LATEST UPDATES FROM BRIGHTON STUDENTS' UNION

SPILLING THE TEA ON CORONA...?

There's a lot of stuff going on in the world right now, and with that comes a lot of panic and additional stress on our mental health and wellbeing.

 

Wouldn't it be nice if there was a place where you could go to access the information you need, while also having that information presented calmly and coherently? Then welcome to Brighton Students' Union Quarantea and Biscuits. We're here to support you during this confusing and disorientating time, providing you with up=to-date information about what we're doing as your Students' Union.

 

We know that your health and wellbeing can greatly impact how you perceive events happening around you, as well as having a serious impact on your University work. With this in mind, we wanted to provide a virtual space that enables you to not feel as isolated during the quarantine period - and enables you to receive support throughout this time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Does it work 

We've broken this page into some bitesize chunks of goodness to help make the information more digestible. Additionally, we've also created a Facebook group that you can join if you are a student at Brighton University.

You'll find advice, guidance, and online events that BSU will be running in the upcoming weeks, such as tea & coffee group calls, health and wellbeing classes and creative workshops encouraging you to stay proactive during this time.

In the immortal words of High School Musical...

'We're all in this together!'

 

Looking to find out more about what the University is doing? Check out the most recent updates below:

 

As of November 2020

  • Any student with questions or concerns about COVID-19 can call our dedicated helpline on 01273 641234 (Monday–Friday 10am–4pm).

  • Please view frequently asked questions about the University's response to COVID-19 as well as the latest NHS guidance.

  • The Brighton Students' Union shops & outlet spaces have now closed for the duration of the second UK lockdown. 

 

All students should make sure that they are aware of and following all of the latest official advice and guidance:

 

With social isolation slowly becoming more and more pushed form we wanted to provide some fun and positive content that you can enjoy at your leisure. Whether this is in the form of a music playlist, reading some funny blog posts, interacting with us on social media, or looking at the collection of funny pets that our staff team have ~ there's something for everyone that we hope will brighten your day even for a short while. 

Need some chilled out music to help you get through the day ahead? Fear not students, our amazing student staff member, Amber, has put together a handy playlist for you to listen to! 

Check it out here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLREI_nbUd2BOamfHVYDkqvozh1Q1fcqVM

 

 

Need some extra advice or tips on how you can manage your wellbeing? Then check out our wellbeing document which was compiled by the Brighton Students' Union team. 

Download the document here.

 

 

Did you know that you can now read some handy student-life articles from your VP Welfare? Check them out here:

  1. Where to get free STD kits

  2. Starting up a difficult conversation

  3. COVID vs Freshers' Flu

  4. Grocery shopping with covid

  5. Staying safe in a shared space

  6. Registering with a GP

 

You may have seen a few important updates from us in regards to COVID-19 and the many resources available to you that the team are now putting out. Worried you might not have access to the right information? Don't worry, we've listed them all here so that you can download a copy:

 

 

 

Are you a part of a Society, or a student looking to try out something new? Don't worry - you still can. A lot of our student-led Sports teams and Societies are still active on social media, so you can still reach out to them to find out what they're up to. We have also included the current advice that we are issuing to all societies and teams during this time. 

Wondering who will be running a certain society next year? Why not check out our recent post about all successful candidates! 

For questions or help, please contact

 BSUSocieties@brighton.ac.uk 

Have you recently been elected to run a society next year? Maybe your society is wondering what to do next year...WELL! Have you seen our Society Accreditation program? By completing parts of this gives you additional funding, so why not see what you can do next:

 

 

 

We know things are in the air right now with what is happening, but we have made sure to include an update section from our Activities Team so that you always know what's coming up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handwashing, social distancing, buying only what you need, and staying calm, we've all heard it thousands of times, but how can you help your mental health and those around you? Firstly, recognize that it's okay not to be okay. Secondly, remain calm - we have compiled plenty of resources and support for you below that we hope will help you to find some inner peace.

 

 

 

We may be out of our offices, but we are still here to help and listen through the mysterious land of data and code! Below is a collection of useful contacts if you need any support or help during this time: 

Communications Team

Looking to get a response to a query you asked on social media? Maybe there's something else bothering you. Get in touch with the comms team:

It's important to stay connected with updates - be sure to follow our social media channels, check in on our webpage and read our e-newsletters:

  • Facebook: @brightonstudentsunion
  • Instagram: @subrighton
  • Twitter: @subrighton

 

SUPPORT TEAM

Do you need to have a chat with someone? Maybe you're worried about a friend or family member. Don't worry, you can always reach out to the BSU Support Team:

 

 

 

 

campus TEAMs

If you need any one of our Campus Teams, please email our Engagement Team at:

 

EXEC OFFICERS

Want to talk to our Officers about something that's bothering you? Contact them individually through our Officer page below:

 

 

SOCIETIES TEAM

Want to know more about how the recent situation may affect your Society or Sports team? Maybe you're curious about how you can still get involved! Worry not, and contact the team below:

STUDENT VOICE TEAM

To keep things as normal as we can during these uncertain times, Brighton Students' Union will be continuing with their SU Elections. 

If you have any questions in regards to the process or have a question as a course representative, contact the team below:

 

BRIGHTON UNIVERSITY

The Students' Union and University are working hard to monitor the situation as it develops. To find out more about how this situation may impact your degree, please read the following where you can find up-to-date information and advice issued by the University.