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.

Life Planning
Life planning

(or, What do I want my life to be, and how do I get there?)

Principles of life planning. Time management. Priority management. Planning for the long term and short term. Preparing for life after university.

Some of the material in this chapter will be familiar, since the same issues crop up in a variety of contexts. This chapter brings together a number of topics into what's intended to be a coherent framework for sorting out your life and making the most of it on your terms. The first section deals with the big picture and general principles of life planning and life skills as a whole. The second section deals with finer-grained day-to-day organisation. The third section deals with planning ahead for your ...

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