Get Together


One of the funded Staff Welfare Projects; ‘Get Together’ is a event for staff to meet new colleagues and learn something interesting in a relaxed, friendly environment.

The first event was held on 2nd May 2019 with close to 400 colleagues dropping in between 10.00AM and 1.30PM.

The second event was held on 16th September 2019 to launch Wellbeing Week 2019, another Staff Welfare Project, organised in a collaboration between Staff Forum and Occupational Health Services.




Between 10:00 and 13:30, people dropped in to learn something new, see something new or just say hello. The School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences (SMPCS) ran demonstrations, colleagues from Estates gave tours of University buildings and lots of free tea & coffee was consumed!

“What a brilliant event!”

“Do it again soon”

“Loved research showcase”

“A great way to meet new people”

“Awesome initiative!”

“Really great event with lovely friendly people”

Just a handful of the comments written by some of the colleagues who attended ‘Get Together’ on 2 May 2019.


A range of free events were organised for colleagues to get involved in during Wellbeing Week including:

British Heart Foundation ‘Know your heart age’ awareness sessions

Campus Voices

Cycle to Work Day & Dr Bike

Double points on Jump!

Get Together lunch

Health walk with a personal trainer

Improvisation session

Information Hub

Interactive Health Kiosk

Lunchtime Whiteknights campus walk

Lunch time run with UoR Running Group

Picnic lunches (Whiteknights and London Road)

Pilates Class at SportsPark

University Public Art Projects

Wellbeing Garden

Wellbeing talks – ‘Managing our wellbeing and stress’ and ‘Increasing your concentration’