University of Northampton’s puppy room helps students to combat exam stress

Date 5.05.2016

The University of Northampton welcomed 10 Guide Dogs onto campus yesterday, to help students to relax during the exam period.

The dogs – Kirby, Alda, Echo, Lennon, George, Arty, Zaza, Jarvis, Jaydee and Hovis – are all either undertaking intensive training or currently assisting visually impaired people in their role as Guide Dogs. Students were able to meet the dogs and their handlers, with many taking the opportunity to ask questions about the training process and the charity’s work.

Justin Lance, Subject Leader of Leisure Management and Languages for Northampton Business School, organised the event. He explained: “  The Puppy Room was a great success; over 250 excited students attended to cuddle and pat the puppies and to interact with their handlers.”

The dogs were joined by representatives from Guide Dogs, who collected donations for the charity.  To find out more about charity’s work, visit the Guide Dogs website.

A video of the event is available to view on the University of Northampton’s Press Office Twitter page, below.