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.
Assessment: Coursework, Exams and Stress
(or, How can I do better with less hassle?)
Preventing stresses where possible; learning how the assessment process works. Exam nerves and coursework stressors. Extenuating circumstances; what to do if life events are affecting your work. Handling the outcomes; what to do with unexpectedly good results, unexpectedly bad results and expected results.
Throughout your university life, you will encounter various forms of coursework and exams. These cause a lot of stress to a lot of students. Sometimes the stress comes from uncertainty about what the results will be; sometimes, it takes the form of exam nerves or writer's block; sometimes, it comes after the results are posted, in the form of bad results when you thought you had ...