De-stress and prepare for academic success at your campus library

25 May 2017

Take the pressure off with free fun & relaxing activities at your campus library, including pet therapy, massage, yoga, meditation, walks, and craft.

The De-stress Festival will be held during SWOTVAC at five campus libraries. All students are invited – activities/giveaways are only limited by space and supplies.

The Festival is organised by VU Library with the support of Student Wellbeing and funding from Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF).

Daily giveaways

There will be daily giveaways during the festival, for that much-needed energy boost. From Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June, head over to your Library Service Desk for yummy bananas and free coffee vouchers (coffee vouchers not available at City Queen Library)!

City Flinders Library

Pet therapy with dogs from 'Paws the Pressure'

Meet, cuddle or play with therapy dogs (with the guidance of trained volunteers) to lower stress. See video on how ‘Paws the Pressure’ dogs helped alleviate VU students’ stress.

When: Monday 29 May, 11.30am - 1pm
Where: Level 15

City Queen Library

Pet therapy with dogs from 'Paws the Pressure'

Meet, cuddle or play with therapy dogs (with the guidance of trained volunteers) to lower stress. See video on how ‘Paws the Pressure’ dogs helped alleviate VU students’ stress.

When: Tuesday 30 May, 11.30am 1pm
Where: Level 2 (entry via Little Lonsdale Street)

Footscray Nicholson Library

Colouring & basic knitting activities

Sharpen your mind while relaxing, and be ready for your next study session.

When:

Tuesday 30 May, 12pm – 1pm
Wednesday 31 May, 12pm – 1pm
Thursday 1 June, 12pm – 1pm

Where: Level 2, Telford Building

Footscray Park Library

Pet therapy with dogs from 'Paws the Pressure'

Meet, cuddle or play with therapy dogs (with the guidance of trained volunteers) to lower stress. See video on how ‘Paws the Pressure’ dogs helped alleviate VU students’ stress.

When: Friday 2 June, 4.30pm – 6pm
Where: Level 2, Building P


Giant puzzles & games

Solve puzzles or have fun playing some old-school games with fellow students.

When: Monday 29 May – Friday 2 June, throughout the day
Where: Levels 1 and 2, Building P


Massage chair

Enjoy a free 5-minute massage to relieve a sore back from studying.

When: Monday 29 May – Friday 2 June, throughout the day
Where: Level 2, Building P


Colouring

Rest your brain with some colouring fun before returning to studying.

When: Monday 29 May – Friday 2 June, 2pm – 3pm (listen out for the announcement)
Where: Level 2, Building P


Learn to crochet

Try your hands at crochet to ease stress and increase happiness.

When: Wednesday 31 May and Thursday 1 June, 10am – 11am (listen out for the announcement)
Where: Level 2, Building P


Meditation

Clear your mind and find inner peace with a meditation class run by Kadampa.

When: Monday 29 May, 3pm – 4pm
Where: Room P228, Level 2, Building P

St Albans Library

Knitting circle

Try your hands at knitting to ease stress and increase happiness.

When:

Monday 29 May, 2pm – 3pm

Tuesday 30 May, 2pm – 3pm

Wednesday 31 May, 2pm – 3pm

Where: Level 2, Building 7

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