14/08/2014 12:48 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Stressed-Out Students To Get Puppy Love Before Exams

Stressed-out students to get puppy love before exams

Stressed-out students are to be given cute puppies to stroke to calm them down before exams next month.

While some students use high-caffeine energy drinks and gallons of coffee to help them conquer their nerves, undergraduates at Aberdeen University will be offered an alternative to help beat exam stress.

Puppies will be drafted in for the exam period in May following a successful trial earlier this year with Guide Dogs Scotland.

The golden retrievers and labradors are going into a special 'puppy room' where undergraduates can stroke them to help combat stress.

"Hopefully we can boost students' health and grades," explained Emma Carlen, of the university's students association.

A similar initiative was successfully launched at a Canadian university last year, with hundreds of students embracing the puppy love.