Aber Exam Destress

Exam and assessment periods can often be a hectic period for many students with examinations and assessment deadlines a recipe for potential overload.

This year the University and Students’ Union are working in partnership with events and activities to support you during exam and assessment periods.

We also want to make sure you get the support you need during the period, so don’t be afraid to check out the information at the end of this page to useful support services and tips.

The table below highlights a range of events and activities.

While we’ve confirmed as many activities and events as possible, we’re still finalising a couple of details so be sure to check back regularly for updates.

Good luck from everyone at AberSU!



Monday 6th to Saturday 11th January


Aber Exam De-Stress

Aber Exam De-stress is a week-long event giving students the opportunity to have some fun and de-stress. Exam and assessment periods can often be a hectic time for many students.

We want to ensure you get the support you need during this period, which is why we are working in partnership with the University to support you with information, activities and events.

The table below highlights a range of events and activities.

Good luck from everyone at AberSU!


4pm – 5pm Monday 6th and Friday 10th January


Mini Pamper Sessions, Students’ Union

Based in the underground creative mini pamper sessions. Self-care can be something so quick and simple and yet it’s something we often forget! Why not come along to make your own facemask or lip scrub and relax for 10 minutes!


11am – 3pm, Tuesday 7th and Thursday 9th January



Academic Advice Drop-in

Advice Service, Students’ Union

Answering your questions, special circumstances, appeals, unacceptable academic practice and other academic issues.

Drop-in at any point to receive free and independent advice.


11am - 3pm, Friday 10th January


Canine Calming

Picturehourse, Students’ Union

The dogs are back… in collaboration with Ceredigion Guide Dogs; come along for some calming cuddles and take a break from revision and exams.


All Week


De-stress Pack Giveaway

Across Campus

In addition to all our planned activities and events we’ll also be giving away de-stress packs across campus.

These will include fruit, water, bubble wrap and a few other surprises to make it easier for you to stay happy and healthy!


All Week


Arts, Crafts and Board Games

Based in the underground we will have a range of colouring and craft activities available for you to take a break from studies.

Meanwhile if it is a board game you are looking to fill your time with, these are available all year round from our reception; all you need is your Aber Card to loan one out.


All Week


AberSU Wellbeing Room

Wellbeing Room, Students’ Union

Available all year round and not just for exams this small yet comfy room, located along the Students’ Union’s bottom corridor, provides a quiet space for revision or self-care.


All Week


Adopt a Houseplant, Students’ Union

Based in the underground we will have a variety of pot plants which need a home. Not only will a houseplant brighten up your space but they are also shown to have psychological and physical health benefits!


Support Services

As well as activities and events, we want to remind you of some of the support services avalaible should you need them during what can often be a stressful period.


AberSU Advice Service

Telephone: 01970 621712 

Email: union.advice@aber.ac.uk

Advice, Information and Money Service?

Telephone:  01970 621761/622087

Email: student-adviser@aber.ac.uk

Wellbeing Service

Telephone: 01970 621761/622087

Email: studentwellbeing@aber.ac.uk


Telephone: 01970 622378

Email: careers@aber.ac.uk


Don’t forget there a range of roles across campus that can offer advice and support should you need it including student mentors, personal tutors and staff in your department.


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