Exam stress at this time of year has given Bristol University paws for thought - so it's trying something different to help students.
The university has set up a special 'puppy room' today, where stressed students take a break from exam prep and dissertation deadlines by cuddling guide dogs and their puppies.
Research published in Japan suggests pictures of cute things such as puppies and kittens can help improve concentration and performance.
About 20 dogs and puppies are being rotated throughout the day with the support of local owners and trainers. Each 'cuddle slot' lasts 15 minutes.
Over 600 students have signed up, and are being asked to make a suggested donation of £2 to the Guide Dogs charity.
There's been an increase in the number of guide dogs being attacked by other dogs here in the West. In the last year there have been 29 guide dog attacks in our region and in four cases the owner was also injured.
The charity, Guide Dogs, says every month they're having to treat and retrain dogs that have been injured while they're working.
Tillie Trotter from Uffculme near Cullompton in Devon, came into the studio with her new dog to tell us about an attack on her German Shepherd. Gwyn could not work again after she was attacked by a Staffordshire bull terrier cross.
The charity Guide Dogs is calling for tougher action on motorists who park on pavements. It says towns and city centres in the region are increasingly becoming no-go areas for blind and partially sighted people.
A survey it carried out showed that 45 per cent of drivers in the south west were unaware of the hazards of pavement parking.