Posted: Wed 12th Jun 2019

Coleg Cambria students given lesson in mindfulness to help cope with exam pressures

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This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Jun 12th, 2019

Coleg Cambria students were given a lesson in how mindfulness can have a positive effect on education and coping with the pressure of exams. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A group of Level 4 learners on the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Certificate in Professional Marketing course took part in a session with college Psychology lecturer Beth Daniels, who discussed the benefits of managing stress and the importance of mindfulness to their health and wellbeing. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The students also took part in breathing exercises and activities including a body scan, to learn how to feel calmer and ‘be present’ when needed. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Stephanie Littler, CIM course programme leader and lecturer, says the support given to learners at Cambria complements the top-quality education they receive, having herself taken part in a mindfulness session that “changed her life”. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

She added: “Coleg Cambria is committed to providing additional services for its students to help them achieve academic and career success. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Mindfulness has been shown to be very helpful to students and employees as it gives you the personal tools to deal with exam, workplace and life pressures even more effectively. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“I was so pleased the mindfulness session was well received and appreciated by our learners.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

There are still places available on the Level 4 CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing course (intermediate level) from August, and the Level 3 CIM Foundation Certificate in Marketing course from September. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Both courses cover digital marketing and learners who successfully complete them will receive a professional marketing qualification which will help them stand out from the crowd,” said Stephanie. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Funding is available for organisations in North Wales, with more information available on the website https://www.cambria.ac.uk/courses/results/?search=CIM. Alternatively, email stephanie.littler@cambria.ac.uk. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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