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As you enter Term 3, Student Support and Wellbeing offer our 'Exam Season Toolkit' as a helping hand to support you with a successful exam season (March, April and May 2024). We invite you to take time out from revision and de-stress. Our Toolkit will help you get ready, get set, and go forth to succeed in your assessments. Be sure to book your spot at these events and activities!

About the alpaca session

On Tuesday 16 April Student Support and Wellbeing are delighted to welcome Stanton's Farm back onto campus with their adorable Alpacas. We encourage you to take a break from revision to meet and feed our woolly friends (make sure you have your phone handy too as they're also often keen on a cheeky selfie)!

We all know that being with animals can reduce blood pressure, lower pulse rates and alleviate feelings of tension and anxiety. Due to Alpaca's enjoying human company and also being very gentle, inquisitive and intelligent, spending just a short amount of time with these fluffy animals is a great way to de-stress. Unlike some other animals, they’re not prone to sudden movements or loud noises, making them a good choice for anyone who is anxious or easily startled. Join us for a pet and a stroke and experience their calming effects for yourself.

To guarantee your spot, please book onto one of the available time slots via the 'Book Now' button above. Your slot will last 15 minutes and you will be part of a group. If spaces have sold out, we encourage you to pop along on the day and we'll do our best to squeeze you in on a first come first served basis. The Alpaca's will also be back on Friday 24th May which you can register for here!

Please note this event is open to students only. We look forward to seeing you there!

The benefits of spending time with alpacas

There’s far more to alpaca therapy than just the cuteness factor. One of the most important benefits of physical touch is the release of oxytocin, a hormone that promotes feelings of relaxation and bonding. Patting an alpaca can help release oxytocin, which can in turn reduce anxiety. In fact, research has shown that spending time with animals can lower blood pressure, heart rate, and cortisol levels, all of which are associated with stress! Come meet the Alpacas for yourself, and we guarantee you'll head home feeling even happier and more buoyant than when you arrived.

Other Student Support and Wellbeing Events

Find out what else is happening during Student Support and Wellbeing's 'Exam Season Toolkit' here. Our wide range of Events and Activities throughout the academic year help you maintain your physical, emotional and mental health. Student Support and Wellbeing strive to give all UCL students the chance to try something new, make friends and develop wellbeing skills for university and beyond. We hope to see you at one of our events soon!

Build your SSW

Student Support and Wellbeing curate termly campaigns to support the three core aspects of your own SSW: Social bonding, Skills for life and Wellbeing at university. Each activity aims to develop one, two, or all three of these aspects.

Venn diagram with each circle showing Social, Wellbeing and Skills

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