‘Stressed Out Students’ to help relieve exam stress

Exam season is upon us.
Image: Flickr, Ayhan Savaşan.Exam season is upon us. Image: Flickr, Ayhan Savaşan.

With the busy exam period looming before us once again, Newcastle University Student Union provides support to students on how to both prioritise deadlines and revision, and allocate time to relaxation in order to prevent stress and anxiety.

An array of services are available including the Student Wellbeing Service at Kings Gate; the Student Advice Centre (SAC) in the Students’ Union; and the Welfare and Equality Officer, who will be holding drop-in sessions between 2-4pm every Wednesday of exam period.

In addition, students will be able to confide and discuss their academic concerns with David Quinn, the University’s academic advisor, who is more than willing to help relieve stress during this stressful time.

In addition, if students want to escape the mundanity of revision for a short space of time, there are many stress busting activities organised on campus as well.

Every Wednesday from the 10th May until 7th June at 11-3pm, there are free massages available in the Students Union which is an easy way to relax after a busy day of revision.

Moreover, the University have also organised a Puppy Day on 5th June at 11am-3pm in Venue L2 of the Students’ Union. This will benefit not only students as they will be able to have an invaluable break from their books by cuddling the puppies but will also give the guide dogs a break from training. This will undoubtedly be a popular event and to avoid disappointment, students must sign up for their fifteen-minute slot.

“We are very fortunate to be surrounded by a support network during the exam season!

It is hard to balance your life with this amount of workload, but the University and Students Union helps a lot at this stressful time,”

said Emilija, final year Biomedical Genetics student.

“I especially loved a Puppy Day last year, so definitely will be going this year!”

On multiple days throughout the exam season, students will be given the opportunity to receive a free henna tattoo between 2.30-5.30pm in the Robinson Library.

The array of relaxing incentives will be available on campus, including free tea and coffee every day from 11am, table tennis tables, counselling services and retail therapy.

Go to NUSU website to see the full list of events available.

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