How to … event: Stress

As the university’s main exam period fast approaches we thought we would focus April’s  ‘How to …’ events on Stress.


Staff will be visiting each of our campus libraries where there will be the opportunity to learn how to …

  • Cope with exams
  • Organise your assignments
  • Find books on relieving stress
  • Get some useful tips on tackling stress
  • Find out who can you help within the University


Pop along to one of the sessions detailed below:

Date Location Time
Mon 16th April School of Art Library,

Margaret Street

11:30 to 12:30
Tue 17th April Curzon Library 11:30 to 12:30
Wed 18th April Kenrick Library 11:30 to 12:30
Thu 19th April  School of Jewellery Library, Vittoria Street 10:00 to 11:00
Fri 20th April Mary Seacole Library 11:30 to 12:30

Hope to see you there!

^Posted on behalf of Huizhe Jin and Janet Fox, Customer Services.


Image reproduced with kind permission of Getty Images UK under the terms of an exclusive license agreement between BCU and Getty Images.

Take the stress out of studying

It’s exam time, but there’s no need to stress!

To help you unwind, we’re running a couple of workshops:

Coping with Anxiety

Thursday 19 May 2016  12pm – 1pm  Curzon 515


Thursday 19 May 2016  1pm – 2pm  Curzon 515

Email Janet Fox to book your place.

Please note there are only 10 places available for the Mindfulness workshop. These will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

You can also do some colouring at Curzon Library to help you relax.

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Our tips to help you study:

  • Take regular breaks – give your eyes and mind a rest for 10 minutes each hour.
  • Exercise – take a walk around campus, or even just around the library!
  • Keep hydrated – drinking water is available at some of our Libraries, with cafés or coffee pods not far from any of our locations.
  • Keep your brain active during revision periods by ensuring you get enough sleep, and avoid stimulants such as caffeine and alcohol. If you have a tendency to spend your free time worrying about exams, make sure you use this time to remain active and social to keep your mind off it – stay as stress-free as possible!