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Pressure Drop

Pressure Drop

Let the pressure drop this exam season...


The Projects & Campaigns Department have partnered with the University of Warwick Active Wellbeing Team to collaborate on Pressure Drop x DeStresstival to bring you a festival of events during exam season


The Active Wellbeing Team will be hosting a cross-campus festival focused on mindfulness, relaxation and de-stressing, during the summer exam period. We recognise how taxing exams can be on your wellbeing, so we want to give students an opportunity to unwind and decompress. Whether it's completing a Nature Walk, participating in a Pop-Up activity or doing some self-care meditation, take your mind off exams and do some de-stressing!

Bring your friends, make new ones, and embrace mindfulness and relaxation!

All information can be found on MyAdvantage.


The Pressure Drop x DeStresstival programme for 2024

Spring Celebration Fair

Date: Tuesday 7th May

Time: 12pm-3pm

Location: The SU Atrium

Description: Join us in the Atrium to kickstart DeStresstival with a Spring Celebration Fair with 6 information stalls and fun activities. Come and plant some wildflower seeds to take home with you! 

No booking required

More information here



Date: Friday 10th May

Time: 1pm-4pm

Location: Kevin Gately Meeting Room

Description: Crafting can boost your mood and reduce stress while getting creative & meeting new people. Come along to SUHQ to paint your own positive message on a rock! Share the positivi-rock-ty with course mates and friends 

Book tickets through the event link

Session 1 (1pm-2:30pm)

Session 2 (2:30pm-4pm)

More information here


Have A Cuppa On Us – Mug Painting

Date: Tuesday 14th May

Time: 1pm-4pm

Location: Copper Rooms 2

Description: Crafting can boost your mood and reduce stress while getting creative & meeting new people. Come along to Copper Rooms 2 to paint your own mug for all those well-deserved hot drink breaks during exam season. 


Session 1 (1pm-2:30pm)

Session 2 (2:30pm-4pm)

More information here


PG Connections Wellbeing Walk

Date: Wednesday 15th May

Time: 12-2pm

Location: Meet outside SUHQ

Description: Join your PG Officer, Vaish, for a wellbeing walk across campus to get outdoors with some fresh air, meet new people, and grab a hot drink on us! This event is directed at post-graduate students, but all students are welcome.

The route will be wheelchair accessible – please let us know if there are other access requirements needed. 

No booking required

More information here

Revision Resources

There are loads of great resources out there to help you plan your revision, stay on track, and have fun doing it!

Like to study to music? Check out some recommended playlists for studying to.

Wellbeing Services have also compiled resources on concentration, motivation, procrastination, and work-life balance which you may find useful.

Take A Break

Taking regular breaks from revision benefits your performance and your wellbeing. The SU and student groups organise regular events throughout term, which you can find in here on the SU event list and specific Campaigns and Communities events here

More events are being organised by the university as part of the Library's Study Happy programme of events.

No events organised when you need a break? Here's a list of free, online, boredom-busting resources!

Studying at Home

We recognise that studying at home is not ideal for everyone, and can pose challenges for your concentration, productivity and mental health.

We recommend reading MHFA England's guide to supporting your mental health while working from home, which includes helpful tips about setting a routine, organising your workspace, and staying connected.

Scroll to the bottom of the page for Warwick students' tips!

Managing Exam Stress & Anxiety

Student Minds have created an excellent guide to managing exam stress.

The SAM App helps you to understand and manage anxiety, developed in collaboration with a research team from the University of West England, Bristol.

You can also check out Save The Student's top 10 tips to beat exam stress.

Please seek help if you feel like you cannot cope with exam stress at any time. The SU Advice Centre and Wellbeing Support Services are here for you, as are external organisations such as Samaritans and PAPYRUS' suicide helpline HOPELINEUK.

Study Drugs

At the SU we encourage students to always make informed decisions in order to ensure students’ safety and have therefore compiled a list of resources on the three most commonly used ‘Study Drugs’ at Warwick, in addition to listing productive alternatives to study drugs.

We'd also encourage you to read our study drug safety tips before using any study drugs.

A survey of 250 students conducted by The Boar found that 40% of students at Warwick had considered taking study drugs (nootropics) before and just over half of respondents said they would take study drugs to increase productivity. 

The survey sought to find out the circumstance, frequency and types of study drugs used by students at Warwick. The survey found that 12.4% of students admitted to having taken study drugs in the past. The most popular time for this, as answered by 48% of students, is that they would only take study drugs around important deadlines and exams. The most common study drugs used by participants were modafinil/ritalin, followed by adderall. 


Ritalin is a stimulant and a medication used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Read more about it, including how it feels, the risks, and the law, at Talk to Frank.


Modafinil is a drug used to promote wakefulness in patients with excessive sleepiness. Read more about it, including potential side effects, and how it interacts with the contraceptive pill here.


Adderall is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine which is used primarily to treat symptoms of Attention Deficity Hyperactivity Disorder. Read more about how it works, its effects, and signs of overdose here.

All three of the above drugs are prescription only. Read here about the legal guidelines for both possessing and dealing these drugs without a prescription.

Alternatives to Improving Memory, Focus and Overall Revision

Support relating to addiction & dependency

   Local support - Coventry & Warwickshire:

Confidential Support & Advice

SU Advice Centre

The SU Advice Centre Team is extremely experienced and will help you resolve your problem or find the right person to talk to. The service is provided free to all students of Warwick University and is confidential, impartial and non-judgmental. We are also independent of the University.

Contact us on
024 765 72824

University Wellbeing & Support Services

Wellbeing Support Services provide a range of support to help you develop the personal resources and skills you need to navigate the challenges and opportunities of student life.

Academic Issues

If you have an academic concern, including related to the university's examination timetable or mitigating circumstances, please contact your department. They can also support you through deferral of examinations if you feel that you'll be unable to complete your exams this summer.

You can find copies of the university's student newsletters online, which will include essential updates about examinations. PGR students should look to the Doctoral College webpage for updates.

If you would like support in relation to any of the above, we would encourage you to contact the SU Advice Centre.



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