Thursday, 9 June 2022

Lifelong Learning

During the month of June our display looks Lifelong Learning, practising mindfulness and re-energising. Lifelong Learning is described as ongoing, self-motivated, voluntary learning for personal or professional growth. 

Our displays explore the lifelong learning such as University of the third age, Mature students, Ruskin College, Open University Prisoners Education trust, National Retraining scheme and the learning available specific to Bedford: The Rothsay Education Centre, whihch offers courses for the over-50s that run from Ancient Greek and politics to the more usual watercolour classes and walking groups. High quality tutors are hired to provide courses for this fee-paying membership establishment.

Bedford campus 1st floor display

Mindfulness; a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.

Mindfulness: Bedford campus

Practise Mindfulness and energise the mind and body through different and accessible means; enrol on a course, download an app, find and follow a free exercise video on YouTube

The University’s own Re-energise programme is designed to support a healthy body and a healthy mind. 

Are you affected by low mood, mild to moderate anxiety, social anxiety or low self-esteem? Do you want to do something that may help you feel better? Improve your ability to study effectively? Take control of your life?  Enrich your relationships?  Find out more at:

UOB re-energise

Fika is a Mental Fitness app that offers a range of different courses that helps to improve and maintain several areas of your mental health, including: positivity, stress, confidence, focus, meaning and motivation – alongside developing tools to take charge of your life to improve and build up connections with others. 

You might want to try out one of the 24 instructor-led videos created by fitness experts via the NHS

There are exercises to tone your abs, arms and raise your heart rate. 

Workouts for new mums, Wake up! workout,  yoga, belly dancing - to name a few.

See what a few minutes a day can do for you and your wellbeing today!

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