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The Old Road Campus will be hosting a ‘Wellbeing Fair’ in the atrium of the BDI, from 12.00 to 13.30 on Thursday 22 February. The fair offers the opportunity to engage with reps from a variety of staff networks and explore support and volunteering opportunities on offer from local charities.  All staff and students in the Medical Sciences Division are welcome to attend.  No registration is required, just turn up and explore!

NDM will also running be running their annual Wellbeing Week from Monday 26 February to Thursday 29- series of talks and workshops to promote staff and student wellbeing. Colleagues across MSD are welcome to sign-up to these online sessions by following the registration links below.

Programme & Registration Links

Thursday 22 February




Join in-person


Wellbeing Fair 

A lunchtime fair hosted in the Atrium of the Big Data Institute.

Engage with reps from a variety of staff networks and explore support and volunteering opportunities on offer from local charities. 


Walk-in event – No sign up required.


Monday 26 February


Session and registration online



Welcomes & opening session with Prof. Jan-Emmanual de Neve

Prof. Richard Cornall opens the NDM Wellbeing Week with Bron Marguerie de Rotrou (Chair of the NDM Health & Wellbeing committee) and Frances Parkes (University Wellbeing Programme Manager).


Our keynote speak of the week is Professor Jan-Emmanuel de Neve, Director of the Wellbeing Research Centre, University of Oxford.


Menopause in the workplace

Join us for an informative event focused on menopause in the workplace. The aim of this session is to raise awareness and increase knowledge of menopause experiences. You'll also learn about the University guidance and support

Tuesday 27 February


Session and registration online



Exploring Awareness with Roddy Bray

This workshop explores the 'why and how' of self-awareness, providing insight and an experiential introduction to connection with body, mind and emotions. The workshop includes foundational concepts and practices that enable personal growth and greater wellbeing.


Sleep and Wellbeing with Steven Long

Steven Long from the Oxfordshire Recovery College speaks on the importance of sleep as the foundation of our health.


Mindfulness with Penny Aspinall

Penny Aspinall will run a workshop on how mindfulness can help us to remain present when the future is uncertain.


Wednesday 28 February  


Session and registration online



Volunteering and wellbeing with Aspire Oxfordshire

Paul Roberts, CEO of Aspire Oxfordshire to learn how volunteering can play a part in positive wellbeing. Aspire are a not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to prevent homelessness, as well as provide affordable housing and employment opportunities.


Balancing wellbeing with your career

A hosted discussion between Bron Marguerie de Rotrou and Professor Cath Green OBE, looking at the challenges and strategies for taking care of yourself, whilst taking care of business.

Thursday 29 February  


Session and registration online



Neurodiversity at the University of Oxford

Join Cressida Ryan, from Student Welfare & Support, at a workshop to learn about the resources & support available to empower neurodivergent staff at Oxford.


Unconscious Bias with Amanda Hobbins

What is Unconscious Bias? Why do we have it? How can we be more bias-aware and culturally responsible? Join Amanda Hobbins to learn more about these crucial questions and more.