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LinkedIn Learning Going Live From 9th November

LinkedIn Learning features a digital library of over 6,000 courses covering a wide range of technical, business, software and creative topics as well as wellbeing education and personal interest. We are excited to announce that we Go Live with LinkedIn Learning through the week of 9th November 2020*.

Getting started
During ‘Go Live’ week, you will receive an activation email via LinkedIn Learning. Don’t delete it! You must activate your LinkedIn Learning account using this activation email. You’ll have the option to connect through your personal LinkedIn profile (recommended!) or activate your account using your Canterbury staff email address.

Instructions for both approaches will be available via the Learning and Development Intranet.

Once you’re in, browse around! Take a course, learn  something new and APPLY it in your day-to-day! Then share your learnings and recommended courses with your colleagues.

*Access is granted to those in continuing and long term fixed term.

Could you use a resetting of your resilience?

I think you’ll agree that this year has tested all of our resilience. In times such as this, it’s so important to take care of ourselves.

The Growing Personal Resilience programme was developed to provide people with the practical tools to manage life more effectively, and to not turn pressure into stress. The programme is aimed at developing people’s personal strengths, helping them to become more resilient and to gain more control over their personal and professional lives.

Growing Personal Resilience programme will run on Thursday 5th and Wednesday 18 November from 12.30pm to 4.30pm.

Go to the Development tab in UCPeople to register, or access via our Learning and Development site.

Meaningful May

With a new month ahead of us, now is a great time to think about what you would like this month to mean for you? Check out this calender from Action for Happiness for an action each day that encourages us to look after ourselves and others this month.

Wellbeing Reminder
As we head into the colder months, it is important to remember to continue to take good care of our health and wellbeing. Incorporating these 5 simple strategies will help you to boost your wellbeing and reduce the risk of becoming unwell.

Living in your bubble this Easter

How is it going in your bubble? The Easter break poses a range of emotions and thoughts for us to process.  Do any of the following resonate with you?

  • I’m pleased about not having to work and looking forward to having a rest.
  • I’m missing my loved ones that I’d usually spend Easter with.
  • I’m looking forward to spending some time in the garden.
  • I’m worried about how other people are managing, even people I don’t know.
  • I think my kids/partner/flatmates are going to drive me crazy over the next few days.
  • I was really looking forward to going away for Easter.
  • I’m on my own and not sure if I’ll feel lonely or not.

We will all have different feelings and thoughts about how Easter will be for us this year and that’s normal.  Consider Easter as a good time to review your Wellbeing and how you are taking care of yourself.  Try doing something different to improve your wellbeing and make life in your bubble more manageable.

Here are some tips for living in your Easter bubble:

During times of uncertainty it is important to Be Active!

Staying active is vital for maintaining a healthy wellbeing especially during the present moment with majority of us either working or studying at home. Here are some ways that you can be active at home…

  • Play ‘the floor is lava’ with the kids
  • Do a yoga or Zumba class online
  • Try out a new workout on YouTube
  • Go for walks or runs outside (just stay 2m away from others!)
  • Use the cans in the pantry as weights, stretch

Check out UC Rec Centre’s facebook page for a range of live streamed fitness classes and workouts!