University students are being offered bubble wrap to help them de-stress.

The 'stress-relief packs' are being handed out to help undergraduates fight exam nerves.

Students are being encouraged to pop the them to relieve exam tension at the student union living room at Bristol University.

The packets of bubble wrap come with instructions: "For immediate stress relief pop three capsules every four to six hours, or as needed."

But some students have apparently become more stressed by the bubble wrap therapy and its potential to cause plastic waste.

Bristol University Student Union was forced to issue a reassuring statement via the uni paper Epigram.

The bubble wrap was originally used to package new furniture for the new Student Union living room.

A Bristol SU spokesperson said: "We are aware that a number of students have raise concerns about the environmental impact of the bubble wrap.

"Sustainability is important to us which is why the bubble wrap being offered is being reused - it was originally the packaging that various living room items arrived in."