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February 26, 2017 | by  | in SWAT |
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Student Wellbeing

The Student Wellbeing Awareness Team (SWAT) is a team who are passionate about wellbeing! We are student-led but are supported by the team at Student Counselling.

SWAT meets weekly at Mauri Ora where we hang out and chat about the key wellbeing issues on campus. We brainstorm initiatives and campaigns that we roll out on campus to improve the wellbeing of our fellow students. There is always coffee and tea at our meetings and often we have homemade baking. Meetings are open for anyone. SWAT gives students the ability to speak up about their wellbeing and empower themselves. We offer a space for students to share how they stay healthy while studying.

SWAT offers different opportunities for our volunteers from leadership experience, social skills, public speaking, work experience, and writing for Salient. An added bonus is that the time students spend attending meetings and volunteering goes towards your VicPlus Award. If you are after work experience then SWAT is great for your CV!

SWAT aims to increase the resilience, health, and life / study balance of our students. We are here to reduce negative behaviours, stress, and discrimination of students. We aim to foster a culture of care at our university for people of all genders, sexualities, abilities, ages, and races. We encourage diversity and collaboration between staff and students.

If you’d like to be involved with SWAT flick us an email at vicstudentwellbeing@gmail.com. A SWAT member will get in contact to arrange a time to meet up for a coffee and have a chat about what it means to be a volunteer and how you can be involved. You can also check out our Facebook page, SWAT VUW, to keep up to date about our campaigns, meeting times, and wellbeing on campus.

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