Stress less at La Trobe: how are students faring?

18 May 2016

Written by: Vivienne Duck

As exams loom for La Trobe University students, Wellbeing Week aims to put a smile on people's faces amidst the chaos. Caitlyn Leggett chats to some students about how they're dealing with stress.

La Trobe’s Student Union has dedicated week 11 of the semester to helping relieve stress from students awaiting their mid-year exams.

Stress Less is part of the union’s Wellbeing Week which will bring many activities for students to enjoy including free yoga and pilates classes, workshops and movies. The Student Union will also be handing out free study packs to help students prepare.

upstart attended the Stress Less Carnival on Simpsons Lawn, where bean bags were scattered across the grounds for relaxing, free food and games were provided, and a petting zoo was on hand to cheer everybody up; the obvious favourite for the day.

With animals including a Shetland pony, Kelpie dogs, lambs, geese, piglets, chickens, rabbits and guinea pigs, upstart asked students about their stress levels at this time of year and if the festival was helping to lower them.



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Presenter: Caitlyn Leggett is a third year journalism student at La Trobe University and a staff writer for upstart magazine. You can follow her on Twitter here: @caitlynjleggett




Vivienne DuckThumbProducer: Vivienne Duck is a third year Bachelor of Journalism (sport) student and the culture and lifestyle editor with upstart. You can follow her on twitter @VivienneDuck