It's important to stay calm, relaxed and to keep stress levels down during the exams season, and as your Students’ Union we recognise that.

That’s why while you've been writing essays and putting in endless hours of revision, we've been organising a whole host of events with the sole intention of giving you the best chance to relax and ease the tension. Check out all the details below and view our full calendar here

This year's line-up falls during Mental Health Awareness Week (14 - 20 May 2018) and the focus is stress. Research has shown that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes, and stress is a key factor in this. By tackling stress, we can go a long way to tackle mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, and, in some instances, self-harm and suicide. More info about MHAW, how we can tackle stress and help improve our mental health is available here

Vintage Clothes Sale in the o2 Academy (10am - 4pm) (Thursday 3 May)

#LeicsDeStress is almost here! But before it starts on the 8th May Pop down to grab a bargain from the guys at Yellow Jelly Vintage Clothing. They've got everything from t-shirts, jeans and jumpers to shoes, bags and accessories!

House Plant Sale on Events Square outside the SU (10am - 4pm) (Friday 4 May)

Brighten up your home or study space with a beautiful house plant. Choose from a large array of plants that will fit in any house no matter how big or small.

#LeicesterLove Ball Pool (Tuesday 8 May, Tuesday 15 May & Tuesday 22 May)

You've got 30 seconds to dive into our #LeicesterLove ball pool and find the golden ball to win a prize! 

Here For U's Free Fruit Giveaway in the SU Square (12pm - 2pm) (Wednesday 9 May)

Pick up a healthy snack to keep up your energy levels courtesy of Here For U! 

Cress Heads in the Training Room (11am - 3pm) (Thursday 10 May) 

Turn your fingers green and join the Social Impact Team to make your own cress head! 

LDL Laser Tag in the o2 Academy (12pm - 3pm) (Thursday 10 May) 

No need to book on to this, just turn up with your friends and get involved! 

Art Therapy Session (2pm - 3pm) FULLY BOOKED (Thursday 10 May)  

This intro to art therapy session explores the benefits it can have on your wellbeing whilst getting you to take part in activities that you can go away and use in the future. 

Ribbon Wall outside the SU (10am - 4pm) (Friday 11 May - Monday 14 May)

How do you reduce your stress levels during exam time? Share your tips with us and choose one of our colourful ribbons to take away and spread positivity around campus. 

Meet the Guide Dogs in the Training Room (11.30am - 2.30pm) (Wednesday 16 May)

Take a break from exams to unwind with our four legged friends! Book your slot now at the Union reception for a small £2 donation to the Guide Dogs. 

LDL UV Event in the o2 Academy (1pm - 4pm) (Wednesday 16 May)

We've got badminton (1-2pm), table tennis (2-3pm) and Zumba (3-4pm) so get stuck into some UV sports to release some of that exam stress. 

Pamper yourself with The Body Shop in the SU Square (10am - 4pm) (Thursday 17 May)

Take home some samples and enjoy some skincare pampering courtesy of The Body Shop! 

Yoga on the Fielding Johnson Lawn (10am, 1.45pm & 3pm) (Friday 18 May)

Join Claire Marie for FREE yoga, which is open to all staff and students so feel free to bring along your own yoga mat or borrow one of ours and join in. Namaste. 

LDL Ping Pong on Events Square (All day) (Wednesday 23 May)

You may rather be playing beer pong, but there's two days of summer exams left! Grab a bat and ball on Events square and join in with a game. 

Bee Walk through the Botanic Garden (1pm) (Thursday 24 May)

Take a break from revising and buzz down to the beautiful Botanic Garden and wander round learning about the pollinators of our world. To book your slot now email

The Botanical Garden address is: Glebe Rd, Oadby, Leicester LE2

Starbucks Aroma Lab in the SU Square (2pm - 4pm)  (Friday 25 May)

Want to find out what foods go with your favourite coffee? Join Starbucks for their Aroma Lab to find out more!


If you need any advice or support during the exam period, get in touch with the Education Unit (Advice Service), who can provide guidance on processes such as mitigating circumstances, and can talk to you about your exam worries.  Their opening hours are 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday, and you can contact them on or 0116 223 1132.  You can find more information about the service, including useful resources, here.

You can find other Union, University, Student-led and Community support services listed here on our Leicester Talks webpage, on a range of matters including physical and mental health and wellbeing, money issues, and bullying and harassment.  Not sure who to talk to?  Get in touch with the Education Unit and they can point you in the right direction.  

Please note the events, location and times on this timetable are subject to change and may alter at any given time. There is also the possibly that events may be postponed or cancelled for unforeseen circumstances that may be out of the Leicester Students’ Union control. If this happens we will endeavour to communicate this as effectively as possible. If you have any queries or questions about the exam de-stress schedule, please feel free to e-mail