Social and Cultural Wellbeing

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Your social and cultural wellbeing

Your social and cultural wellbeing comes from a sense of belonging, social inclusion and social stability – it encompasses our lifestyles, values and beliefs.

Accessing the arts and heritage – and more generally working with our own creativity using our imaginations – can improve our health if we have diagnosed mental or physical health problems, but is also good for our health and wellbeing more generally, and for the health of our communities and society.

Tips on how to make friends

Every student worries about making friends at university. Visit Save the Student for tips on how to make friends.

Therapy dogs

Millie and Darcie have worked at the University for the past 5 years. They were puppies when they first joined the team and have undergone obedience training and behavioural training so they know how to conduct themselves with staff and students. They are both Cockapoo’s who love cuddles and being with people. They are notorious for suffering separation anxiety which makes them the perfect therapy dog. Cockapoos are hypoallergenic meaning that they do not shed their fur due to the tightness of their curls. Both dogs like to meet new people and enjoy socialisation with students.

Students’ Union facilities with a Social/Cultural/Community such as OTM bar and clubs/societies, e.g. Nigerian society.

Visit the Students’ Union to find out what’s happening in Buckingham and Crewe.

Family difficulties

Almost everyone experiences family difficulties at some point.

For practical guidance on a variety of family-related issues, including separation and divorce, please visit Citizen’s Advice.

If you are estranged from your family and need support, please visit Stand Alone offers support to people who are estranged from their families.

If you are a victim of honour-based abuse or forced marriage, please visit Karma Nirvana.