Bath and Leicester solve exam stressNews
Two universities have been praised for their unique approach to helping students cope with exam stress during this time of year.
During this time of year, exams come thick and fast for students, leaving many students holed up in the library devoid of sunlight and sleep. The Student Unions at the University of Leicester and the Bath Spa University have come up with two very unique ways to help students struggling with exam stress.
The University of Leicester is planning to bring in several puppies on Wednesday 21st May for students to deal with as a welcome break from their exams. While alongside puppies, students have the opportunity to pop bubble wrap as a way to receive 'instant gratification' when handling anxiety about exams.
Education officer and in-coming President of the University of Leicester, Michael Rubin has said 'Trying to reduce stress through providing revision help through our Education Unit, petting puppies and working with Nightline to hand out free tea to keep energy levels up are all really important, positive things for us to do.'
While at the Bath Spa University, students were allowed to take a break from their exams and relax with the help of stroking goats and feeding ducks as a petting zoo was set up outside their library.
This something that has caught on internationally, with the University of Canberra provided its students with its own petting zoo filled with piglets and lambs, sat alongside a make shift pub. However, it doesn't always go so well after a student was bitten by a bear cub at an Washington University in Missori.
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