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.


(or, Why do I never have enough money at the end of the week?)

Preparation for university: planning and saving. Routine budgeting. Handling problems. Looking forward.

Tactless and unkind people are likely to tell you at some point in your university life that money is like air and sex; it's only a problem if you don't have enough of it. Since these days students are expected to start their working lives in debt, by definition you are unlikely to have enough money and so finance will be a problem for you. So, what's the nature of the problem, and what can you do about it? We've divided this chapter into four main sections. The first is preparation – the big picture of how to set up ...

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