19 Jun 2014
LU 'mindfulness' programme proves a hit
A mindfulness meditation programme aimed at de-stressing students who have specific learning differences (SpLDs) has attracted interest from other academic institutions.
The ‘Mindfulness for Study’ programme, which was developed by Student Services, helps students with SpLDs like dyslexia and dyspraxia to avoid procrastination and develop effective study skills. It helps them to prioritise, sustain and complete study tasks and there is a session on revision and exam skills.
Loughborough is thought to be the first university to introduce such a programme. The weekly, eight-step programme was started in November and has proved so successful there are now plans to make it an annual event.
Four universities, a college and a school have also asked Loughborough to help them put together a similar programme.
Read the press release for more.