Managing student stress


There are a number of reasons why students may become distressed throughout their studies:

  • difficulty transitioning into university life
  • unexpected academic challenges
  • financial difficulties
  • an undiagnosed learning challenge
  • unexpected health issues
  • loss of a family member or friend

These stressors can impact a student’s academic progress and result in:

  • repeated requests for academic accommodations
  • significant decline in academic performance
  • repeated absences from classes

Academic advisors work with a number of student service units across campus. They can help students to recognize when they are distressed, and they can connect students with a number of student support units including Access and Equity Services and the Wellness Centre.