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5 Jul 2017

Coming soon: Take Your Lunch Break Day

The University’s inaugural Take Your Lunch Break day will take place on Wednesday 12 July.

The event is designed to showcase the range of services, activities and facilities across campus that all staff can take advantage of on a day-to-day basis.

The lawn area outside the Hazlerigg Building will provide the location for a selection of stalls and activities on the day. 

You will be able to:

  • Find out about the range of catering outlets on campus and get lunch from a selection of pop-up food stands.
  • Take part in sporting activities or taster sessions.  Why not try mindfulness or take the Batak reaction challenge – a test of hand-eye co-ordination. The pool will be open for a free swim.
  • Learn more about the range of sport facilities, gym membership options and exercises classes available.  There is something for everyone; from walking and running routes, through to Yoga and Zumba.
  • Talk to staff from LU Arts about their lunchtime programme
  • Discover the development opportunities support services and available to you – from the Staff Development courses through to physiotherapy. You will even be able to have a short massage if you want.

The chance to take a lunch break, relax with colleagues or just being able to take time out was highlighted as an issue in the recent Staff Survey. Take Your Lunch Break Day is one initiative of a wider programme designed to support the well- being of staff and drive forward improvements to the working environment across the University.

The event will be opened by Professor Jacqui Glass at 11:30, but you can pop along anytime between until 2.30pm.

Rob Allan, Director of Human Resources comments: “It is easy for us all to lose sight of the amazing range of opportunities available to us on campus as members of staff if we only step outside our offices. We can all too often get caught up in work and eat lunch at our desks. This event, which will launch an ongoing programme of activity, is designed to encourage staff to take appropriate breaks and remind them about the wealth of opportunities available. It is important to our health and wellbeing and I would urge all take to take a break on 12 July.”   

A follow-up Take Your Lunch Break Day is planned for 20 September. Why not put the date in your diary now?