This week, two talks are on offer to help students through the stresses of the exams period: ‘Understanding Stress’ will explain what stress is, why it happens and most importantly, how you can minimise its effects on your academic study and maintain your health. Open to all students, the talk is taking place on Wednesday 20th April at 3.00pm in Carrington 101. Students who have been to this talk have said it is “very good for stress management strategies, clearly delivered, good questions and answers” and that the “information given is phenomenal – it is the kind of information all students need to cope”.
This talk is followed on Thursday by: ‘Stop Procrastination!’ which will provide students with advice about getting work started and handed in on time. The talk will be on Thursday 21st April at 2.00pm, also in Carrington 101. Students who have attended this talk in the past commented that it: “is very helpful; targets specific ‘conflict’ areas and teaches you how to resolve the problem effectively”, “it’s a great short start to a more positive attitude to work.” One student added, “the talk was ‘spot on’. It was really what I was experiencing and it was good to get what I was feeling into perspective.”
These talks are both part of the ‘Life Tools’ series run by Student Wellbeing. There is no need to book a place – students should just come along to either talk on the day.
Further talks will be run in the coming weeks on: Increasing Concentration; Managing exams pressure; Getting a good night’s sleep and Mindfulness for stress reduction.