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Stroke of genius for stressed-out students

By Staff Reporter

Students sitting university exams are petting pups in a bid to combat stress.

Henry and Harry are just two of the rescue dogs from the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue which appeared at the students' union in Coleraine.

Students of the Ulster University Coleraine have been looking after their own mental well-being during stressful periods.

The rescue centre took along a number of dogs, all of which has been rescued by the charity. They ranged from chihuahuas to bulldogs.

Each student was able to sit with the dogs and pet and feel the "warmth of each dog's personality" after they had a rough day working at their exams.

Chairman of the charity Margaret Dimsdale-Bobby said: "This was a great opportunity for students who have left their family dogs at home, to spend some time remembering the affection they have for their family pet.

"It was also an opportunity for many students who had never been near a dog before, to understand how to approach a dog."

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