THE university is also taking mental health seriously.

The University of Bolton is holding Wellbeing Workshops this week about understanding and managing stress.

Mark Ayling is the university’s mental health advisor. He believes there has been a sharp rise in a relatively short period of time in the numbers of students with mental health issues at universities across the UK.

Mr Ayling said: “I think that in education up until quite recently, having a mental health issue was viewed as something of a weakness. There is definitely less stigma around mental health than there was but it still exists.

“The good news is that now the view is that you need to have good mental health during your education.”

Workshops include tops on managing stress, drop in sessions, yoga, walks and visits from therapy dogs.

Students can find information about the events at online.