Festival of Work 2022

The main theme for the Festival of Work is ‘Looking forward’. It is an opportunity for staff to understand our new strategic plan and our new future of work plans.

We want to make sure that you all have a good understanding of the plans, the opportunity to ask questions, give us feedback and develop the skills and knowledge we think you'll need in the future LUU workplace.

But let us not forget that fun is one of our key values so we will be making sure that there are lots and lots of opportunities for you to have fun, socialise with your team and the wider LUU teams, develop relationships, build trust and get to know one another.

Below is a calendar of activities that will be running throughout the Festival of Work. Under each activity there will be a link where you can find out more information and sign up to it.

August 2022

Week 3 (15-19 August)

Tuesday 16 August (12pm)

Lunch and Learn

This session will be hosted by Katie Fox who will be discussing Empowerment. Free food and the opportunity to learn something new? Sounds good right! Sign up here.

Tuesday 16 August (2pm)

Hotdesking 101

The Digital Services team will be showing you what a hot desk setup would look like, and the best ways to use it. This is the perfect opportunity to ask them questions about all things IT so sign up here.

Tuesday 16 August (6pm)

Quiz Night at Old Bar

Head down to Old Bar for a classic pub quiz. Make a team, pick a name and get your thinking caps on!

Sign up here.

Wednesday 17 August (12pm)

Lunchtime Walk

Fancy a lunchtime stroll and chat? This walk will be led by Katie Hughes. Click here to sign up, then all you have to do is meet at the Help and Support desk for 12pm.


Wednesday 17 August (1pm)

Staff Choir

The highly anticipated Staff Choir is back! Led by Tasha Pickles and Rachael Pickles, this will be the first of many choir sessions that all staff are welcome to get involved in.

Sign up here!

Thursday 18 August (12pm)

Menopause Session

A professional Menopause and Midlife Coach will get you to understand more about Menopause, its effects in our everyday life, and how to make adjustments that work for everybody, whether you, your partner, a friend, or family member, are currently going through this stage of life or not.

Click here to sign up.

Week 3 (22-26 August)

Monday 22 August (3pm)

Meet the Exec

An opportunity to meet LUU's Student Exec Team for 2022/23. The Exec direct the Union’s activity and each officer also works on their own projects working to improve every area of student life. To find out more about who the Exec are and what they will be working on sign up here.

P.S there will be tea, coffee and cake!

Tuesday 23 August (10am)

Laughter Yoga

Looking to bring out your inner child AND let go of daily life stressors? Laughter yoga is the one for you! Fun fact: Its grown from one small group in Mumbai, India to now having over 5,000 clubs worldwide! Come and give it a go - sign up here.

Tuesday 23 August (12.30pm)

Rave Dodgeball

Dodgeball... with a twist! Head down to Stylus for a lunchtime game of dodgeball with the added touch of some lights and music. May the best team win...

Sign up here.

Thursday 25 August

Lunchtime Walk

Fancy a lunchtime stroll and chat? This walk will be led by Alan Wailes. Click here to sign up, then all you have to do is meet at the Help and Support desk for 12.30pm.

Thursday 25 August (2pm-3pm)

Reflect and Refocus

Join us in a learning event that will help you to reflect on ideas and learn from one another. The event will help you open up your thinking and get a variety of viewpoints and opinions.

Sign up here.

Thursday 25 August (4pm)

Staff Networks and Ally's Sports Day in the Park

Join the Staff Networks for a few outdoor games and pizza in the park. From rounders to colouring in, they've got plenty of fun in store!

Sign up here.

Friday 26 August (12pm)

Pet Therapy

You may already know this, but animals are better than humans. So, head up to Room 5 where you can meet some dogs! Pet therapy can improve moods, reduce anxiety and provide the comfort you need to start the afternoon.

Sign up here.

Week 4 (29 August-2 September)

Wednesday 31 August (2pm)

Digital Wellbeing

In this workshop or webinar, you will become aware of the impacts of an ‘always-on’ culture on mental and physical wellbeing; Dismantle the myths which fuel 'always-on' working; Gain practical steps for healthy boundaries between digital work and real rest; See how teams can support each other with small steps towards a balanced and energised working day.

Sign up here.

Friday 2 September (12.30pm)

Lunchtime Walk

Fancy a lunchtime stroll and chat? This walk will be led by Matt Broadey. Click here to sign up, then all you have to do is meet them at the Help and Support desk for 12.30pm.

September 2022

Week 1 (5-9 September)

Monday 5 September (12.30pm)

Lunchtime Walk

Fancy a lunchtime stroll and chat? This walk will be led by Alan Wailes . Click here to sign up, then all you have to do is meet them at the Help and Support desk for 12.30pm.

Tuesday 6 September (12pm)

Lunch and Learn

This session will be hosted by Katie Fox who will be discussing one of LUU's values. Free food and the opportunity to learn something new? Sounds good right! Sign up here.

Wednesday 7 September (2pm)

Meet the Exec

An opportunity to meet LUU's Student Exec Team for 2022/23. The Exec direct the Union’s activity and each officer also works on their own projects working to improve every area of student life. To find out more about who the Exec are and what they will be working on sign up here.

P.S there will be tea, coffee and cake!

Wednesday 7 September (5pm)

Fruity Bingo at Old Bar

Duck and Dive... 25! Head down to Old Bar for a bit of Fruity Bingo. Not sure what that is? Join in to find out!

Sign up here.

Thursday 8 September (2pm)

Menopause Session

A professional Menopause and Midlife Coach will get you to understand more about Menopause, its effects in our everyday life, and how to make adjustments that work for everybody, whether you, your partner, a friend, or family member, are currently going through this stage of life or not.

Sign up here.

Week 2 (12-16 September)

Tuesday 13 September (1pm)

Lunchtime Walk

Fancy a lunchtime stroll and chat? This walk will be led by Katie Hughes. Click here to sign up, then all you have to do is meet then at the Help and Support desk for 1pm.

Thursday 15 September (5pm)

End of Summer Party

That's it! The Festival of Work 2022 has come to an end and there's only one way to round off a fantastic summer... its party time! Meet us in the newly renovated Terrace for some fun and food at 5pm.

No sign up needed, just attend!