Belong and Grow - it's your BAG week 2020
18 May 2020
This week is BAG week!
Our plans for BAG week 2020 have changed in line with the current situation and the need to stay safe. Although we are not able to have face to face sessions during the week, we want to encourage you to take time during w/c 18th of May for your personal development and wellbeing, so we have redesigned ‘BAG’ week to feature remote sessions.
All of this year's virtual events will be held by Zoom, Teams, or webinar. Please view the details of each event and book the events you would like to attend through Staff Connect. Search 'BAG' in Staff Connect. You will then receive a link to the event a couple of days before the scheduled date.
Monday and Tuesday events are now closed. Wednesday’s event will be closed today.
We also have webinars and Blogs that you can view at your leisure throughout the week – details are below and links will soon follow:
Event links (will be updated when available):
Facebook live given by the Uni Boob Team on behalf of CoppaFeel!
Working from Home blog by Carin Tunaker.
Microsoft Teams Training from our IT Team.
Age related issues, with Covid 19 in mind blog by Sarah Vickerstaff.
Staying Strong webinar for UNISON members.
BAME Staff Network, meet the Co Chairs blog.
BAME Staff Network video
Online inclusion – make the virtual accessible to all, a blog by Natalia Crisanti.
Free online physiotherapy consultations with Kent Sport.
Kent Sport are pleased to offer free 20 minute online or telephone consultations with Vicky Annis, lead physiotherapist at the Kent Sport Physiotherapy Clinic. Consultations are open to all staff, whether you have used the clinic previously or whether you have never experienced physiotherapy. To book a consultation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. These sessions are available until 27 May 2020 and there are a limited number of spaces available.
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Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) – Supporting your Wellbeing during Covid-19.
Webinars from Sodexo and Care First – our EAP Providers. Please click on the image above for more information.
The webinar will then be available, as part of a series of webinars on all aspects of living under lockdown and the Covid-19 crisis, on the home page of the EAP website, (login: uokent and password: university).
Also available to view:
Examples of the Webinars available:
Learning at Work Week is going 'On Air, Online'.
Despite the current challenges, Campaign for Learning and partners will still be offering a number of exciting live and online learning activities we can participate in to encourage us to learn, grow and collaborate. More details below. The main Learning at Work Week which has workplace-based events will now take place from 5th – 11th October 2020.
Where activities will be posted
Check the Learning at Work Week website for updates and for all the activities you can join.
Campaign for Learning and partners will be running live webinars on various topics during the week.
Colleagues can 'tune in at two' for some special, free webinars for parents who are looking for practical tips and strategies to help their children learn. Juliette Collier, national director at the Campaign for Learning will present on 'Loving Learning at Home' and 'Talking and Learning about Money with Kids'. Each webinar will run twice during the week and more information including how to register can be found on the special activities page.
LAW Week On Air, Online Daily Doodle Challenge
Sharpen your pencils and flex up your felt tips with the Learning at Work Week daily doodle challenge. Each day LAWW will post a new challenge alongside tips and inspiration on the LAW Week website. They will look at why doodling and being creative is great for the brain, mind and body and be offering some arty prizes too! A link to the doodle challenge and other creative activities page will be available from Wednesday 6th May.
They will be asking everyone to find their inner creative with a series of daily challenges and exercises from doodling to writing. They will highlight the benefits these bring from relieving stress to harnessing the power of play and finding new techniques we can all use at work.
To encourage learning journeys, LAWW will be uploading curated free resources including from partners. It's an opportunity for you to follow passions, find new purposes and deepen your knowledge and skills.
Get better at…
LAWW will be publishing top tips, tools and activities to help you learn about and brush up on the essentials from digital skills to maths.
With thanks to our external suppliers:
All details of the Staff Networks and contacts can be found on the website:
This event has been organised by Learning & Organisational Development, in conjunction with external providers, members of staff and students.
If you have any questions, please email LDev@kent.ac.uk
Follow the week on Social media and share your thoughts, using #BagWeek