Universities gripped by puppy mania

 Puppies for relaxation It's exam time and I've written before here about the advent of the puppy room as a means of addressing exam stress. All parts of the media seem to have got rather excited about this and other stress-busting approaches as this  BBC News story demonstrates:   University students have ordered hundreds of … Continue reading Universities gripped by puppy mania

No stress in academia?

Professor ranked as one of the least stressful jobs. Inside Higher Ed has a report on an annual work survey which again names Professor as a low-stress job. This year’s report ranks university professor the No. 4 least-stressful job, behind audiologist, hair stylist and jeweler. Seamstress/tailor, dietician, medical records technician, librarian, multimedia artist and drill press … Continue reading No stress in academia?

Exam stress? Head for the puppy room

It's furry therapy apparently. Last year we heard that Dalhousie University in Canada had provided a puppy room to help students deal with exam stress. Now it seems that another university has joined in and, according to the Huffington Post, Aberdeen Students are also getting a puppy room to help them relax during revision: Stressed … Continue reading Exam stress? Head for the puppy room