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Activities taking place on Hazlerigg lawn

19 Sep 2017

Take Your Lunch Break Day returns on 20 September

A second edition of the University’s Take Your Lunch Break Day will take place tomorrow (Wednesday 20 September) from 12 – 2pm.

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. A selection of stalls, activities and games will be out on the lawn area outside the Hazlerigg Building.

You can try something different for lunch with a range of pop-up food stands serving burgers, Thai green curry, vegetarian Indian food as well as coffee, muffins and ice cream. There will also be a cake sale raising funds and awareness of the University’s dementia campaign.

Two mindfulness and positive thinking sessions will be run by the Centre for Faith and Spirituality in the Hazlerigg Council Chamber at 12:30 – 12:50pm and 1 – 1:20pm.

The Sports Development Centre will provide information about the sport facilities, gym membership and classes available to staff. There will even be an opportunity to try a short massage.

You can also explore more ways to enjoy your lunch break with information on staff use of the Library, as well as campus walking routes and harvest opportunities promoted by the sustainability team.

Throughout the day (10am – 4pm) LU Arts’ Handicraft Unit exhibition of period furniture built by Loughborough students in the 1930s will be open in the Martin Hall Exhibition Space. It continues until October 13.

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 wellbeing of staff and drive forward improvements to the working environment across the University.

Rob Allan, Director of Human Resources said: “It is easy for us all to lose sight of the amazing range of opportunities available to us on campus as members of staff. We can all too often get caught up in work and eat lunch at our desks.

“This event 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 20 September.”