SWOTVAC 2024

We know SWOTVAC is a stressful time for graduate students, and we’re here to help make life a little easier.
GSA are running a variety of events during SWOTVAC, 27th May – 31st May including FREE Food, Wellness Classes and more.

The 1888 Building will also remain open as usual during SWOTVAC, providing graduate students with facilities and study spaces.

What’s On

Managing Stress and Anxiety through Mindfulness
May 27th, 12pm: Online Workshop

Learn how to manage stress and anxiety using mindfulness techniques with Dr. Haisu Sun in the comfort of your home! In this dynamic and interactive session, students will connect with instructor, Dr Haisu Sun, and peers to discuss their exam-related stress. We will explore mindfulness techniques to not only manage stress but also transform our relationship with it.
 

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Meditation & Breathwork (in-person)

May 27th, 3pm, Gryphon Gallery

Take time to de-stress amid your exam revision or your thesis writing. This 50 min Meditation & Breathwork class will give you the much needed break to help you get back to your studies, refreshed and clear headed. Unwind with a wholesome combination of guided meditation and breathwork exercises. Studies have shown that the practice of breathwork and meditation helps relive stress and anxiety and enhances focus.
 

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FREE Massages

May 28th, 4-6pm

GSA is providing FREE massages to help you relax during SWOTVAC. There is no need to book, simply visit the 1888 Building during 4-6pm on the 28th of May.

No booking required

Lunch Social SWOTVAC Edition

May 29th, 12pm, 1888 Building Courtyards

Studying on campus during SWOTVAC? Refuel with a free lunch on GSA. We will be serving delicious burgers from 'Give A Fork.'
 

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Zumba Class (in-person)

May 29th, 3pm, Gryphon Gallery

Get ready to dance and sweat away the exam stress. Come join us for a fun and energising Zumba Class during SWOTVAC week! No need to worry about dance skills or fitness level, just come ready to move and have a great time.
 

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Therapy Dogs

May 30th, 10am , 1888 Building Front Lawn

The perfect way to de-stress during SWOTVAC. Join GSA for a pat and play with adorable therapy dogs along with FREE coffee and doughnuts. No need to register, just swing by the 1888 Building Front Lawns.
 

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Study Support at the 1888 Building

Looking for a place to study on campus? The 1888 Building has a number of facilities and study rooms for graduate students. 

The 1888 Building is open from 8am – 11pm, during SWOTVAC week. Our front desk is manned from 9am – 5pm as normal business hours. Please Note: You will need your student card to access the building outside of business ours.

  •  Students can book private rooms via DiBS at the 1888 building to get work done or work in small groups.
  • There are also multiple shared study spaces across all floors of the 1888 building, Please check the map for locations.
  • Kitchen faciltiies with microwaves, fridges, boiling water and filtered water. Use them to keep your drinks cold, make yourself some coffee or tea, or warm up your home-made meal.
  • Food! GSA will provide free food throughout the entire week. We provide access to coffee, tea, water and juice, as well as a range of healthy and fun snacks across all days, such as noodle cups, muesli bars, cereals, yoghurt and more.