Catch up on Escape The New Normal, a week of free, virtual events, created by Events students, to allow OBU students to escape the new normal that Covid 19′ has given us!
There was something for everyone!
Wellness in Wonderland was compiled of four, free online event with an Alice in Wonderland theme running throughout, with the aim to improve wellness during these strange times. The Alice in Wonderland theme was intended to take certain pressures and stigmas off the event that students might associate with a wellness day, bringing about a more relaxed and intriguing environment.
The event ran on the 23rd of November via Zoom and consisted of 4 parts: a Yoga Class, A Nutrition Talk, A Health and Wellness Talk, and finally an Evening in Wonderland. Missed it? Don’t worry! You can catch recordings of the events here.
The fun didn’t stop on the day however, as a journal was provided with fun Alice-themed recipes and mindfulness techniques.
A Brookes Christmas aimed to ring in the festive season and spread feelings of community, togetherness and support with the student body by offering typical Christmas activities and experiences in a virtual setting.
Our virtual Instagram Christmas Market showcased independent local traders and student businesses, aiming to encourage students and the public to support independent businesses this Christmas.
Other activities included a Christmas basking class featuring Baking with Beavis, film viewings of seasonal classics, and a wellbeing coffee morning in collaboration with the Student Union VP Wellbeing and the Brookes Movember movement.
Murder at Christmas was a virtual, immersive interactive experience solving the mystery of who killed Father Christmas. Influenced by the game of Cluedo, each attendee undertook the role of a detective to help solve the clues to where, how and who committed this murder. Our aim was to create an engaging event on a virtual platform which Oxford Brookes students could participate in for free from the comfort of their own home.
Escape the New Normal was created as part of a coursework assignment for an Events module.