Deadlines, projects, weekly assignments, exams.. should I continue or do you feel the stress and anxiety already? The pressure that higher education students face is oftentimes underestimated. While society might think all students care about is partying, drinking and sleeping, nothing could be further from the truth. The pressure to excell is high and often it is hard to balance rigorous academic life with a social life. Finding yourself studying until late at night while managing classes, extra curricular activities for improving career prospects and working to be able to pay for university is usually how the average week looks like. Therefore, it is not surprising that the burnout rate amongst students has increased. All these responsibilties create large amounts of pressure, stress and psychological issues, such as depression. Our startup UME aims to help elevate this stress!
How we can help YOU and other students
There are many ways to elevate stress and I am sure that anyone reading this has tried some of the techniques. However, how about elevating your stress with a cute, friendly ball of fur? A bit different from the rest that you have tried right? Our service, the helping paw, offers you cute, cuddly dogs you can play with or take out for a walk whenever you feel like the pressure has gotten too much and you want to clear your mind. Not only will these happy cuties put a smile on your face, but it is also inexpensive (we understand the tough student life) and does not take a lot of time out of your day. That way, you can get back to work with a lot more motivation and positivity.
How you can help US
With the realization of our service comes the importance of funding. We need to be able to secure a safe space for not just our customers, but also the dogs. Additionally, even though we have dogs now, in order to continue offering these friendly furballs we need money to provide dog owners, shelters and/or organizations an incentive to lend us their dogs. Also, our dogs need to be fed, so they stay cute and friendly and not tired and hungry! Finally, to maximize your and the dog's fun we need to have some toys! With your help, we can realize all of this and provide you with a fun way to destress!
Join UME and treat yourself with some animal love!