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.

Aftermath
Aftermath

(or, Is there life after university, and is it really scary?)

The big picture. Job-hunting. Deciding what you want to do with your life. Job applications. Job interviews. The first week at work. Forward planning while at university. Gap years, sandwich years and mature students.

Life after university in general, and finding a job in particular, can be a major source of stress for students during the final year at university. The underlying reasons for the stress are the usual suspects, such as:

  • Uncertainty (‘What options are open to me? What will I end up doing?’)
  • Control (‘Will I get the job I apply for?’)
  • Dread (‘What if I don't manage to find anything, and end up with a dog on a string, living on the streets?’)

As usual, there ...

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