It's important to stay calm, relaxed and to keep stress levels down during the exams season, and as your Students’ Union we recognise that.
That’s why while you've been writing essays and putting in endless hours of revision, we've been organising a whole host of events with the sole intention of giving you the best chance to relax and ease the tension. Check out all the details below!
Exam Pack Giveaway in the David Wilson Library (11am - 3pm) & SU Square (9am - 12pm) (3rd, 4th, 8th May)
You'll be able to grab your own exam pack on the 3rd & 4th of May, which includes a selection of handy items such as a wall planner, stationery, tea and of course, some sweets to keep those sugar levels up. Life-savers if you ask us.
Your Brain and Revision (8th May) & Organisation and Time Management (9th May) Training Sessions
Get top tips on effective revision courtesy of our Training Team, or attend their interactive workshop to help you effectively manage your time. Book now.
LUSH Cosmetics in The SU Square 11am -3pm (Wednesday 10th May)
LUSH Cosmetics will be arriving (incredible smell in trail) on campus on May 10th to give out awesome samples and product workshops in The Square. Don't miss out.
Chill Out Zones in the Training Room 10am - 4pm (4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th May)
We'll be running a series of chill-out zones during the exam period to enable you to take time out. A tried and tested event, the chill out zone is the perfect space for you to unwind and relax. We will have modelling clay and stress balls on hand, films on show and beanbags to ensure that you can have some well-deserved time off.
Inflatable Assault Course 10am - 4pm (Thursday 11th May)
Backflips at the ready! We're bringing in a gigantic inflatable assault course on the VC's Lawn (yeah, that's right) ready for you to trample all over all in the name of defeating exam blues. Nostalgic.
Relaxation Station in the SU Square 10:30am - 3:30pm (Monday 15th & 22nd May)
Free massages, simply put, is something you just don't say no to. Yes, we're helping you ease away your exam tension with incredible ten-minute back massages on us. Thank us later.
Lasertag in the O2 Academy - 12pm - 5pm (Monday 15th May)
In our eyes, nothing tackles the stress quite like an old-school game of laser tag - which is exactly why we're bringing it to the O2 Academy main room on May 15th. First come, first served - start recruiting your crew.
Hungry For Change 'Ready Steady Cook' on the Terrace (Outside SU Square)
12pm - 4pm (Friday 19th May)
Leicester’s much-loved version of Ready Steady Cook returns due to high demand this May. Students and staff will be competing to win the coveted title of ‘Best Pepper’ as they go head-to-head flexing their culinary clout. Join them for an afternoon of fun and food tasting, with a home grown twist!
Tackle the Tower - Mountaineering Fundraiser to climb the Attenborough Tower
10:30am - 3:30pm(Friday 19th May)
The Mountaineering Team Leicester Club need you as they return to conquer the Attenborough Tower. Following their huge 2015 fundraiser that raised over £5,000, they’re back to raise funds for the City of Sanctuary charity who do vital work to support asylum seekers here on our doorstep. Bring your trainers, determination and a donation and support them in Tackling the Tower once again.
Guide Dogs in the Training Room 11:30am - 13:30pm (Wednesday 24th May)
Cuteness overload! An abundance of friendly and furry little pups will be taking over the Training Room on Level -1 to help take your mind off those exams. An extremely popular event, please book your time slot at the Union Reception. Please note we ask for a £2 donation to the Guide Dogs for volunteering their time.
#LeicesterLove on social media
With exams around the corner, it can be easy to forget about the most important thing - you and your wellbeing. For an exclusive period only, we'll be granting wishes and giving treats! Whether you want a bath bomb, a train ticket home or stationery to aid your revision, we've got it covered. Simply tweet your wish and why, with #LeicesterLove and we'll choose our favourites!
Look out for #LeicsTalk
Our #LeicsTalk champions will be out and about during the De-Stress festival handing out freebies and support to you. Look out for them so you can make sure you’re clued up about what events and services are here for you so getting stuck into your studies over the next few months is easier.
Please note the events, location and times on this timetable are subject to change and may alter at any given time. There is also the possibly that events may be postponed or cancelled for unforeseen circumstances that may be out of the Leicester Students’ Union control. If this happens we will endeavour to communicate this as effectively as possible. If you have any queries or questions about the exam de-stress schedule, please feel free to e-mail email@example.com.