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 & project-writing and exam-sitting, we’re giving you the go ahead to take a break and forget about all that hard work, even if it’s just for an hour or two, with De-Stresstival!

Remember, we’re here to help if you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed during exam times. 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!

Come relax throughout May with your Students’ Union…

FREE Ice Cream from your Student Mentors
26th April noon - 4pm
Your Accommodation Sites
Listen out for the ice-cream van jingle at your accommodation to collect your free ice cream!
Destresstival
Dominos
2nd May 11am - 4pm
Mermaid Square
£1 pizza in Mermaid Square from Dominos
Destresstival
Innocent Smoothies
2nd May 11am - 4pm
Guild Reception
FREE smoothies in Guild Reception!
Destresstival
Crafternoon with Volunteering
3rd May midnight - 31st May midnight
Harvey Milk
Every Wednesday during May!
Destresstival
Guide Dog Day 11-12
3rd May 11am - noon
Guild of Students
Join Carnival RAG for some puppy fun on 3rd May! We'll be out on the Guild lawn with a host of labradors and golden retrievers as part of the Guild's Destresstival!
Volunteering | Student Group | University Events | Fundraising | Destresstival | Easy Going | Give It A Go
Guide Dogs Day
3rd May 11am - 4pm
Back Lawn
Back by popular demand!
Destresstival
Guide Dog Day 12-1
3rd May noon - 1pm
Guild of Students
Join Carnival RAG for some puppy fun on 3rd May! We'll be out on the Guild lawn with a host of labradors and golden retrievers as part of the Guild's Destresstival!
Volunteering | University Events | Fundraising | Destresstival | Easy Going | Give It A Go
Guide Dog Day 1-2
3rd May 1pm - 2pm
Join Carnival RAG for some puppy fun on 3rd May! We'll be out on the Guild lawn with a host of labradors and golden retrievers as part of the Guild's Destresstival!
Volunteering | Student Group | University Events | Fundraising | Outdoors | Destresstival | Outgoing | Give It A Go
Guide Dog Day 2-3
3rd May 2pm - 3pm
Guild of Students
Join Carnival RAG for some puppy fun on 3rd May! We'll be out on the Guild lawn with a host of labradors and golden retrievers as part of the Guild's Destresstival!
Volunteering | Student Group | Fundraising | Outdoors | Destresstival | Easy Going
Guide Dog Day 3-4
3rd May 3pm - 4pm
Join Carnival RAG for some puppy fun on 3rd May! We'll be out on the Guild lawn with a host of labradors and golden retrievers as part of the Guild's Destresstival!
Volunteering | Student Group | University Events | Fundraising | Outdoors | Destresstival
Yoga!
4th May 6pm - 7pm
Back Lawn
De-stress with Carnival Rag on the back lawn!
Destresstival
University Vintage Fair
5th May 11am - 4pm
Mermaid Square
Bit of retail therapy to calm the stress levels!
Destresstival
ASOS
9th May 11am - 4pm
Mermaid Square
Another additional to the De-stresstival lineup!
Destresstival
Innocent Smoothies
9th May 11am - 4pm
Guild Reception
Back for another juicy visit!
Destresstival
Crafternoon with Volunteering!
10th May noon - 4pm
Harvey Milk
Destresstival
Free Fruit from your Student Mentors
10th May 4pm - 8pm
Vale Hub Reception
Pick up a piece of fruit to fuel your mind throughout the exam period!
Destresstival
Street Food!
12th May 11am - 4pm
Mermaid Square
Join Street Kitchen in Mermaid Square for a De-stresstival themed BBQ!
Destresstival
Eurovision Party
13th May 8pm - 11:59pm
Pritchatts Park
A Eurovision song contest party, organised by your Student Mentors!
Destresstival
Spotify
16th May 11am - 4pm
Mermaid Square
We all know how important the right playlist is to revision!
Destresstival
Crafternoon with Volunteering!
17th May noon - 4pm
Harvey Milk
Destresstival
Free Massage
17th May 4pm - 8pm
Vale Hub Reception
Another De-stresstival treat from your Student Mentors
Destresstival
FREE Fitness Class (Body Combat)
17th May 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Dance Studio
Free Fitness Class as part of De-stresstival
Destresstival
Disney Soc: Villains Film Screening
18th May midnight - 19th May midnight
TBC, check our FB for details!
Disney Society are hosting another film screening! Our screenings will always be voted by you, but we will be deciding on the themes each fortnight. This week's theme is Villains! Vote: https://www.facebook.com/events/215042098989734/?active_ta
Student Group | Social/Mixer | Destresstival | Easy Going
FREE Fitness Class (Body Attack)
18th May 5pm - 5:45pm
Underground
Free Fitness Class as part of De-stresstival
Destresstival
FREE Fitness Class (Body Jam)
18th May 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Underground
Free Fitness Class as part of De-stresstival
Destresstival
Crafternoon with Volunteering!
24th May noon - 4pm
Harvey Milk
Destresstival
FREE Fitness Class (Body Combat)
24th May 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Dance Studio
Free Fitness Class as part of De-stresstival
Destresstival
FREE Fitness Class (Body Vive)
24th May 8pm - 9pm
Underground
Free Fitness Class as part of De-stresstival
Destresstival
Crafternoon with Volunteering!
31st May noon - 4pm
Harvey Milk
Destresstival
FREE Fitness Class (CX Worx)
31st May 8pm - 8:30pm
Underground
Free Fitness Class as part of De-stresstival
Destresstival

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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