NC aims to quell exam-time stress with A Night Against Procrastination

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 -
17:00 to 21:00

With classes wrapping up and students preparing to take their final exams, early December can be a tense time at post-secondary institutions across Canada. But Niagara College is hoping to help students cope with the stress be encouraging healthy study habits through a unique event on Dec. 4 and 6.

The College’s libraries, Centre for Student Engagement and Leadership (CSEL), and Student Administrative Council (NCSAC) have teamed up to bring students an interactive study night during exam season. A Night Against Procrastination will help students study more effectively and provide them with healthy snacks and activities to break up their study periods.

Studies have shown that the most effective way to study is to study for 30 minutes, then take a 10-15 minute break and resume studying again. An alarm will sound on that schedule to encourage students to take a break. 

In addition to free coffee, tea and “brain food” snacks, the evening will also see a visit from Niagara-based non-profit dog therapy program Therapy Tails, a meditation room, and free hand massages from students in the College’s Esthetician program. Students who participate will also be able to enter a draw for a tablet.

“We know that exams can be a stressful time in a student’s life,” said Dina Fox, associate director of student engagement, academic advising and career services at the College’s Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus. “A Night Against Procrastination really aims to provide a positive studying space for our students, and equip them with the skills and supports they need to study effectively and feel confident heading into their exams.”

The event will be held from 5-9 p.m. in the libraries at both campuses – at the Welland Campus on Dec. 4 and at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus on Dec. 6. Media are invited to attend the event, take photos and speak with students and staff. Media interested in attending either of the events are asked to RSVP to Andrew Korchok at

The Centre for Student Engagement and Leadership (CSEL) aims to develop, foster and engage Niagara College students in a broad range of campus life activities, including co-curricular experiences, student engagement events and student leadership initiatives both on- and off-campus, including the Centre’s flagship Get Involved co-curricular record program. Visit

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