University welcomes world’s cutest stress relievers

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Puppy petting day at UWE

At the University of the West of England puppies are being brought in for stress-relieving study breaks.

Studies show that petting a dog decreases blood pressure and relieves anxiety. It can also reduce the amount of the stress hormone cortisol we produce.

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The stress relief event was put on by University Cribs who host these kind of events all around the country,

They acknowledge that the beginning of the year is a stressful time for students and is full of revision, dissertations and exams.

The day was aimed to reduce stress for Bristol’s students in line with UWE’s ‘Feel Good February.’

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Ahmed Emara, the Students’ Union President at UWE, said that event acts as a fundraising opportunity to help people with mental health issues.

The students certainly seemed to enjoy themselves, see their reactions below:

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