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The Stress-Free Guide to Studying at University

The Stress-Free Guide to Studying at University

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April 2008 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Stress, Well-Being and University Life provides a positive and supportive guide to understanding, preventing and managing the stress that can be associated with student life.

The book is structured around the main stressors that are likely to be encountered as a student, such as the initial adjustment to college life, financial difficulties, and the pressure of examination. Throughout, the emphasis is on achieving well-being, by minimizing the disruption caused by stress and learning from difficult experiences.

Three main strategies are investigated for handling stress:
  • Reducing the likelihood of encountering stressful situations
  • Learning how to handle stressful situations when they can't be avoided
  • Moving on from stressful experiences and achieving positive well-being

This guide will be a great help to any student troubled by the pressures of college. The highly practical strategies provided here will help to ensure that the reader gets the most from their time as a student, without the interference of unnecessary stress.

Stress and well-being: an overview
Ways of handling stress and anxiety
Leaving home and starting university
Assessment: coursework, exams and stress
Survival skills, relationships and social life
Major life events
Life planning
The forgotten army: mature, part-time and overseas students


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Very useful for helping students manage the demands of university study.

Dr Linda Asquith
Department of Social Sciences, Leeds Beckett University
September 12, 2019

We are using this book to support our student wellbeing activities and is very much welcomed

Ms Paula Hearsum
School of Arts and Media, Brighton University
July 17, 2020

too basic for student level

Mrs Angela Mazzetti
Business School, University of Teesside
May 16, 2015

This publication is aimmed at young students at university for the first time; it is not suitable for mature students. The course I teach is for mature students.

It would be helpful to have a survival guide for mature students who maybe balancing a career, a family and running a home with their studies.

Mr Richard Carroll
School of Health , Guildford College of Further and Higher Education
September 20, 2013

A useful text and resource for students who are new to higher education

Mr Andrew Southgate
Adult Nursing Department, Canterbury Christ Church University
December 2, 2011

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