesday 30 September, 5–6pm
Escape to a tropical paradise
Travel across the seas to visit the large lagoon which surrounds the mountainous Bora Bora island. During this virtual trip, you’ll see Bora Bora’s famous crystal-clear turquoise waters, beautiful marine life and traditional Tahitian dancing. On arrival, we’ll make traditional lei drinks and lounge on pristine white sands. As we relax, we’ll take some time to reflect and appreciate the beauty of this stunning part of the world.
Bora Bora virtual trip
Thursday 1 October, 11am–12pm
Colour yourself happy
Red and yellow and pink and green, purple and orange and blue! Learn how to relax the stress centre of your brain by adopting a mindful manner during this colouring-in activity and casual chat with your DUSA pals.
Mindful colouring and social chat
Thursday 1 October, 2–3pm
See you next week!
Visit the DUSA site for Wellness Week event details and remember to keep an eye on DUSA’s Facebook and Instagram channels throughout the week for more fun and study inspiration.