After four fantastic weeks of fun, reflection and relaxation; it is with great sadness that we wave goodbye to this year’s DeStressFest. The student Union host DSF every year to promote the wellbeing of our students at LSE; mitigate exam stress and encourage them to prioritise their mental. If there was ever a time to de-stress this was it!
If you missed some all of it or you’d just like to relive the good times, here's a recap of our Top 5 moments from #DSF2022!
5. Chill Out
There was a number of ways to get your 'chill' on with us: students were treated to a number of services including acupuncture and massages from our on-campus Treatment Clinic and gong meditation sessions with The Zen Project.
You could also stop by and chat with our Wellbeing Service, join a spirited game of table tennis and grab a free tea or coffee.
4. Make and Do
If you were looking to get creative during Destress Fest the options were endless. You could do some relaxing colouring of a map of campus or for more of a challenge: you could join a pottery class with Sculpd or try Leather Craft. Our rooftop painting sessions were also an excellent way to make new friends.
3. Fun In the Tuns
Our Student Bar The Three Tuns hosted a number of events, keeping in mind the students during exam season looking for some respite in the evening after a day-long shift at the library. You could sing your heart out in Karaoke, channel your inner mastermind at the Quiz Nights, or get your life at our Drag Bingo night.
2. Let's get Physical!
If you were looking to get active, stay active or try something new to get fit; this DSF you were truly spoilt for choice. Students could head down to our Gym and join our Beginner’s Weightlifting session or join one just for the ladies. From Boxfit to Zumba; Skipfit to Pole Fitness; and Badminton to Zorb Football; we had you covered for ways to get moving during exam season.
For those who were not able to be on campus for various reasons, a number of online events were also put on during DSF. Including our Bereavement Support Sessions, Managing Anxiety and Stress and a virtual Yoga and Meditation session for students suffering the effects of Long Covid.
Who could forget the crowning jewel of DSF this year: Puppies on Campus, where we were lucky enough to be visited by our friends at The Cuddle Club. Our fluffy four legged friends brougth immeasureable amounts of joy to the campus and there was lots snuggles and selfies involved. We think it's safe to say this was the highlight of DSF; the queue to hang out with the lovely dogs spoke for it's self!
If you were too busy to join a class or attend an event or the SU team was out on campus, handing out freebies including stress balls, hot chocolate and tea packets, keep cups and even packets of seeds for our green-fingered students.
We’ve so immensely enjoyed putting on DeStress Fest this year and we hope you have too. If you have too, we’d love it if you could complete this feedback form and tell us your thoughts!
Have a look below to see the best moments from #DSF2022 ?? Until next year!
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