What is Fika?
The University of Plymouth welcomes you to Fika: a place to relax, share some cake and make time for your wellbeing. Hosted by Student Wellbeing Services and the University's Equality Team every two weeks in the Pastoral & Spiritual Care Centre, 1 Kirkby Place, all University staff are invited to pause and unwind during your busy working day over some cake.
According to The Swedish Kitchen, “Fika is much more than having a coffee. It is a social phenomenon, a legitimate reason to set aside a moment for quality time. It can be with colleagues, family, friends, or someone you are trying to get to know. It is a tradition observed frequently, preferably several times a day." Taking time out of your day to relax and switch off from your emails for a bit is important for your wellbeing and Fika gives you the chance to socialise and pause with others too.
Where is Fika?
The Fika meetings are held upstairs in 1 Kirkby Terrace (the Pastoral & Spiritual Care Centre). If you have accessibility requirements or concerns about using the stairs then email firstname.lastname@example.org