Groups and seminars

Do you feel stressed by expectations, deadlines, and a high workload? Do you have a tendency to procrastinate? Are you interested in relaxing in the present rather than feeling anxious about the past or future? Are you critical of yourself or have irrational thoughts that influence your emotions? Are you new in Sweden and struggling with the climate and darkness? Are you feeling lonely? We provide tools to improve your situation and find a better balance in life, as well as opportunities to meet new people.

As a student at Uppsala University, SLU (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) in Uppsala, Johannelund School of Theology and Uppsala Community College (folkhögskola), you have access to our groups and seminars.

All of our groups and seminars are free of charge and developed based on the kind of help students most often request when they contact us. They are held in English and open to both Swedish and international students.

All meetings will be online via Zoom unless otherwise notified.

A course can be cancelled if there are too few registered.

Courses in Swedish on our Swedish web page.

Calendar events: Groups and seminars, by month, autumn 2021


September

15
Group start: Walking group
Time: 12:15–13:00

28
Theme Seminars & Group Discussions: Stress and Sustainable Student Life
Time: 15:15–16:45

October

5
Theme Seminars & Group Discussions: Relaxation and Mindfulness
Time: 15:15–16:45

11
Group start: Do it now!
Time: 15:00–16:45

11
Workshop: Speaking with confidence
Time: 16:15–18:00

12
Theme Seminars & Group Discussions: Manage Thoughts and Feelings
Time: 15:15–16:45

14
Mindfulness by the sea
Time: 12:10 – approx. 12:40

14
Stress and Sustainable Student Life
Time: 12:15–12:45

19
Theme Seminars & Group Discussions: Perfectionism and Self-Compassion
Time: 15:15–16:45

November

9
Course start: Dare to Speak
Time: 14:15–16:45

18
Seminar: Winter Blues
Time: 17:00–18:30


December

2
Seminar: Stress and Sustainable Student Life
Time: 15:00–16:00

Events

Group start: Walking group

Date: Start Wednesday, 15 September at 12:15–13:00
Note! The walk is canceled on Wednesday 29 September.
Occasions: Ongoing throughout the term
Location: outside of Övre Slottsgatan 7
Registration: receptionen@sh.uu.se

Do you want to get outside for some daylight, move your body, and meet other students? Student Health Service invites you to a walking group every Wednesday at 12:15. We meet outside the Student Health Service at Övre Slottsgatan 7. To participate, you must be free from symptoms linked to COVID-19. Register by 9:00 am the same day you want to participate via receptionen@sh.uu.se. If there are more than 8 people, we will divide into groups. Swedish and international students are welcome!

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Theme Seminars & Group Discussions

Life as a student can be challenging in many ways. Join our themed seminars to receive information, worksheets/exercises, along with book and app tips on these specific topics. Take this opportunity to get some answers, tips, to discuss and meet others with similar concerns.

You are welcome to sign up for whichever seminar is of interest, including all of them.

4 Occasions, Tuesdays 28 September – 19 October:

Stress and Sustainable Student Life

Date: Tuesday, 28 September at 15:15–16:45
Location: Zoom
Registration

Do you feel stressed by expectations, deadlines, and a high workload? Do you need tips for how to reduce or handle symptoms of stress? Join us to learn more about how stress affects us, how to prevent and manage it so as to create a sustainable and enjoyable student life!

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Relaxation and Mindfulness

Date: Tuesday, 5 October at 15:15-16:45
Location: Zoom
Registration

Do you want some tools for relaxation and for living “in the now”? Mindfulness and relaxation can help you to reduce stress and increase mental health, increase focus, and improve your memory. Join us to learn about it and experience some relaxation and mindfulness practices.

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Workshop: Speaking with confidence

Date: Monday 11 October at 16:15-18:00
Location: Humanistiska teatern, 22-0008, Engelska parken, Uppsala.
Registration: no later than 8 October to uppsala@sprakverkstaden.uu.se or sarah.schwarz@nordiska.uu.se.

For our international students that feel nervous when they have to speak in class. You will have the opportunity to practice speaking English in a supportive, risk-free environment. Organizer: Språkverkstaden

Manage Thoughts and Feelings

Date: Tuesday, 12 October at 15:15–16:45
Location: Zoom
Registration

Thoughts and feelings are a large part of our human experience. Sometimes they can be overwhelming. Join us to learn some strategies to manage thoughts and feelings in a more functional way.

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Perfectionism and Self-Compassion

Date: Tuesday, 19 October at 15:15–16:45
Location: Zoom
Registration

Do you have unrealistic expectations of yourself? Are you often overly self-critical? Does this sometimes hold you back? Join us to learn more about the value in being kind to yourself and coincidentally increase motivation and performance.

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Group start: Do it now!

Date: Starts Monday, 11 October at 15:00–16:45
Occasions: Ongoing throughout the term
Location: On location at Övre Slottsgatan 7, Uppsala (top floor)
Registration: internationalsh-ufv@uu.se

Do you have trouble organising your studies, a hard time getting started, or a tendency to put off tasks? If so, then this “Do it now!” group is for you. The purpose of the group is, with support of one another, to get going with your studies and create new and improved study habits. The group meets weekly, Mondays at 15:15-16:45. If you are interested in participating, please e-mail us and we will contact you with more information. Note! The group has a continuous intake, which means that you may be placed in line and start when there is a vacancy.

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Mindfulness by the sea

Join a guided mindfulness by the sea at Visby seaside walk.

Date: Thursday 14 October at 12.10 – approx.12.40.
Location: Campus Gotland, meeting place outside house D, the Betty Petterson building. Bring something to sit on and warm clothes. The event can be cancelled in case of rain.
Registration: studenthalsan-cg@uu.se

Stress and Sustainable Student Life

Date: Thursday 14 October at 12.15–12.45
Location: Zoom

Do you feel stressed by expectations, deadlines, and a high workload? Do you need tips for how to reduce or handle symptoms of stress? Join us to learn more about how stress affects us, how to prevent and manage it so as to create a sustainable and enjoyable student life!

Course start: Dare to Speak

Date: starts Tuesday, 9 November at 14:15–16:45
Occations: 5 (Tuesdays between 9 November – 7 December)
Location: Övre Slottsgatan 7, Uppsala (top floor).
Registration: In person at the reception of the Student Health Service, Övre Slottsgatan 7, Uppsala (top floor) by 5 November.

Many students find public speaking difficult and can get quite anxious. Giving speeches, presenting group work, or just being active at seminars can be so difficult that you get physical symptoms and it can be hard to maintain your studies. The course Dare to Speak is to help you deal with this problem. You will get knowledge about what happens in the body and mind when pressure to perform strikes, along with strategies to cope with this. Exposure by practicing presentations with a group of students with similar difficulties will help you to gain confidence and increase your comfort and capabilities. Join us to face your fears and dare to speak!

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Seminar: Winter Blues

Date: Thursday, 18 November at 17:00–18:30
Location: "Plantskolan" seminar room (floor K1) in the Segerstedt Building.
Registration

Are you new to the Swedish culture and climate? Is the darkness and/or cold making you a little blue? Join us to learn how to survive the dark winter and meet new people!

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Seminar: Stress and Sustainable Student Life

Date: Thursday, 2 December at 15:00–16:00
Location: Zoom
Registration

Do you feel stressed by expectations, deadlines, and a high workload? Do you need tips for how to reduce or handle symptoms of stress? Join us to learn more about how stress affects us, how to prevent and manage it so as to create a sustainable and enjoyable student life!




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