Embrace the Unexpected

Our wellbeing campaign encourages students to get involved and embrace the unexpected – to take a chance on new relationships, be open to trying new things, and find friendship in surprising places.

WE WANTED TO FIND WHY SOME STUDENTS EXPERIENCE LONELINESS MORE THAN OTHERS AND WHAT SUPPORT, SKILLS AND INTERVENTIONS COULD HELP

So, we kicked off our campaign with some insight we gained through our research with relationship charity Relate.

Our campaign encourages students to get involved and embrace the unexpected

- to take a chance on new relationships, be open to trying new things, and find friendship in surprising places
Read about what we found                                                                          Find out how you can get involved
Jack Rooke tells us what he learnt from some unexpected university challenges.

Embrace the Unexpected: Jack Rooke

Want to escape your comfort zone but still teetering on the edge? From Freshers' Week to stepping up to the student radio mic, comedian and writer Jack Rooke tells us what he learnt from some unexpected university challenges.

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Kate Leaver tells us how a string of surprises and a troubling Coldplay habit led her in a whole new direction.

Embrace the Unexpected: Kate Leaver

A lot can happen when you Embrace the Unexpected. Today, Australian journalist and author Kate Leaver tells us how a string of surprises and a troubling Coldplay habit led her in a whole new direction.

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Daphnee embraced the unexpected two years ago and started The Unibox

Embrace the Unexpected: Daphnee Hocquard

Daphnee embraced the unexpected two years ago and started The Unibox – the monthly treat box subscription service for students. She tells us how it all started and what has happened since.
 

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