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"The postgrad experience is unique and brings its own challenges and completing my masters during lockdown really emphasised to me and my peers how isolating being a postgrad student can be, so it was important to me to run a campaign dedicated to the postgrad community. Combatting feelings of isolation, postgraduate community, and wellbeing are issues that I care greatly about so I hope to bring attention to these and provide ways to combat them with this campaign. I know a week is not long so many of the activities happening are linked to departments within NUSU, so postgrads will be able to continue to be involved and connected to the community long after the week has finished.
For me, friendship, connecting with other people and fun activities come hand in hand with wellbeing and mental health so I have tried to ensure this week has a good balance of everything. From evening events to meet PGs and have fun, to PG exercise classes and CBT workshops aimed at the PG experience. I hope that any postgrad, taught or research, of any age, discipline or marginalised background will find something they want to get involved with within this week and feel better connected to the postgrad community.
Hopefully you will find this a fun, useful, welcoming and supportive week, bringing the postgrad community closer together and helping to improve the wellbeing of postgrad students. I hope you enjoy this campaign and that it helps inspire future events for postgrad students, please reach out to me if you need any support, have any questions or just want to chat!"
Postgraduate Officer 2021-22