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Rear shot of four Wellbeing Ambassadors walking at Gardiners Creek

16 November 2022

Love coffee and a chat? Our T3 Walk’n’Talk sessions are for you!

Are you living on Res in Trimester 3 or coming to campus for classes? While it can be a quieter time of year, we have the perfect way for you to meet other students and explore our beautiful natural settings as the weather starts to warm up.

Our Walk’n’Talk sessions, held at both Burwood and Waurn Ponds, are casual get-togethers hosted by our trained student Wellbeing Ambassadors. You’ll meet up on campus and take a 30- to 40-minute stroll through some scenic spots while you chat about – well, whatever takes your fancy!

You might compare notes on your studies, discuss your plans for the week ahead, or meet someone who loves the same music, books or films as you do.

Our Wellbeing Ambassadors are also great sounding boards if you need some advice about how to cope with uni. Perhaps you’re feeling lonely or overwhelmed and would like to talk with someone who understands that being a student isn’t always easy.

Even better, you’ll be moving your body as well as clearing your mind. We all know about the physical and mental benefits of regular exercise, and this is a simple way to include some movement in your day while you’re on campus.

The walks are fully accessible, so we encourage anyone who’s free at these times to join in! We’ll finish before the hour to give you plenty of time to get to your next class or head back to Res.

You mentioned coffee?

We did! Each week, we’ll hand out FREE beverage vouchers to use for a coffee or drink on campus. So, you can grab a takeaway coffee for the walk or arrange to meet one of your new friends for a hot drink another time. Yay!

When and where do we meet?

Starting in Week 4 (28 November to 2 December) as part of Mind Matters 2022, the sessions will run for three weeks, with the final walk in Week 6 (12–16 December).

Burwood: Gardiners Creek Walk
When: Tuesday 29 November, and 6 & 13 December: from 11–11.45am
Where: meet at Fusion Cafe (Building LB, Elgar Rd)
Register now.

Waurn Ponds: Lakes Walk
When: Thursday 1, 8 & 15 December: from 9–9.45am
Where: meet at Security Office, Student Central (Building JB)
Register now.

Need some help to find the right spot? Just use our campus maps – when you arrive, look out for the Wellbeing Ambassadors in the teal shirts!

What if it’s raining?

All is not lost – we’ll instead head to the nearest cafe to grab that coffee on the spot!

Do I have to attend every week?

No! We know you’re busy and sometimes study or other commitments come first. But we encourage you to come each week if possible – it’s a great way to establish new friendships and get into a regular exercise routine.  

I’m keen! What should I do now?

Just register for some or all of the walks at Burwood or Waurn Ponds – you’ll receive a reminder email for each walk before the day. Happy walking and talking!

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