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Feel Good Week

Featuring our annual Feel Good Fest

This page contains information about the last Feel Good Week, which ran 13 to 19 May, 2024. Details will be updated for the next event when they are available.

Join us for a week of fun events to celebrate reaching the end of another academic year - and get some headspace as you prepare for your assessments. 

From competitions to kindness cards, pet therapy to socials, there’s something for everyone to get involved in. 

Teams from across the uni and beyond will be running creative, easy and relaxing activities to help you take your mind off exams, and get the skills you need to manage stress.

Feel Good Week 2024: Movement for wellbeing

The theme of this year’s event is movement and how it’s great for your mental health.

You don’t have to be a gym bro or bunny to make the most of movement - taking a few small steps, literally, can make a world of difference.

Feel Good Week marks the national Mental Health Awareness Week 2024.

Highlights this year

  • Feel Good Fest returns for 2024 - including a chance to meet our therapy dogs, get creative through learning to crochet, draw or paint a mug, and learn tips for managing stress.
  • Win one of four prize bundles worth up to £100, including Amazon vouchers, luxurious hot yoga session at Lano Yoga, relaxing head and back massages at Pebble Health & Beauty, and a cosy University of Portsmouth hoodie.
  • UPSU Party in the Park - an end-of-term outdoor celebration by the Students' Union.
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Feel Good Fest 2024

Get involved in our main event - our 8th annual free festival celebrating everything that helps us feel good:

Wednesday 15 May | 12.00pm - 2.00pm | Third Space, Union Building

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

Join Feel Good Fest

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All Feel Good Week events

Events are subject to change, so check back for more details. Please note that events may be photographed and filmed - please let a member of staff know if you'd prefer not to feature.

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Have Dinner on Us

Starts Monday 13 May | 5.00pm - 6.00pm

Focus on your exams and leave your dinner to us on Monday and Tuesday nights from 13 May to 25 June. 

Launching at the same time as Feel Good Week and the start of the assessment period, we've teamed up with Havant & South Downs College and Coastal Kitchen Family to provide free tasty takeaway meals for you to enjoy.

Booking is essential - spaces become available the day before each event.

Reserve your meal

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£2 sports sessions

All week - runs until Sunday 16 June

Try out something new for just £2 with the University's Summer Play sessions for students. There are 16 activities running every week that you can book and try out, with no commitment - including netball, swimming, climbing and ultimate frisbee. 

Book through the UoP Sport app.

Find a £2 session

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Instagram Q&A - Wellbeing at University

Monday 13 May | All day

Find out what to do if you want to access support at university but don't know where to go or who to ask. James from our student support services is here to answer your questions about mental health support at uni, support with your assessments, and what's on during Feel Good Week.

Send yours in via the question box on our Instagram stories @portsmouthuni and keep an eye on out on Monday for our answers.

Ask your question

PGT/Postgraduate Taught use only

Postgraduate researcher wellbeing events

Monday 13 May  - Saturday 18 May

If you're a PGR student and juggling the demands your doctoral studies, making time to move can be tricky! Join one of our wellbeing events this week, including walking, yoga and stress management sessions.

Events organised by the Graduate School for PGR students only.

Get involved

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Wellbeing stall

Tuesday 14 May | 12.00pm - 2.00pm | University Library

Meet the Student Wellbeing team to enter our Feel Good bundle competition, share your wellbeing tips with other students, and find out more about the support available to you at University. 

Drop in, no booking required.

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

Feel Good Fest

Wednesday 15 May | 12.00pm - 2.00pm | Third Space, Union Building

The main event - our free festival celebrating everything that helps us feel good. Drop in to enjoy crafts, free food, activity sessions, giveaways and more.

Drop in, no booking required.

More information


Seafront walk social

Thursday 16 May | 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Meet fellow students on a free guided walk of Southsea seafront, taking in some of the most iconic places across Old Portsmouth and Southsea. Stretch your legs, get some fresh air, and discover new places.

Book your place

B Roll shoot

Mindfulness drop-in

Friday 17 May | 1.00pm - 3.00pm | Library

Free sessions to learn mindfulness techniques, provided by mental health experts at Solent Recovery College. Drop in at any time for your chance to learn some great everyday techniques to look after your wellbeing.

Drop in, no booking required.



Win a prize bundle worth £100

Enter this year's competition for a chance to win one of 4 prize bundles:

Top prize (worth £100)

Second prize (worth £50)


Two runners-up will receive a £25 Amazon voucher each.

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Enter the competition

  1. Drop into the Student Wellbeing Stall on either Tuesday 14 May at the University Library, or Wednesday 15 May at Feel Good Fest in Third Space in the Union Building (details above).
  2. Contribute to our Wellbeing Tree by sharing your top tip for looking after your own mental health, to help other students with theirs.
  3. Complete the competition entry form and we'll draw our four winners afterwards.

Keep an eye on your University email account to find out if you've won. This is an in-person competition only, and we will arrange collection for your prizes on campus.

Exclusive student discounts

If you miss out on the four prizes, fear not - the two brilliant local businesses that have donated prizes also have offers available for University of Portsmouth students. Save up to 50% on looking after yourself this May.

Lano yoga logo on white background

Students get 50% off both heated and unheated Drop-In classes after 7pm at LANO.

Use code STUDENT_50_OFF at checkout when booking online.

They also offers have 10% off monthly memberships for full time students - email them at for details.

LANO Yoga, 10 Elm Grove, Southsea, PO5 1JG.

Get discounted yoga



Pebble Health & Beauty

Students get 25% off all full price treatments including massages, facials, nails, waxing, tanning and more on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

There are often additional discount days or treatment offers available during the month.

Pebble Health & Beauty, 139 Fawcett Road, Southsea, PO4 0DQ.

Get discounted treatments



Help with your wellbeing

If you would like some one-to-one advice on your wellbeing, why not get in touch with our Student Wellbeing team?

You can book a same-day advice session to find out more about how to support your wellbeing, or request more support from the team.

There are also plenty of local mental health services and wider support available outside the university, if you'd prefer to speak to someone in the NHS or specialist charities.

B Roll Day 2

More information and resources

Students getting health and wellbeing support
Student Wellbeing Service

Learn more about the help we offer for personal and emotional worries.

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Wellbeing resources and other support

Expert advice from the NHS, charities and more.

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Wellbeing courses, workshops and events

Get involved in the free support available for you at uni, including support groups, drop-in events and the annual Feel Good Fest.

Contact the Student Wellbeing Service

Access mental health support and guidance from our friendly team of wellbeing advisers, counsellors and advisers:

Register for help >

Or you can contact us via:

You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook.

Worried about a student? Whether you're a friend, member of University staff, family member or medical professional you can raise a concern so our service can help.