Mental Fitness Training by PROJECT:TALK



Want to take a more proactive approach to your wellbeing?

Come and join us in the Global Lounge to listen to Frankie, Cam, Vanessa and Divya introduce the concept of mental fitness (including its relationship with race, ethnicity and culture).

They’ll also be discussing how to recognise someone in need, and sharing some tips on how to start a conversation about mental health.

It will be an interactive session, and whilst they encourage audience discussion, no one is expected to share anything. They’ll also be offering a selection of tea and cake!

Graphic of a happy brain

Frankie, Cam, Vanessa and Divya make up the TOOLS TO:TALK team. Their team is a a branch PROJECT:TALK, a society that promotes Mental Fitness, ensuring the UoB community has the knowledge, skills and resources to be proactive and equipped to manage their own mental wellbeing and look out for those around them. They represent the society version of the community interest company (CIC) PROJECT:TALK. 

Important: lateral flow testing required

  • You must take a lateral flow test on the day of the event.
  • You must take a test whether you have been double vaccinated or not.
  • Lateral flow tests will be available at the sign-in desk on the day. Anyone who has not done a test already will be asked to take one and wait for the result before entering.
  • If you experience symptoms of Covid-19 or receive a positive lateral flow result, please protect others and do not attend the event.

As in accordance with other national and University rules, masks are compulsory when moving through the building, unless exempt.

Location: The Global Lounge, Floor 01, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TH

Virtual Iftar – come dine with us!

As the month of Ramadan begins, Student Inclusion invited Muslim and non-Muslim members of the University to join them for a virtual Iftar celebration!

During this event, speakers talked about their experience of fasting during Ramadan whilst sharing a virtual dining experience! Student representatives from the Bristol Islamic Society, Muslim Medic and Black Muslim Society joined staff from Student Inclusion to talk about their personal experiences and what the month of Ramadan means to them.

Event speakers included:

  • Robiu Salisu, Student Inclusion Officer (BAME) – host
  • Aamir Mohamed, President of Bristol Islamic Society – giving a recitation and reminder of what Ramadan is
  • Nimra Naeem, President of Bristol Medic Society – sharing the experience of Muslim Medic Students during Ramadan
  • Fatima Abdulsalam, President of Black Muslim Society – talking about what Ramadan means to you

What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year in Islam. Muslims observe the month of Ramadan, to mark when Allah (or God) gave the first chapters of the Quran (Holy Book) to the Prophet Muhammad, during which period they fast – meaning that there is no eating or drinking during the hours of daylight.

Revisit the event!

In case you missed it – you can watch the recording of the event here:


Namaste! Join us in celebrating Diwali, in collaboration with Bristol Hindu Society!

This year the Global Lounge brings you a virtual celebration of the Festival of Lights, alongside representatives from the Bristol Hindu Society and guest speaker!

This interactive event will be led by students, as they share their experiences and knowledge of this annual festivity.

Join in here on Zoom.

This event is open to all students and staff – home and international.

Hindu Society Diwali hamper

The Hindu Society is preparing hampers for people who want to celebrate Diwali but are away from their families – Diwali is normally a time to be at home and celebrate with loved ones and this year many will be celebrating alone for the first time.

If you would like to order a hamper – costing £6.99 – you can do so via the Bristol SU website. Limited hampers are available; please order by Wednesday 11 November.

Cultural Societies Games Night

Join the BME Network in getting to know the University’s cultural societies by taking part in a bit of friendly competition!

They’re infamous for their games nights, but even if Fish Pong and banana-eating contests can’t happen in-person right now, there will be plenty of weird and wonderful games to keep you entertained!

Book your place to attend this event.

The BME Network exists to provide a safe space within the University of Bristol Students’ Union for self-identifying BME students on campus, and encourages empowerment for our communities through BME-led action and campaigns.

Find out more about the BME Network and what they do on FacebookInstagram and Twitter!

You can also check out their full programme of events for Black History Month on the Bristol SU website.