Struggling with exam stress? Study Happy at Worcestershire Libraries

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‘Study Happy,’ a partnership between Worcestershire County Council’s Library Service and The University of Worcester, is about helping students reach their academic goals while prioritizing their wellbeing.

Libraries in Worcestershire are the perfect place for college, university, and school students studying for GCSEs, A levels, and equivalent exams to meet, collaborate, study, and look after their wellbeing.

In May and June, libraries across Worcestershire are hosting a variety of events to promote self-care. Unwind during Study Happy Hour with PAT dogs, Lego building, and Book Bingo, or engage in Mindfulness Colouring and Mindful Mini Games. 

See what’s on at the Library Events and Activities pages of the County Council website.

‘Study Happy’ provides students with free study spaces, computers, resources, and WiFi, to help them stay on top of their work and prep for future exams.

Councillor Karen May, Cabinet Member for Communities at Worcestershire County Council, said: "Whilst you are studying, we understand that it can be stressful and overwhelming, and our libraries are there, not just to offer resources that will enable you to study, but a range of help and support to ensure you achieve the right balance of studying and self-care during the exam season. Our Study Happy partnership with the University of Worcester not supports academic success and also encourages overall wellness. We believe that by working together, and giving students access to the resources they need to study, we can help students achieve their full potential and succeed academically."

The Study Happy programme also offers research, referencing, and information gathering help from the University of Worcester, giving anyone studying for exams or coursework access to expert advice and guidance on their academic work.

Judith Keene, Director of Library and Professional Administrative Services at the University of Worcester, added: “The University’s Study Happy programme has had a positive impact on students using The Hive for a number of years. We are delighted to be partnering with Worcestershire Libraries to extend its support to students more widely across the county.”
The Study Happy programme is open to all students across the county and is completely free of charge.

For more information visit the dedicated Study Happy pages on the Worcestershire County Council website.