'Puppy room' set up for stressed University of Central Lancashire students

Forget the election - May 7 just got a lot better for some lucky students.

Nicole Chang
Friday 01 May 2015 15:26 BST

Exam and deadline season may be looming large, but the lucky students at the University of Central Lancashire will have the perfect way of de-stressing - their very own puppy room.

Flickr: Lisa L Wiedmeier
Flickr: Lisa L Wiedmeier

Organised by the students' union as part of the 'SOS (Stressed Out Students) campaign', stressed students will get to cuddle puppies in a dedicated room.

Coordinated in partnership with the Guide Dogs charity (who will be providing the puppies), the event will be held for one day on 7 May.

Places have to be booked in advance, in order to limit the number of people in the room at any one time so that the puppies don't get stressed out.

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Unsurprisingly the puppy room is already fully-booked, and the reservation list is also at maximum capacity.

The Union is keen to stress that the welfare of the puppies will be a top priority.

According to the event page on Facebook, "the puppies will have regular breaks throughout the 3 hours and be with their handlers at all times."


A separate 'chill out' room will also be set up for the puppies "if they need it".

Attendees will be asked to pay a donation of £1.50, which will go towards the Guide Dogs charity.

The occasion will apparently also be a great opportunity for the guide dogs-in-training to get used to being around people.

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