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MINDFULLNESS APPS

Head Space

Start with the Basics, learn to meditate with this free basics pack, a 10-day beginner’s course that guides you through the essentials of meditation and mindfulness. It’ll give you a solid foundation to build your practice on.

Sleep Cycle

Stress levels are understandably high at the moment, which isn’t exactly conducive to a good night’s sleep. Understanding your sleeping pattern can help you to make the most of your rest and Sleep Cycle makes it very easy to do.

Thrive

Thrive helps you prevent and manage stress, anxiety and related conditions. The game based app can be used to relax before a stressful situation or on a more regular basis to help you live a happier, more stress-free life.

 

SilverCloud

SilverCloud is an online course to help you manage stress, anxiety and depression. You work through a series of topics selected by a therapist to address specific needs. The eight-week course is designed to be completed in your own time and at your own pace.

 

Cove

Create music to capture your mood and express how you feel with the Cove app. Instead of words, create music to reflect emotions like joy, sadness, calm and anger. You can store your music in a personal journal, or send them to someone and let the music do the talking.

 

VIRTUAL TOURS

Natural History Museum

Being stuck at home shouldn't mean you can't enjoy a bit of culture. Take a virtual tour of our very own Natural History Museum

The Real World

17 national parks you can take virtual tours to.

Bored of lockdown strolls at your local park? Why not take it up a notch by hiking to Everest, scaling El Capitan, or walking the sand dunes of Namibia, the glaciers Patagonia and the trails of the Grand Canyon? With dozens of the world’s best national parks offering interactive tours online, you can now go exploring in your pyjamas! Here are our top 17 national parks you can discover with a virtual tour.

Hestercombe Gardens

Keeping it local why not take a tour of Hestercombe Gardens in Taunton and enjoy the outdoors virtually.

 

STREAMING APPS

Netflix

Sit back and relax in your room with your Netflix subscription. Netflix has an extensive library of feature films, documentaries, TV programmes, anime, award-winning Netflix originals, and more. Watch as much as you want, any time you want.

Amazon Prime

Discover Amazon Originals - Stream Grand Tour, American Gods & Man in the High Castle now! Download & Watch Offline.

YouTube

YouTube's Official Channel helps you discover what's new & trending globally. Watch must-see videos, from music to culture to Internet phenomena.

PUB QUIZZES

Wednesday

7pm, PJ Quiz Co.

Take part via Facebook. Quizmaster Paul Jackson has been hosting pub quizzes for 10 years, but the recent coronavirus pandemic has forced him to take his skills online. There are no prizes, but you can join players from around the world for a bit of fun and "banter". There's another quiz at 7pm on Sundays.

EVERY Night

7pm, Goose's Quizzes, Edinburgh

Take part via game streaming site Twitch and fill out the answers on a special Google Form answer sheet – the deadline to submit the form is 5pm the following day, and the winner is announced at the start of the next quiz. While there's no fee, the organisers suggest those taking part donate the price of a pint (£3-£4ish if you can afford it) to help them carry on offering free quizzes.

SPORTS

Premier League

Catch up on past matches, sports news and trivia with Premier League on Facebook

UEFA Nations League

Find out more on the UEFA Nations League website about  sports news and trivia

Sky Sports

Catch up on past matches, sports news and trivia with Sky Sport 

BT Sport

Looking for something to watch, why not try BT Sport. They have put together a collection of clips and sporting events for you to enjoy.

Formula 1

Need an F1 fix? Join the team on Facebook for a virtual race.

KEEPING FIT

Men's Health

Men's Health have put an article together showing you '21 of the Best Exercises for Beginners to Try at Home'. We know this lock down can be hard on us so why not try some of theses moves in your room.

Have you considered taking up running? Well Laurie Shaw took on the challenge of running 1 Mile Every Day for 30 Days to try and beat his own time. See how he got on!

Road Warrior Blog

35 exercises and 18 workouts to do in a hotel room (or anywhere else)

Coleman the Road Warrior has written a creative and thought out blog on how to stay active when you are stuck in your hotel room. He also has helpful tips on how to stay focused and motivated so that you can stick to your new routine.

Every Day

Yoga with Adriene Mishler

Yoga with Adriene was recognized by Google as the most searched workout of 2015, was recognized by The Wall Street Journal, and was awarded a Streamy in Health and Wellness in 2016. On Adriene's website you will find many free workouts available to you and whilst in quarantine why not try out her 30 day challenge.

 

WALKS AROUND CAMPUS

LIVE SHOWS

National Theatre

No longer feel you are missing out on the creative shows that are on at the National Theatre. You can catch them all on their Youtube channel

The Show Must Go On!

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber is calling out to all musical lovers who can enjoy a different musical each Friday. Take time out and enjoy them on his Youtube channel.

MUSIC

Global Citizen

Celebrities are coming together recording themselves live from their own home in a bid  to help raise funds against COVID-19.

Check out the youtube channel to catch some of your favourite artists.

 

 

Guitar Lessons

Looking to learn something new? Well Fender have put together three free levels of online lessons for you to learn the chords, scales and then to progress onto some songs.

 

Fuller's Virtual Pub

Even though the government has made the decision to close the pubs, Fuller's have found away to connect with everyone with a session each week. They are on Facebook and Twitter.

Wednesday at  8.30pm - The Ultimate Stay Inn Pub Quiz

Friday at 8.30pm - Happy Hour #TheStayInn

Saturday at 8.30pm - #TheStayInn Live