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.

The Forgotten Army: Mature, Part-Time and Overseas Students
The forgotten army: Mature, part-time and overseas students

(or, Does anyone ever think about us?)

Feeling as if you don't fit in: before you start; mature students; juggling responsibilities at home and university. Part-time students: work–life balance. Issues affecting students from overseas. Other students from minority groups.

If you're a part-time student, a mature student or a student from overseas, then there's a small word which you're likely to hear quite often when you deal with the university system. It's ‘Ah.’ You'll often hear it when you ask an administrator what the situation is for part-time, mature or overseas students; it usually means either ‘Damn, we forgot about them when we wrote that set of regulations’ or ‘Damn, I'll have ...

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