The reason for this report is to provide a discussion on stress and exactly how it may possibly hinder students from doing the best that they can in relation to their educational journey. The literature is supportive of the fact that stress places demands on a person, and in respond to the stress, the body attempts to adapt to the stressful experience to keep a feeling of normalcy (Selye, 1974). Another common theme in the literature is the fact that university students are confronted with a unique group of stressors that may be overwhelming, this is proven to minimise their ability to handle it. (Dziegielewski et al. , 2004).