Stress is intrinsic to academic life. Whether you’re a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD student, you are dealing with high expectations, pressure, exams and the uncertainty of passing your classes, as well as with being far from your family and friends, adapting to a new environment, managing a budget, and so on. When these factors add up, the stress they create can affect your mental health and detract from your studies.
How can you identify and manage your stress? What are the solutions?
Neuroscientists studying the structure and functioning of our nervous system and brain can help us understand how our bodies react in the face of stress.
The Students Affairs (SAE), in collaboration with a team of researchers at EPFL’s Brain Mind Institute (BMI) and the Stressnetwork.ch, is pleased to provide three innovative videos that explain the impact of stress and offer some solutions:
- What is stress? Understanding the mechanisms underlying stress and how it affects our bodies and brains.
- Practical tools to manage stress and find mental and physical balance.
- The alarm signals caused by stress and when to ask for help (at EPFL specifically).