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Students' Union opens 'piglet room' to help ease exam stress

Piglet being petted as part of the stress relieving initiative Photo: NTSU

Exams can be a stressful time, and over recent months we've covered a number of ways on how to temper students' frayed nerves.

After trying puppies earlier this year, now piglets are being used by Nottingham Trent Students' Union.

General view of the Newton and Arkwright buildings which form part of Nottingham Trent University. Credit: PA Wire

They've teamed up with micro pig breeder 'Pet Piggies' to provide pet therapy sessions.

Everyone who takes part is being encouraged to make a donation to Nottingham Guide Dogs Mobility Team, whom NTSU are working with as a fundraising partner.

Last year NTSU raised over £5,000 for the charity, and named a new-born golden retriever puppy ‘Trent’.

Marcus Boswell, NTSU President, said:

"We welcome the opportunity to do things slightly differently here at NTSU, and if a creative idea can be beneficial for all parties involved then we are all for it.

Our main aim is to provide students with a platform to take a break from their revision, and subsequently it is a great opportunity for us to develop another local partnership with Pet Piggies while also continuing to fund puppy Trent’s on-going development as a fully-fledged guide dog."

– Marcus Boswell, NTSU President