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Stories to make you smile - World Book Night 2021

160 copies of "Stories to Make You Smile" will be available free to University of Chichester students as part of this year’s World Book Night celebration.  

The book, which features a collection of short feel-good stories from authors such as Jenny Éclair, Richard Madeley and Mark Watson, has been selected by one of the university’s Mental Health Ambassadors Lizzie Vass in a drive to help student and staff mental wellbeing. 

Lizzie, a 25 year old Psychology student, said: “The last year has been a really tough time for everyone, and students have been hit particularly hard."

“As well as having to adjust to online lectures and assessments, many at university are suffering from social isolation, living away from home for the first time and missing their family and friends."

“As a Mental Health Ambassador at the university, I’m really keen to do to increase well-being and give people a lift during the pandemic. I’m sure this book can help do just that."

“As students, we’re used to reading textbooks and research papers as part of our studies – but how many of us read for pleasure? Setting aside some ‘me time’ to enjoy a book can be a great way to help relax and unwind away from the stress of assignments and deadlines."

World Book Night is an annual celebration which began in 2011. Volunteers are able to sign up and distribute free copies of selected books, with the aims of promoting reading for pleasure in adults.  

Free copies of “Stories To Make You Smile” are available for university students and staff to collect from 28 April at the SIZ desk.  

Find out more about World Book Night.