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Our Mental Health Festival 2021 is focused on raising awareness around the mental health and promoting a culture of positive wellbeing within our student body. Additionally, this week is a chance for everyone at DBS to build some new skills and to focus on ourselves, as we reimagine what wellbeing is together – during Covid-19 and beyond. Remember it is important that people are mindful of their mental health and wellbeing throughout the year and that it is ALWAYS good to talk. 


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BLUE Monday - All day Monday January 18th

Every year, the third Monday of January is dubbed “Blue Monday”. The theory goes that this is the time of year when we're all cold, broke and riddled with guilt that our new year's resolutions to get fit, drink less alcohol, and be a better human being have fallen by the wayside

We are asking all students to wear BLUE to their online lectures this Monday and support our campaign that promotes positive mental wellbeing across DBS. Be sure to keep an eye on our instagram throughout the day for the #DBSkindnesschallenge
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How to Train your Brain for Happiness Workshop' - Monday January 18th from 12-1pm - Sign up here!

Happiness has been a human pursuit for as long as we can remember. To kick off our Mental Health Week at DBS we want to invited our students to join us on a discovery about the science behind happiness. Throughout this exciting session, participants will explore what practical tools you can use to equip yourself in your life.

Our Welfare Team will be on hand to take your questions and help you apply the skills you need to live a better life.

All students welcome! 

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Virtual Tour of Dublin & Student SWAP Networking / 7:30-9pm - Sign up here!

A virtual tour of Dublin that will be led by the SU team. 

The Socialising With A Purpose (SWAP) Programme, which is our weekly event set up by the SU team to connect students on a more meaningful basis.  Each Monday throughout these workshops students will have the opportunity to connect with other students, build their network, discuss and share new ideas, while having a fun time. There will be lots of mystery guests, fun facts and of course EPIC prizes to be won.



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Roundtable discussions - Education vs Mental Health / 5-6pm - Sign up here!

Oftentimes it’s easy to forget about the importance of prioritising our mental health as students.

In light of this week’s theme of Mental Health, the Education team will be paneling a Round Table Talk on Tuesday: “Education Vs. Mental Health” at 5pm in our Virtual Common Room right after our PAL Sessions. In the evening we’ll be discussing the impact on education our mental health has and sharing our personal experiences. Come listen in on the conversation.

Let’s talk about it!

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Setting your goals and creating your 2021 Vision Board / 6:30-8:30pm

Struggling to get some motivation and your goals established for 2021? If so, then join the 'Setting your goals and creating your 2021 Vision Board' Workshop 6:30-8:30pm to learn more about getting the most out of the year ahead! 

This workshop is open to everyone at DBS - email [email protected] to book a place!



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Weekly Clinics with the SESU Team / Wednesday from 3pm - Register here!

The SESU Team runs weekly clinics for all students to drop in to. These cover advice on moodle, academic writing, and everything you need to succeed at DBS. So grab a hot drink, click this link and connect with the SESU Team from 3pm on Wednesdays or Fridays.
You can also email the SESU Team at [email protected]
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Peer Mentors Social Evening - New Undergrad Students / 4-6pm - Sign up here!

The Peer Mentor Team are your first line of support during your time at DBS and have an evening of fun challenges and fun ice-breakers that will help you settle back to college life. The event will be live between 4-6pm and all undergrad students are encouraged to come along to meet other students.




Careers Talk: IBEC Global Graduate Programme / 3-4pm - Sign Up Here!

A representative from IBEC will provide a motivating talk about their three Global Graduate Programmes - Brand Ambassador Programme, Multinational Programme and Tourism Programme. This is not to be missed if you are thinking about your future career.
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Roundtable - Men’s Mental Health Panel / 5-6pm - Sign up here!

The panel of students and alumni will discuss the various stigma's attached to mental health within males - including social “norms”, a reluctance to talk and downplaying their symptoms.

This event will be live between 5-6pm and all students are encouraged to get involved in the roundtable conversation.



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Weekly Clinics with the SESU Team / from 3pm - Register here!

The SESU Team runs weekly clinics for all students to drop in to. These cover advice on moodle, academic writing, and everything you need to succeed at DBS. So grab a hot drink, click this link and connect with the SESU Team from 3pm on Wednesdays or Fridays.

You can also email the SESU Team at [email protected]

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SU Social Night - BIG FAT QUIZ OF 2020 / Friday Night from 7-9pm - Sign up here!

Join the Student Life Team for our hugely popular Quiz Night. This event will be a night full of laughs and questions of all the good & bad things about 2020. The event will be live between 7-9pm and ALL students are welcome to join in. There will be tons of epic prizes to be won on the night! 

Weekly Supports:

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Library supports are available throughout Monday to Friday - Click here for more information

The Library Team provides a number of high quality, online learner supports to the students of DBS each week. These workshops are free and invaluable to students who want to maximise their learning. Online classes include Harvard referencing, preparing for online exams, mastering your assignments, and getting practical support on your research methodology.

For more information you can email - [email protected]

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Connect with the Student Experience Team / Monday - Friday (9-5pm) - Click here to connect with us!

The Student Experience Team is here to help support you in having a meaningful college experience. The team has a dedicated zoom channel available from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, where they can answer any questions that you may have. This is a super friendly service that is available to all students of DBS.

If you have an event for your club, society or class you can contact the Student Experience Team with your event information.

Student Experience Team - [email protected]

Students’ Union Team - [email protected]

Eventbrite to all our events - access here!

Don’t forget to tag us in your photos @dbstudentexperience