Campus Watch: Dundee introduces alpacas to combat student stress

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In a new manifestation of the animal-led stress buster programmes in unions across the UK, Dundee University Students’ Association will be using alpacas to get their students through the stress of exam season.

The Vice President of Student Welfare, Tharani Packiahrajah, said: “exams are looming and this can be a stressful time for students. We’ve invited a flock of fluffy alpacas to help them unwind.

“It is important for students to take regular study breaks during the exam season, so alongside the alpacas we will also be giving out free fruit, water and colouring books so our students can study healthily.”

Later that day, students will be treated to free pick ‘n’ mix and a bouncy castle.

Originating in the South American Andes but bred in the UK for over 25 years, are prized for the luxurious fibre of their coats. They are gentle and curious animals with individual personalities, according to one breeder. The exotic animals will be visiting Dundee’s campus between 10.00am and 3.00pm on the 5th of May.

Sarah Berry

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