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UC students get puppies to play with

By Barcham - 14 November 2013 15

Your move ANU.

Puppies are helping University of Canberra students to unwind ahead of exams as part of Stress Less Week.

Dogs!

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UC students get puppies to play with
Ben_Dover 10:08 am 18 Nov 13

gungsuperstar said :

Just over a month ago a PhD student at the Launceston campus of the University of Tasmania left the campus and committed suicide by drowning in the Tamar River.

As with all suicides, the media coverage was delicate – but the message was clear that the husband believed the stress of her studies were the cause of what happened.

And you’re going to judge a university for trying to de-stress its students?

Dickhead.

http://www.themercury.com.au/news/utas-joins-chorus-of-concern-for-missing-phd-student-natasha-narang/story-fnj4f7kx-1226735502424

Can you point out for me where I criticised the Uni for trying to “de-stress” the students?

I was criticising the means and method, not the intent.

Try again.

Oh, and the effectiveness of playing on a bouncy castle like a five year old, or being given a puppy mill puppy to hug for five minutes, on the morning of your major exam, been proven has it?

Vindalu 5:45 pm 16 Nov 13

Man I saw some nice puppies at U Can but they were in a T shirt.

gungsuperstar 9:14 pm 15 Nov 13

Ben_Dover said :

Saw a report on this on local news.

A bunch of alleged “students” playing on bouncy castles, petting animals and generally acting like 5 year olds. One of them said; “I have a big exam this afternoon, and this has made me less stressed…”

It did a great deal for the image of students and the ANU.

Honest.

Just over a month ago a PhD student at the Launceston campus of the University of Tasmania left the campus and committed suicide by drowning in the Tamar River.

As with all suicides, the media coverage was delicate – but the message was clear that the husband believed the stress of her studies were the cause of what happened.

And you’re going to judge a university for trying to de-stress its students?

Dickhead.

http://www.themercury.com.au/news/utas-joins-chorus-of-concern-for-missing-phd-student-natasha-narang/story-fnj4f7kx-1226735502424

urchin 5:18 pm 15 Nov 13

Ben_Dover said :

Saw a report on this on local news.

A bunch of alleged “students” playing on bouncy castles, petting animals and generally acting like 5 year olds. One of them said; “I have a big exam this afternoon, and this has made me less stressed…”

It did a great deal for the image of students and the ANU.

Honest.

yeah, when i was a uni student we only got a bucket of broken glass, razor blades and used syringes to play with before exams. kids have it so easy these days.

SheepGroper 3:44 pm 15 Nov 13

zorro29 said :

Awww….but maybe bigger animals…

Older animals would be able to tell the students to go away and make it stick. That might result in students being stressed because of an exam *and* a mauling.

I’m curious – if these people need destressing before an exam, will they demand simiar facilities for work? “Oh I can’t meet my deadline without pawing a puppy, where’s the dog pit?”.

zorro29 11:04 am 15 Nov 13

they’re from a puppy mill? (re #1)…terrible

it’s a good idea to have pets to de-stress but puppies/kittens aren’t a good idea as they need to be with their litter/mum for quite a few months (3-4 months minimum) and get tired easily…they’re also highly susceptible to germs/illness at a young age.

Awww….but maybe bigger animals…

dpm 8:27 am 15 Nov 13

Ben_Dover said :

Saw a report on this on local news.

A bunch of alleged “students” playing on bouncy castles, petting animals and generally acting like 5 year olds. One of them said; “I have a big exam this afternoon, and this has made me less stressed…”

It did a great deal for the image of students and the ANU.

Honest.

Because ANU jumping is considered more hard core?
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/police-recover-students-body-from-lake-20111023-1wnzl.html
One is a bit more tragic, IMO.

Thumper 8:09 am 15 Nov 13

burkes08 said :

In my opinion, I think it is disgusting that in this day and age UC brought in dogs from a ‘breeding farm’ for the students to play with. There is so much education out there about the conditions that animals are kept in at puppy farms and their lack of care for the basic rights of the breeding bitches. They live out their life in a cage, breeding litter after litter of designer breed puppies then are euthanased when they can no longer breed.

As for the ANU, they have been inviting local rescue groups to visit the campus along with rescue dogs to have them meet the students and help build awareness of rescue and the plight of dogs in pounds. Only recently ACT Rescue and Foster (ARF) took 6 rescue dogs along to O Week celebrations.

So to the University of Canberra, I say next year do a little more research and think more about what you are promoting.

My opinion exactly.

Ben_Dover 5:38 am 15 Nov 13

Saw a report on this on local news.

A bunch of alleged “students” playing on bouncy castles, petting animals and generally acting like 5 year olds. One of them said; “I have a big exam this afternoon, and this has made me less stressed…”

It did a great deal for the image of students and the ANU.

Honest.

Antagonist 11:59 pm 14 Nov 13

maxblues said :

We only got frogs to dissect.

In the past 4 weeks at UC, students have dissected earthworms, locusts, cane toads and rats. Alas, no puppies!

* No puppies were harmed in the creation of this response. This message uses 100% recycled electrons.

jase! 11:00 pm 14 Nov 13

burkes08 said :

In my opinion, I think it is disgusting that in this day and age UC brought in dogs from a ‘breeding farm’ for the students to play with. There is so much education out there about the conditions that animals are kept in at puppy farms and their lack of care for the basic rights of the breeding bitches. They live out their life in a cage, breeding litter after litter of designer breed puppies then are euthanased when they can no longer breed.

As for the ANU, they have been inviting local rescue groups to visit the campus along with rescue dogs to have them meet the students and help build awareness of rescue and the plight of dogs in pounds. Only recently ACT Rescue and Foster (ARF) took 6 rescue dogs along to O Week celebrations.

So to the University of Canberra, I say next year do a little more research and think more about what you are promoting.

i was going to write a reply but you covered it all so have a +1

Masquara 9:41 pm 14 Nov 13

Did any of the dogs get carted off to ressies and end up in the pot?

lostinbias 9:22 pm 14 Nov 13

Puppies are the best thing. The famiglia and I have just bred some. For years I thought pets were overrated but I love having dogs now.

Doesn’t make assessment any less stressful though.

maxblues 7:01 pm 14 Nov 13

We only got frogs to dissect.

burkes08 6:38 pm 14 Nov 13

In my opinion, I think it is disgusting that in this day and age UC brought in dogs from a ‘breeding farm’ for the students to play with. There is so much education out there about the conditions that animals are kept in at puppy farms and their lack of care for the basic rights of the breeding bitches. They live out their life in a cage, breeding litter after litter of designer breed puppies then are euthanased when they can no longer breed.

As for the ANU, they have been inviting local rescue groups to visit the campus along with rescue dogs to have them meet the students and help build awareness of rescue and the plight of dogs in pounds. Only recently ACT Rescue and Foster (ARF) took 6 rescue dogs along to O Week celebrations.

So to the University of Canberra, I say next year do a little more research and think more about what you are promoting.

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