20 February 2017
Wrexham Glyndwr University celebrates Random Acts of Kindness Week 2017
An art professor took half a day out of academia to make cups of tea for members of the public as part of an annual celebration of being kind.
Events were held at the Wrexham Glyndwr University’s Mold Road and Regent Street campuses for Random Acts of Kindness Week (RAK) 2017.
The event celebrates kind acts which are doable, simple and meaningful and saw Professor Alec Shepley, Head of the School of Creative Arts, welcome people to the university’s art school for a hot drink and a chat.
Alec said: ““We were delighted to welcome students, staff and members of the public to Regent Street. My own work is focused on the idea of audience exchange so Random Acts of Kindness fitted in well with that. The creative gesture is in itself a proposal which benefits not only the receiver but those watching on.”
RAK Week 2017 at Wrexham Glyndwr University started on Monday 13 February with Health, Wellbeing and Community and Health and Social Care students giving out 100 Bags of Inspiration to staff and students.
The bags featured a highlighter, teabag, sticky notes, a quotation, lollipop, party popper and pen – all designed to focus on a different aspect of the receivers life. For example, the quotation for inspiration and a party popper for celebration.
Other events for RAK Week 2017 at Wrexham Glyndwr University included the Students’ Union giving away 100 free drinks. Student Funding and Welfare also handed out cake bars to students attending appointments.
All of the week’s events were promoted on social media using the hashtag #RAKWeek2017 and #kindglyndwr.