Q. What are Awareness Weeks?
A. Student Services run regular Health and Wellbeing Weeks on each campus. These involve activities, guests and information that focus on promoting positive wellbeing across our campuses. Look out for the latest information and guest line-ups which will be advertised around campus.
ACM Awareness Weeks:
National Sexual Health Week (September)
This week aims to bring awareness to sexual health. Throughout the week ACM will signpost local Sexual Health Clinics and welcome in professionals from these clinics to have a presence on campus.
Postural Awareness Week (October)
This week focused attention on posture awareness, presenting information to students on how best to look after themselves and encouraging them to maintain better posture so not cause injury in later life, something that could negatively impact their future career opportunities.
National Chocolate Week (November)
This event is a socialising opportunity to encourage students to meet like minded creatives and develop new relationships after a month of being a part of the ACM community.
Each campus is bought a chocolate fountain, marshmallows and fruit to host at the hub, reception or student areas within their campuses.
ACM Seasonal Vulnerabilities (December)
This week raised awareness of difficulties some people may face when approaching the festive period. We offer numerous resources with information relating to relationship struggles, substance misuse, poverty, homelessness and loneliness.
ACM New Year New You (January)
This week promotes ideas for a healthy lifestyle, leaving behind unhealthy lifestyle choices of the previous year and planning healthy ones for the year ahead.
ACM Valentines (February)
This week aims to build awareness of what a healthy relationship looks like. It will put focus on signs of abuse and how to find support.
Equality & Diversity Awareness Week (March / April)
Equality and diversity is an important topic that affects the whole of society. No-one should be discriminated against due to their social standing, faith / belief, sexual orientation, gender or race.
Laws and government acts protect us from prejudicial judgment, we all have the same rights which are only slightly affected should we ever be linked to illegal activity. We have every right to challenge someones decision should it not sit well with us.
We all have a duty to make sure everyone in society is treated with respect and given the same opportunities that we have been given regardless of where they come from, if their views are different from us or if we agree with their way of life.
This week brings awareness to the need for Equality and Diversity across society and the Music Industry.
National Mental Health Week (May)
This week aims to promote Mental Health Awareness by encouraging students and staff to be open with each other, be it with friends, family or colleagues, about their mental health. We seek to encourage this for the positive benefits it will bring.
National Volunteers Week(June)
This week seeks to encourage students to engage in volunteering of local and national charities or organisations. This is to support students in gaining work experience that will strengthen their CV’s for the future.