Managing Stress

Stress is a part of everyday life and a normal reaction to the demands of university life, whether you are an undergraduate or postgraduate student. However, lacking an understanding of what stress is can lead to poor management of stress, which can exacerbate the negative impact of stress and prevent you from reaching your academic and professional potential. This workshop will explore ways to manage your stress and use it to your advantage.

Content of the workshop

This workshop explores the causes of stress and the effects of on-going stress through group discussion and interactive exercises. From understanding the physiology of stress, changing thinking patterns, and connecting with emotions, emphasis is placed on learning healthier ways to think about stress.

By the end of the workshop you will have learnt:

  • To identify what stress is and how it affects your productivity
  • How you currently manage stressful situations
  • How to focus on your studies, stay calm under pressure and enhance your productivity through the skill of mindfulness

Benefits for students:

  • Strategies for reducing the harmful effects of stress
  • Increased awareness of how to become more resilient to stress
  • Set the foundation for future effectiveness at university and in the workplace


Wednesday 9 March, 1 - 2pm at CAPS reception (Level 5, Jane Foss Russell Building)