Unweekend in Zurich

May 13, 17:00-16:00 (UK), 18:00-17:00 (CH)

The scientific excellence and well-being initiative fosters excellence, well-being and mental strength among researchers. This weekend serves as time for current and prospective contributors of the initiative to think about how the initiative could evolve.

Especially, we want

  • Build team spirit
  • Network and get new ideas and perspectives
  • Brainstorm ideas for events
  • Reflect on the goal of the initiative and how to move it forward
  • Get a motivational kick and build momentum
  • Onboard new people interested in contributing to the initiative


  • “Untime” (Open space and time which participants will fill with their topics and wishes)
  • Cooking together, Bonfire evening, with outdoor cooking
  • Brainstorming/creative session
  • Meditation/mindfulness practice
  • Session to reflect on and define the vision of the initiative
  • Teambuilding (e.g some outdoor games)
  • Leisure time (e.g. small hike, …)

When, Where Start: Friday, May 13th, End: Sunday, roughly 16:00

We go food shopping for our jointly cooked meals in Turbenthal. Afterwards we do a shuttle by car to our location: https://www.gruppenhaus.ch/de/haus/partyhaus/neugueetli-steinenbach/400

What to bring?

  • Sleeping bag (if you dont have one, contact Flo)
  • Whatever you need for the weekend.