Coping with exam stress

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Exam season is the most stressful time of year for many students.

Sarah Gillborn, Vice President Welfare at Leeds Beckett Students’ Union, tells us about ‘Stress Less Fest’ and how students can stay on top of things.

Why did Leeds Beckett SU begin running ‘Stress Less Fest’?

We started running Stress Less Fest simply because we know that the weeks leading up to the exam period can be a really stressful time. We want to encourage students to take time out for themselves and to look after themselves during this period, and rather than putting out a leaflet or some form of publication with ways to destress, we thought the best way to do it is to bring the de-stressing activities to the students!

What have been your most successful activities, and how effective have they been in helping students?

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