Helping our students and staff look after their health and wellbeing is important to us.
Find out more about the wellbeing support and resources that’s available to you, from free exercise classes and educational workshops to posture sessions and musculoskeletal workshops.
We host a range of beginner friendly exercise classes that are free for all students. The emphasis is on getting moving and having fun, so no prior experience is required.
Advance sign-up is required, and spaces are limited. All classes take place in the LUU studios.
Book your place below and find out more information.
Our range of classes includes:
- Wellbeing Pilates- Tuesday 1:30-2:30pm
- Wellbeing Circuits- Thursday 1:30-2:30pm
- Wellbeing Glutes and Core- Wednesday 1:30-2:30pm
- Wellbeing Yoga- Friday 12-1pm
These workshops are targeted at students who want to improve specific areas of their lifestyle. We cover many topics including stress, nutrition, physical activity, sleep and overall wellbeing.
They will equip you with essential techniques, tools and knowledge to support your mental and physical wellbeing during your time at university and beyond.
Advance sign up is required. Sign up will be available approximately 2 weeks before the workshop date.
- Improve Your Nutrition – Wednesday 25th October 2023
15 Minute Online Posture Sessions
Are you struggling with your posture? Do you regularly experience aches and pains?
Try our 15-minute upper body postural session, offering gentle exercises for your neck and shoulders, including mobility, stretches and activation. The class runs every Monday at 12 noon.
Why not give the 15-minute lower body postural session a go, too? They target stiffness in your legs linked with a sedentary job/lifestyle. The class runs every Tuesday at 12 noon.
If you’re specifically suffering with lower back pain, try our 15-minute lower back postural session which runs every Wednesday at 12 noon.
If you’d like a mixed session targeting both the upper and lower body, try our 15-minute full body postural session which runs every Thursday at 1pm.
All the above sessions are held via MS Teams.
Interested? Join our MS Teams group for session links, updates and recordings.
30 minute In-Person Posture Sessions
We also run a 30-minute full body posture session on campus every Tuesday at 12:30pm. This includes both upper and lower body exercises.
Other helpful resources
Exercise Library– Our library features a range of exercises to improve your strength and cardiovascular fitness, including Pilates, yoga and more.
Wellbeing Resources- Our wellbeing resources include lifestyle blogs on topics such as sleep, stress and anxiety as well as meditation videos.
Recipes- Sweet and savoury recipe ideas for you to make at home.
Student Counselling- The Student Counselling and Wellbeing service is a multi-professional team of Counsellors, Wellbeing Practitioners and Mental Health Advisors. They offer free and confidential support to students during their time at the University of Leeds.
Staff Counselling and Psychological Support- The Staff Counselling and Psychological Support service is set up to provide advice, information and counselling by email, phone and the secure platform Zoom.
Wellbeing, Safety and Health- Health and wellbeing information including menopause and Smokefree Campus resources.
Window on Wellbeing- Here you will find information on support services, upcoming events, awareness raising activities and health campaigns.
We work with various teams and departments across the university to provide bespoke wellbeing activities for students and staff.
Please get in touch if you would like to hear more about these opportunities.
Contact Kate Petty, Physical Activity and Wellbeing Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.