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Wishing all of our #ARU students, staff and wider community a brilliant weekend! ☀️ Here are a family of ducks spotted by Jaymie, one of ARU’s Social Media Officers, while on a walk in Essex. “Since I have started walking through the park, I've seen these ducklings on most days- they used to be tiny!” Don’t forget that you can share you animal photos (whether pets or wild) with us by tagging us in your post or using the hashtag #ARUanimals ! 🐶 🐱 🐭 🐹 🐰 🦊 #ducklingsofinstagram #potd #weekend

It's been an unprecedented few weeks... Events started to be cancelled, our university switched to online teaching and then a nationwide lockdown. The main thing is to look after own health and to help our NHS by #stayingathome! It's important to try to look after your mental health and wellbeing, now we're staying home. One of the most positive things is to get out in the fresh air once a day. This is a photo that our #ARUAlumni Officer took whilst out on her exercise break. Do share any photos you take whilst out for a walk with #ARUTogether! Here are some tips for wellbeing from the NHS: 1. Stay connected with people Maintaining relationships with people is important for our wellbeing, so think about how you can stay in touch with friends and family while needing to stay at home. You could try phone calls, video calls or social media instead of meeting in person. 2. Talk about your worries It's normal to feel a bit worried, scared or helpless about the current situation. Remember: it is OK to share your concerns with others you trust – and doing so may help them too. 3. Support and help others Helping someone else can benefit you as well as them, so try to be a little more understanding of other people's concerns, worries or behaviours at this time. 4. Look after your body Our physical health has a big impact on how we feel. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, drink enough water and exercise regularly. You can leave your house, alone or with members of your household, for 1 form of exercise a day – like a walk, run or bike ride. But make you keep a safe 2-metre distance from others. 5. Do things you enjoy Focusing on your favourite hobby, relaxing indoors or connecting with others can help with anxious thoughts and feelings. If you can't do the things you enjoy because you're staying at home, think about how you could adapt them, or try something new. There are lots of free tutorials and courses online, and people are coming up with inventive new ways to do things, like hosting online quizzes and concerts. #aruanimals #essexcountryside #stayathomesavelives #swansonalake #aruproud #clapforthenhs #clapforkeyworkers #outforawalk

Welcome to the newest member of the Schools and Colleges Engagement team, Winston. The blue and yellow really suits him 💛💙 It's been almost a fortnight since we shared photos of our working from home colleagues, so in aid of the #FridayFeeling, please share your #ARUanimals with us! 🐢🐰🐦🐶🐱 #AngliaRuskin #AngliaRuskinUniversity #ARUChelmsford #ARUCambridge #ARUPeterborough #ARULondon #animalsofinstagram #petshelping #dogsofinstagram #fridayfeelings #workingfromhome #officedog #dogswearingclothes #goodboy #puppydog #winston #weratedogs #animallovers

Welcome to the newest member of the @ARUEngagement team, Winston. The blue and yellow really suits him 💙💛 It's been almost a fortnight since we shared photos of our working from home colleagues, so in aid of the #FridayFeeling, please share your #ARUanimals with us! 🐶🐱🐦🐰🐢

It's #LoveYourPetDay! What better reason to ask you to share photos of your pets? 🐈🐕🦎🐇🐎🐟 Tag your photo with #ARUAnimals! Here's a photo of Eleanor Rix's cat Harley sent through on Twitter! "My cat Harley helped to write my MA Social Work dissertation ... I don’t think she took her role seriously though... I kept finding her sleeping on the job! #aruanimals #cat #adoptnotshop" #masocialwork #dissertation #photosofanimals #petday #loveyourpetday2020 #petshelpmentahealth #aruproud #angliaruskin #angliaruskinuniversity #animaltherapy #catsofinstagram #catshelping #catsonlaptops #catswriting #catssitanywhere #socialworkstudents #socialwork