De-Stresstival

Taking time out to relax, doing the things you enjoy and giving your brain a chance to rest is absolutely vital during the exam season. So in the midst of all that revision, dissertation writing and exam-sitting, we’ve put on a buffet of fun, relaxing and delicious events to give you an excuse to take a break and forget about all that hard work – even if it’s just for an hour or two. Come along to our De-Stresstival events – all throughout your exam season.

Remember, if you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed at times, we’re here to help. Guild Advice & Student Mentors have put together some really handy exam stress tips and information on Extenuating Circumstances. Feel free to drop in for a chat, too!

Take the stress out of the exam season with your Students’ Union this May…

Origami Cranes for Cancer
2nd May noon - 4pm
Harvey Milk
Take a moment to make something good. There is an old Japanese tradition that 1,000 origami paper cranes will bring good luck. We will be practising our origami skills to make cranes, to send to people with terminal illnesses
Volunteering | Destresstival | JSV Volunteering
Canvas Bags out of T shirts
9th May noon - 3:30pm
Harvey Milk
Take a moment to make something good. Upcycle your old T Shirts and make them into bags to be used by local charities.
Volunteering | Destresstival | JSV Volunteering
Underground Comedy Club
15th May 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Guild Of Students
Jake Lambert ("He is the perfect combination of Jack Whitehall and Russell Howard with a sprinkling of Milton Jones." - Chloe Coleman.) & Kelly Convey (“1 of 9 Hilarious Women to Look Out For in 2017” – Metro)
Club Nights | Social/Mixer | Destresstival | RA Events | Easy Going
Positive Notes
16th May noon - 4pm
Harvey Milk
Take a moment to make something good. Sew or write a positive note of support to help fellow students through the exam period.
Volunteering | Destresstival | JSV Volunteering
Write for Rights
23rd May noon - 4pm
Tolkien Room, Guild of Students
Take a moment to make something good. We'll be writing letters to politicians to fight for human rights across the world.
Volunteering | Destresstival | JSV Volunteering
Make a card for sick children
30th May noon - 4pm
Tolkien Room, Guild of Students
Take a moment to make something good. Make a card for a child in need.
Volunteering | Destresstival | JSV Volunteering

Meet your officer team

Every year, a team of Officers are elected by YOU to help you get the best out of Birmingham. Each officer leads a different part of the Union on your behalf – click on their faces below to find out what they do and how to get in touch…

Ellie Keiller - Guild President
Shannon Farmer - Activities & Development Full Time Officer
Adam Goldstone - Education Full Time Officer
Kris Ali - Housing & Community Full Time Officer
Rose Bennett - Postgraduate Full Time Officer
Jess Levy - Representation & Resources Full Time Officer
Helena Bailey - Sports Full Time Officer
Henny Green - Welfare Full Time Officer

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