Student with purple hair smiles with friends at the feel good festival

Feel Good Fest

15 May 2024

This page contains information about the last Feel Good Fest event, in May 2024. We will update it with details for the 2025 event when they are available. 

Feel Good Fest is our annual free festival celebrating the things that help us feel good.

Every year students, staff, local organisations and more gather for our flagship wellbeing event to help you relax, learn new skills, and look after your mental and physical health.

It's part of a wider programme of events across the university for Feel Good Week.

Feel Good Fest 2024

This year's event is on Wednesday 15 May, 12.00pm - 2.00pm, in Third Space, upstairs in the Union Building.

Drop in to enjoy therapy dogs, crafts, activities, free food, giveaways, stress and mindfulness techniques and more.

What's on

Ravelin Sport Centre ImagesYoga Class

Win a £100 prize bundle

Share your wellbeing tips for other students and be in with a chance to win a one of four prize bundles including Amazon vouchers, a hot yoga session, head and back massages, and a UoP hoodie.

Run by the Student Wellbeing Service.

6th February 2019; Feel Good Festival

Stroke a therapy dog

Meet Angel and Tracy the dogs, waggy-tailed visitor trained to help you lower your stress levels.

Run by Pets as Therapy.

6th February 2019; Feel Good Festival

Mug painting

Paint your own mug to take home with you.

Run by the Chaplaincy.

Seedlings in pots

Plant a seed

Test out your green fingers with our seed planting activity.

Run by Res Life.

Writing a greetings card

Write a kindness card

Write a message of support to a fellow student, to help the lift spirits of someone who might need a pick-me-up.

Run by the Careers & Employability Service.

Student Wellbeing Study Time B Roll Shoot

Improve your sleep hygiene

Make the most of your superpower, sleeping well!

Run by the Student Wellbeing Service.

6th February 2019; Feel Good Festival

Drawing and talking

Explore and express your emotions through mindful drawing

Run by the Student Wellbeing Service.

The local Library tuk-tuk

Library Tuk Tuk

Stop by the local council's Library tuk tuk in Ravelin Park for your chance to sign up for a free library membership, and borrow books, eBooks and more.

Run by the Portsmouth Libraries Service.

Need some space?

If you'd like a break from the hustle and bustle of Feel Good Fest, drop into our quiet space in the Huddle.

Social battery traffic light system

We really want everyone to feel welcome and to enjoy the Feel Good Fest in a way that is comfortable for them.

This year we're using a social battery traffic light system so that it is easy for everyone to know if you'd like to be approached or would like to just enjoy the event without talking to others.

When you arrive, choose a Red, Amber or Green sticker to wear to indicate your energy levels and how you'd like to be approached. 🔴🟠🟢

Feel Good Week

Feel Good Fest is part of a week of fun events to celebrate reaching the end of another academic year, running 13 to 19 May 2024.

Get some much-needed headspace from your assessments and learn ways to manage stress and stay well.

Join Feel Good Week

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