RUSU Says RELAX

RUSU Says RELAX is our annual campaign to encourage students to take a break from revision during the examination period.

We give students tips on how to relax effectively so that they feel refreshed and are able to better deal with academic pressure.

So check out all the fun and relaxing events we have planned for RUSU Says RELAX 2016 and tune into your inner well-being!

Take the RUSU Says Relax Survey

Download the RUSU Says Relax 2016 Revision Planner

What's on

Event

Location

Date & Time

Create and Make

Take a break from revision and get hands-on in this volunteering session. For more information, email h.trott@reading.ac.uk.

Student Activities Centre

20th April,

3pm-5pm

RUSnooze

Just pulled an all-nighter in the library? Or maybe you just need a quick power nap between revision sessions? Either way, take advantage of RUSnooze – a free napping space available throughout the exam period.

Thet Win Aung Boardroom (upstairs in RUSU)

 

21st April,

12pm-2pm

Smoothie Bike Breakfast

Why not get your daily dose of exercise as well as a delicious smoothie by having a go on our smoothie bike? Pick your fruit and get peddling to give your morning a healthy kick!

 

Outside RUSU entrance

Every Thursday,

10am-11am,

28th April to 19th May

Reptile Zoo

That’s right – back by popular demand is the Reptile Zoo. Combat those exam blues by getting hands on with some weird and wonderful creatures. When else can you get a selfie with a turtle?

To ensure animal welfare, be advised that entry to 3sixty will happen in 20 minute intervals: 2-2:20, 2:20-2:40, 2:40-3, 3-3:20, 3:20-3:40, 3:40-4. Arrive in time for each session to avoid disappointment!

3sixty

25th April,

2pm-4pm

Playstreet Volunteering

Take a break from revision and get hands-on in this volunteering session. For more information, email h.trott@reading.ac.uk.

Student Activities Centre

25th April,

from 2:30pm

Comedy Night

Nothing relieves stress better than comedy! Find out who’s performing and buy your tickets here.

Mojo’s

26th April,

7.30pm-11pm

Aggression Session: RUSU Says RELAX

Let out your frustrations by getting involved in this free taster session with Reading University Lacrosse.

SportsPark pitches

28th April,

12pm-2pm

Wine and Cheese Night

Do you know your cheddar from your chianti? Sample some wine and cheese at this special RUSU Says Relax event.

Mojo’s

29th April,

8pm-1am

Breakfast Barrel

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so catch your Full-Time Officers for a healthy head start on the way to your morning exams.

Palmer Quad

Every Tuesday morning in May,

From 9am

Aggression Session: American Football

If Lacrosse wasn’t enough for you, why not work out your stress with a free taster session with Reading University’s American Football team?

SportsPark pitches

3rd May,

12pm-2pm

Mobile Farm

The ever-popular Mobile Farm returns again this year to help you shake off that exam stress. Spend the afternoon hanging out with chicken, rabbits, goats, and even a pony.

Palmer Quad

5th May

12pm-3pm

 

Talk for Ages Volunteering

Take a break from revision and get hands-on in this volunteering session. For more information, email h.trott@reading.ac.uk.

Student Activities Centre

6th May,

From 10:45am

Jazz and Cocktail Night

Unwind and pretend you’re in The Great Gatsby with a night of delicious cocktails and relaxing jazz music.

Mojo’s

6th May

7.30pm-11pm

Yogalates

Nope, it’s not a new kind of coffee – it’s yoga mixed with pilates, and it’s a great way to stay healthy and de-stress. Bring along your comfy clothes and join this free taster session. 

Wessex Hall

Tuesdays

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Comedy Night

Nothing relieves stress better than comedy! Find out who’s performing and buy your tickets here.

Mojo’s

10th May,

7.30pm-11pm

Hydration Stations

It’s proven that the best way to boost your concentration during exams is by drinking water. We’ll be handing out free bottles of water to keep you hydrated and refreshed. Don’t forget to swing by RUSU and grab yours.

Outside RUSU entrance

11th & 12th May,

12pm-2pm

Comedy Night

Nothing relieves stress better than comedy! Find out who’s performing and buy your tickets here.

Mojo’s

24th May,

7.30pm-11pm

RUSnooze

Just pulled an all-nighter in the library? Or maybe you just need a quick power nap between revision sessions? Either way, take advantage of RUSnooze – a free napping space available throughout the exam period.

Thet Win Aung Boardroom (upstairs in RUSU)

12th, 17th & 24th May,

12pm-2pm

 

Big Fat Quiz of the RUSU Year

What better way to celebrate the end of the academic year than with RUSU’s first ever Big Fat Quiz of the Year? Check your RUSU knowledge and compete to win prizes!

3sixty

2nd June,

8pm-12am

RUSnooze

Just pulled an all-nighter in the library? Or maybe you just need a quick power nap between revision sessions? Either way, take advantage of RUSnooze – a free napping space available throughout the exam period.

Thet Win Aung Boardroom (upstairs in RUSU)

1st June,

12pm-2pm

Events will take place from mid-April until June so keep checking for updates of dates and times or e-mail welfareofficer@rusu.co.uk for more information.

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