Stress Free Study Week Supports Thousands

Our first Stress Free Study Week of the year has come and gone. During the week we served approximately 3,000 breakfasts and 6,000 lunches across three campuses; and had three SPCA and one Kitten Inn visit – we couldn’t have done this without our volunteers and many supporting organisations giving their time and money serving and helping at these events, for free.

Why do we run Stress Free Study Week?

One of our main reasons behind why we run Stress Free Study Week is to decrease student hardship. We’re well aware that many students live below the poverty line. Running this event gives all students the chance to have nutritious food in their bellies – and not have to worry about budgeting their often tiny student allowances on what they’ll eat that week that week.

Another reason for running Stress Free Study Week is to help decrease student stress. Exam study is stressful! And we know what it’s like to juggle a full schedule and different priorities, as well as manage the pressure of achieving good grades so that students come out the other side with a degree. We run Stress Free Study Week twice every year to give students the support they need and give them that edge while studying for exams.

We’ll be running more Stress Free Study Weeks at the end of trimesters 1 and 2 next year.

If you have any ideas about how to make it even better, let us know too!

Email wellington@vuwsa.org.nz