Revitalise with RUSU

Hello again, national lockdown.

As we enter lockdown 2.0, it's important to remember that we've been through one once before and as a nation we can do it again. Taking care of our mental health and keeping busy is absolutely paramount during this time, so RUSU has put together a calendar of revitalising ideas to help keep you occupied and take your mind off things.

If you decide to get involved with Revitalise with RUSU, or have more suggestions for activities, please do tag us in your social media posts or email us at with photos.

Stay safe and stay positive

Revitalise with RUSU Timeline

Thursday, 5th November 2020 Day 1
  • Start a one line a day journal
  • If writing is not for you, start a one photo per day journal
Friday, 6th November 2020 Day 2
  • #1 Friday Night Playlist: Party. The first of a series of playlists to see you through lockdown 2.0.
  • Make a study plan: Leave enough time for your assignments. If you feel that you are struggling, don’t be afraid to reach out for some support.
Saturday, 7th November 2020 Day 3 Suggestion Saturdays: TV series
  • Netflix: The Haunting of Hill House | Selling Sunset | When They See Us
  • Prime: Fleabag | Catastrophe | Undone
  • BBC iPlayer: Life | Top Gear | Hot Property
  • ITV Hub: Gemma Collins Diva Forever and Ever | Don’t Rock the Boat | The Sister
  • All 4: The Great British Bake Off | Educating Greater Manchester | Goggle box
Sunday, 8th November 2020 Day 4
  • Talk to a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while
Monday, 9th November 2020 Day 5
  • Meal inspro Monday With the temperature dropping why not try this winter warmer of a soup. Perfect for a hot lunch time meal. For vegetarian or vegan diets, swap out the chicken stock for vegetable stock.
    View the recipe
  • Monday Morning Mindfulness: Take time to go for a walk.
Tuesday, 10th November 2020 Day 6
Wednesday, 11th November 2020 Day 7
  • Make a list of things that make you happy and plan when you are going to do them
Thursday, 12th November 2020 Day 8
  • Listen to a new genre of music
Friday, 13th November 2020 Day 9
Saturday, 14th November 2020 Day 10
  • Suggestion Saturdays: Films: Prime 1917 Netflix Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse NowTV/Sky: The Lighthouse Disney+: Onward
Sunday, 15th November 2020 Day 11
  • Retail therapy: treat yourself or a friend
  • Look at apps that might be able to help you save some money – apps like pouch and honey might be able to help you save on any lockdown online shopping.
Monday, 16th November 2020 Day 12
  • Meal inspo Monday Recipe Suggestion This weeks recipe suggestion is to pimp up your week night staple cheese and tomato pasta to a Chorizo and Mozzarella Gnocchi Bake. It's easy to make a veggie version of this by subbing out the chorizo for spinach or red pepper.
  • Monday Morning Mindfulness: Take time to meditate for 15mins. If you have never done this before check out videos youtube
Tuesday, 17th November 2020 Day 13
  • Treat Tuesday - TOTUM, Unidays, Student Beans
Wednesday, 18th November 2020 Day 14
  • Take some time away from your screen and relax your mind
Thursday, 19th November 2020 Day 15
  • Get a video chat going with your close friends
Friday, 20th November 2020 Day 16
Saturday, 21st November 2020 Day 17
  • Suggestion Saturdays: books
    The Midnight Library - Matt Haig
    Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
    The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah
    Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
Sunday, 22nd November 2020 Day 18
  • Go for a mid morning walk and wrap up warm
Mondayday, 23rd November 2020 Day 19
  • Meal inspo Monday: Recipe Suggestions If you're a fan of Asian cuisine why not try sticky sesame cauliflower
  • Monday Morning Mindfulness: Take time out of your days to do some exercise. A good form of mindful exersice is yoga
Tuesday, 24th November 2020 Day 20
Wednesday, 25th November 2020 Day 21
  • Practise another language
Thursday, 26th November 2020 Day 22
  • Tutorial Thursdays: Cocktails. Get ready for christmas learn how to make your own
Friday, 27th November 2020 Day 23
  • #4 Friday Night Playlist: Christmas. IT'S TIME.
Saturday, 28th November 2020 Day 24
  • Suggestion Saturdays: Podcast: More than a grad, Happy Place, Table Manners, Ctrl Alt Delete, Critical Roll
Sunday, 29th November 2020 Day 25
  • Have a lazy morning and enjoy a coffee in bed with a good book
Monday, 30th November 2020 Day 26
  • Meal inspro Monday: Recipe Suggestions Fancy an alternative to penne pasta? But similar to a rissoto? Orzo is a great alternative and can be super versatile
  • Monday Morning Mindfulness: Clear your head and tap into the inner Bob Ross in you by enjoying drawing, painting or colouring in.
Tuesday, 1st December 2020 Day 27
  • Christmas crafting: RUDDIYS - Make your own cards
Wednesday, 2nd December 2020 Day 28
  • Read your journal back to see how much you have acheived