Take a break with Stressless


Take a break with Stressless

In 2017, we in Library and Learning Resources introduced a new campaign to help support your wellbeing during assessment. By popular request, we’re now helping you to Stressless and look after your wellbeing all year round, with regular events where you can try something new, and everything you need to take a welcome break from your studying in the day-to-day.

What’s on offer?

All year round, you can find colouring books and pens, puzzles, board games and books galore in the 2nd floor atrium in Augustine House. Students are welcome to use any of these within the library building – but please put them back once you’re done with them!

And if you’re feeling crafty, make sure to stop by one of our Stressless events!


At least once a month, we’ll be holding a Stressless event here at Augustine House Library. Most events have their own theme, and we’ll be providing you with lots of exciting activities every time.

In the past we’ve had biscuit decorating, hot chocolate making (with plenty of vegan options available), glass painting, Lego, Nintendo Wii, a sandpit and many more! There’s always something new to try, and everything is absolutely free.

Sometimes we collaborate with other departments too, like our International Stressless Events. In August 2023, we held two events for international students where we welcomed them with the best of British: cakes and scones, beach scenes and a sand pit, fishing for ducks and more.

We also hold collaborative mini events, like our pronoun badge decorating session for Transgender Awareness Week in partnership with Equity and Inclusion and the Student Union, and the day we took our biscuit decorating supplies to campus for the SU Give it a Go campaign in November.

Sustainability Event

Don’t miss out on our Sustainability Stressless Event in March 2024. We’re commited to creating a more sustainable future for all our students, so get involved and find ways you can make protecting your planet a little less stressful and a lot more fun!

Society Takeovers

Part of a society? Ask your society leaders to book one of our Society Takeover sessions! As part of our collaboration with the SU Give it a Go campaign, we’ll reserve the Stressless area or an alternative space within Augustine House. You can arrange and organise your own social activities or borrow items from the Stressless area.

How to find us

Details for all our events will be advertised on X (Twitter) and Facebook, on posters in Augustine House, and on the Student Union events screen. Events will be held in the 2nd floor atrium at Augustine House.

All events are completely free to visit and all our equipment and goodies are free to use within the library building, so please help yourselves and have fun!

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