SSW Exam Season Toolkit: 7am Walking Club

19 March 2024, 7:00 am–8:00 am

Drawing of 2 walkers and sunshine

Turn your attention away from stress to the beauty of nature, connecting with London and your peers along the way.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All | UCL students






Student Support and Wellbeing


UCL Front Quad
Gower Street

As you enter Term 3, Student Support and Wellbeing offer our 'Exam Season Toolkit' as a helping hand to support you with a successful exam season (March, April and May 2024). We invite you to take time out from revision and de-stress. Our Toolkit will help you get ready, get set, and go forth to succeed in your assessments. Be sure to book your spot at these events and activities!

About the 7am Walking Club

Walking in a group is a great way to start exercising, make new friends and stay motivated. Join the 7am Walking Club and experience the mood boosting benefits of walking and take in the sights of Bloomsbury. This walk will be led by Ankith, a Student Residence Adviser and will offer a unique view of London in the morning, guaranteeing a great start to your day! Please remember to wear sensible walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing.

Meeting Point: Portico steps in the UCL Front Quad, Gower St, London WC1E 6AE

Meeting Time: 6.50am, ready for a 7am start!

The benefits of walking

Physical activity has a huge potential to enhance our wellbeing. Even a short burst of 10 minutes of brisk walking increases our mental alertness, energy and positive mood.

1. It will give you an energy boost: Walking increases oxygen flow through the body. It can also increase levels of cortisol, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. Those are the hormones that help elevate energy levels.

2. It will improve your mood: Walking can help your mental health and has been shown to help reduce anxiety, depression, and a negative mood. It can also boost self-esteem and reduce symptoms of social withdrawal.

3. It will help you think creatively: Studies show that walking opens up a free flow of ideas and is a simple way to increase creativity and get physical activity at the same time.

Other Student Support and Wellbeing Events

Find out what else is happening during Student Support and Wellbeing's 'Exam Season Toolkit' 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.

Venn diagram with each circle showing Social, Wellbeing and Skills