Lockdown isn't easy, which is why it's important to keep in touch with your fellow students, and to stay busy. To help with this, we've put together a list of things to do, watch and listen to over lockdown, to help get you through. Alongside this, you'll also find charities, websites and resources that will help you to take care of your wellbeing, and to find support if you need it. Please also get in touch with your subject tutors, or your SAM, if you're struggling as they'll be able to support you.
We'll be updating this page with more suggestions and resources over the next few weeks, so keep checking back here for more information. If you've seen something that you think other students might like, do let your tutors know.
Things to do:
FitOn: Free fitness app. Have a go at yoga, HIIT, pilates and strength work. You'll also find lots of mindfulness and meditation activities that will help to keep you calm.
Tesco, Sainsbury's and Aldi meal planners: Plan a "menu" for the week with your household. Cooking, like exercise, has been proven to improve our mental health. It reduces stress, boosts our self-esteem, and is a great way to discover new foods and recipes.
The National Museum of Computing: 3D Virtual Tour.
Nand to Tetris: Free project materials, software tools and courses to build a general-purpose computer system.
CERN online: The birthplace of the World Wide Web (WWW)!
Things to watch:
BFI Player: Watch a selection of short, influential documentaries, films and musicals for free.
National Youth Theatre: Find free workshops, resources, and you can subscribe to the Hub for £2 a month.
Drama Online: Loads of performances available to watch for free, including recordings from Shakespeare's Globe, and the National Theatre.
Edinburgh Zoo webcams: Watch live-streams of the zoo's pandas, penguins, tigers, koalas and lions.
Things to listen to:
Spotify: Listen to a spotify-curated playlist, from mood boosting pop hits, to slower, calm songs, or create your own.
Homeschool History podcast: Fun history lessons, presented by Horrible Histories' Greg Jenner. Full of facts and jokes, the series brings to life a broad range of historical topics, from The Great Fire of London to The Space Race.
London Symphony Orchestra: Lots of online concerts. Ideal for music students.
NHS: Videos, advice and helplines for young people
Calm: Website and app.