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The Distractibles

Available resources to assist with students during their time at University.

The distractibles

An Interactive peer-learning session to support neurodivergent staff & students.


The Distractibles Meetups

Finding it hard to focus and plagued by distractions? Join The Distractibles Meetup on the first Wednesday of each month, 12:30pm to 1:30pm. We are a support group of staff and students with small group chat and an ideas bank of things to try. Whether you're neurodiverse or just easily distracted, our peer-support group might be just the thing for you.
Sign up for the next session on 3 July 12.30pm.

7 August session

If you've attended before, you can use the same Zoom link.

Distractibles drop-in space

A cartoon drawing with an open book and an alarm clock saying Time for a break!

Distractibles drop-in space

Some of our regulars have asked to try a regular drop-in space to supplement our monthly online meetups.  

LFA 144 on Mondays 

12pm to 1.30pm

Bring a lunch, or just hang out. Chat with people or just sit and stare. We just thought a regular space might be nice.

Power Hour of Writing

A new periodic table element,60 PHr, get it done!

Elemental by @visualthinkery is licensed under CC-by-sa. Remix by lilian joy.

Struggling to find the time for writing tasks?

You’re not the only one. Try tackling your tasks at the University of York writing Power Hour (Phr).

We run two Phr sessions a week on Wednesday mornings and Friday mornings. Specifically for staff and PGR, it helps carve out regular writing time during the busy university schedule whilst providing encouragement and accountability.

Click to add Phr to your own Google Calendar: Wednesdays and Fridays, 9.20am to 10.30am.

About the Power Hour

The Power Hour of Writing is a concept promoted by UWS. Find out more about UWS' Power Hour. The Power Hour is a short period of protected time to focus on writing alongside supportive colleagues.