By Anna Knight
With exam season quickly approaching, Humber students‘ stress levels are rising. Feeling overwhelmed is normal during this time of year especially as assignments pile up which is why it is important for students to find creative coping mechanisms and be aware of the campus resources available to them.
Humber’s Lakeshore campus offers various forms of support not only during exam season but year round. Andi Asri from Humber’s Wellness Centre explains some of these resources.
“For academic support, Humber provides multiple resources that students can use, if you are looking for help in writing and math we have centers for that in the H and F building. The library is also available to help with research and citing for your assignments. If you need help with well being such as depression or anxiety Humber has a student wellness accessibility center where appointments can be booked with a psychologist or a counselor regarding your concerns. A game room and sleep lounge is also available on campus in the ignite building. All of these services are free because they’re covered under tuition.”
At Humber’s North campus a group called, PALS (Peer Assisted Learning & Support) puts together a host of stress reliever activities year-round with the goal of promoting academic success.
Samuel Mathura, a student in the child and youth program, says he has his own coping mechanism for stress,
“ During exam season I generally try to first prioritize the assignments I have and work from lists so that I’m organized. Then when I’m stressed out I listen to music or play basketball with my friends.”
Kajol Bhavan, a student in the police foundation program, says she asks for help when she needs it.
“ I’ve been drowning in assignments these past few weeks and when that happens I tend to shut down. But what’s been helping me lately is going to the writing center for help with assignments.”
For more information on Humber Colleges resources visit, http://humber.ca/student-life/swac/.