SSW Your Guide to Thrive: Talk and Q&A with The Sleep School (Tuesday)

21 November 2023, 4:30 pm–5:30 pm

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Learn innovative techniques for sleep hygiene and healthy habits with Sleep School.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

UCL students






Student Support and Wellbeing


Torrington Place
United Kingdom

‘Your Guide to Thrive’ organised by Student Support and Wellbeing is a fun-packed week in Term 1 (Monday 20th - Friday 24th November 2023) designed to help you develop good self-care practices at UCL. Our talks, walks and workshops will nurture your financial and academic skills, as well as your physical and mental health. Be sure to book your spot at these events and activities!

It's widely known that sleep helps us to stay focused, improves concentration, and academic performance. In this lecture and Q&A, Dr Guy Meadows, a leading sleep expert from Sleep School, will talk you through all the sleep essentials you need to succeed during your time at university.

This in-person session is aimed at all UCL students. The content will cover:

  • Sleep’s crucial role in supporting our mental, emotional and physical health
  • Common factors affecting the sleep of students
  • How much sleep do we need and how to manage a sleep debt
  • How to create a regular sleep/work/life routine to improve our sleep quality
  • Effectively managing nighttime waking
  • How to optimise your lifestyle habits for better sleep
  • How to sleep well during exam season and periods of stress
  • Clinically proven tools to help calm a busy mind and a restless body
  • Q&A

Places are limited, so make sure you book your spot!

If you're unable to make this date, Dr Guy Meadows will be delivering the same session as a webinar on Thursday 23rd November 2023, 12pm-1pm.

Find out what else is happening during Student Support and Wellbeing's 'Your Guide to Thrive' week here. Our wide range of Events and Activities throughout the academic year help you maintain your physical, emotional and mental health. Student Support and Wellbeing strive to give all UCL students the chance to try something new, make friends and develop wellbeing skills for university and beyond. We hope to see you at one of our events soon!

Build your SSW

Student Support and Wellbeing curate termly campaigns to support the three core aspects of your own SSW: Social bonding, Skills for life and Wellbeing at university. Each activity aims to develop one, two, or all three of these aspects.

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About the Speaker

Dr Guy Meadows

at The Sleep School

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Ranked as the ‘UK’s leading sleep expert’, Dr Guy Meadows helps individuals improve the quality of their sleep and daytime performance.

Dr Guy Meadows is a sleep physiologist, with a doctorate from Imperial College, London. He has been working in sleep for the past twelve years, eight of which have been dedicated purely to helping clients overcome insomnia.

Guy spent four and half years working within the sleep research laboratories of the Royal Brompton and Charing Cross hospitals. He is trained in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), pioneering the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Insomnia (ACT-i). Guy regularly talks and runs training workshops for therapists and General Practitioners.