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February Festival
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27th February
12:30 to 13:30
6 You will earn 6 silver points for completing this activity.
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February Festival (Psychology Dept): Meet the Therapy Dog: Human Animal Interaction for Wellbeing

27th February 12:30 to 13:30
Come and meet a real therapy dog in training! With an interactive discussion about the history, uses, and experiences of human-animal interaction for mental health and wellbeing.
February Festival

An offer for Psychology students only.

Dr Leanne Rimmer will be co-facilitating this session with her therapy dog*. We will also be joined by Dr Andrew Stevenson, who will discuss his personal and research experience of human-animal interaction.

Please note: This session involves the presence of and interaction with a real dog. Do not sign up to this session if you have allergies to dogs. Please also do not sign up if you have anxiety/phobia of dogs.

Students will be asked to sign a consent form/waiver before interacting with the therapy animal.

*The therapy animal is a puppy and still in training, so please be patient with her whilst she is learning

Associated Badges:

In A Nutshell...

  • Experience ... interaction with a real therapy dog
  • Learn ... about the use of animals in therapy and wellbeing
  • Engage ... with fellow students/staff that also love animals
  • Earn up to 6 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


  • place 12:30 to 13:30 on 27/02/24 - Brooks 1.64
    Meet the Therapy Dog: Human-animal interactions for wellbeing
    A chance to meet a real therapy dog in training, and discuss pets/animals in relation to wellbeing.