‘Doggy De-stress’ sessions return to Sussex

The pawfect solution to deadline blues

After the success of last term’s event, Sussex Students’ Union are bringing ‘Doggy De-stress’ sessions back to campus in collaboration with local charity Sussex Caring Pets.

The sessions will be running shortly on the 26th of April from 11am-12pm in Mandela Hall in Falmer House.

The sessions will be taking place shortly before the end of term assessment period begins, with similar dog petting events increasing in popularity across universities particularly near exam time. The event aims to encourage students to relax through spending time with trained therapy dogs.

Run by a local charity, Sussex Caring Pets, the dog petting session will be split into 4 x 15-minute slots with 20 people taking part in each session.

The charity often provides therapy for those in need through the use of trained therapy support dogs and cats, visiting care homes, hospitals, hospices, schools and universities.

Students have been asked to prepare to have a short wait to see the dogs due to the popularity of these events, and to respect the dogs at all times.

Tickets for the event will be available via the Students’ Union website closer to the event date. The Facebook event can be found here