SSW Exam Season Toolkit: Sleep Better During Stress (webinar)

14 March 2024, 12:30 pm–1:30 pm

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Learn from leading sleep expert, Dr Guy Meadows the importance of prioritising your sleep ahead of the exam season.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

UCL students






Student Support and Wellbeing

As you enter Term 3, Student Support and Wellbeing offer our 'Exam Season Toolkit' as a helping hand to support you with a successful exam season (March, April and May 2024). We invite you to take time out from revision and de-stress. Our Toolkit will help you get ready, get set, and go forth to succeed in your assessments. Be sure to book your spot at these events and activities!

About the 'Sleep Better During Stress' webinar

In this webinar and Q&A, Dr Guy Meadows, a leading sleep expert from Sleep School, will talk you through all the sleep essentials you need to manage exam stress and anxiety's impact on sleep. This session is aimed at all UCL students. 

Session content:

  • Science behind how stress impacts sleep and vice versa.
  • Introduction to ‘Psychological Flexibility’ - how to move towards what matters in our daily life in order to effectively navigate stress & sleep better.
  • Science behind why we think and feel the way we do in response to stress.
  • Discussion of helpful and unhelpful stress coping strategies.
  • Experiential practice of clinically proven tools to help calm a busy mind and defuse negative thoughts and feelings during stress.
  • Q&A.

Why is sleep important for exam success? 

Good quality sleep is associated with better grades, recall, mood and health. When you don't get enough, you miss out on REM sleep, which is vital for cognitive performance and what's needed the most when it comes to exam revision. Join this webinar to learn about how you can sleep better when studying for exams to make sure you give yourself the best chance of success!

You can also join Dr Guy Meadows on Wednesday 6 March at 12.30pm for a webinar on 'Sleep Essentials'.

Other Student Support and Wellbeing Events

Find out what else is happening during Student Support and Wellbeing's 'Exam Season Toolkit' here. Our wide range of Events and Activities throughout the academic year help you maintain your physical, emotional and mental health. Student Support and Wellbeing strive to give all UCL students the chance to try something new, make friends and develop wellbeing skills for university and beyond. We hope to see you at one of our events soon!

Build your SSW

Student Support and Wellbeing curate termly campaigns to support the three core aspects of your own SSW: Social bonding, Skills for life and Wellbeing at university. Each activity aims to develop one, two, or all three of these aspects.

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About the Speaker

Dr Guy Meadows

at The Sleep School

Sleep Psychologist, Founder of the Sleep School and Author

Guy has been studying human physiology for 24 years, 19 of which have been devoted to sleep research and the prevention of sleeping disorders. He graduated with a first class BSc Honours degree from Glamorgan University, then an MSc (Distinction) at King's College London in Human and Applied Physiology, and finally completed his doctorate at Imperial College London.

Whilst studying there, he worked in the sleep research laboratories of the Royal Brompton and Charing Cross Hospitals, where he investigated the effects of sleep apnoea on the regulation of the human brain.

He is a leading figure in the area of chronic insomnia, pioneering the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness treatment. He has worked with thousands of insomnia sufferers over the last 10 years at his London-based clinic and around the world, and has set up the Sleep School to help stop insomniacs needlessly suffering around the world. He regularly runs GP training sessions within the UK and trains Health Care Providers worldwide in the development of ACT for Insomnia.

He also works with many of the world’s leading organisations to improve their employees’ sleep through the Sleep School’s ‘At Work’ Programme.

He is a published author (The Sleep Book – How to sleep well every night) and launched the Sleep School App in 2021: a highly interactive audiovisual support tool with a wide range of evidence based 7 day series and 30 day courses.

He contributes to television and radio, regularly appearing on both the BBC and ITV news shows. In 2017 he presented on a BBC Panorama documentary called Sleepless Britain.

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