Spotlight on getting online assessment ready

We know that student life has been a little bit different this year, and this may include how you are completing your assessments, but Library and Learning Services are here to help and support you to prepare for, complete and successfully submit your online assessments.

Assessments can be a daunting part of university life, and it is only natural that you will want to perform at your very best. When it comes to revision there are no rights or wrongs, so you might find what works for your course mates doesn’t always work for you.

To help you discover what works best for you UniSkills have developed an interactive Online Assessment toolkit to help you:

  1. develop time management techniques
  2. learn effective revision strategies
  3. explore online assessment troubleshooting
  4. create an online assessment checklist

Preparing for your exam or online assessment

Whichever way you are completing your assessment or exam this year, there is help and guidance available. If you are ‘sitting’ an exam or online assessment we have lots of information, guides and a pre-assessment checklist available on our Online Assessments webpage.

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Some great revision tips for any form of assessment include:

  • sticking to a reasonable revision schedule
  • practising past papers
  • reading around your subject
  • making revision notes

Check out more great tips and techniques for exam preparation on the UniSkills webpages

Developing your academic skills in the run up to your assessments

UniSkills are here to help you reach your potential! Offering support throughout the year including webinars, virtual appointments, advice, information, videos, guides and interactive toolkits available 24/7 at

UniSkills Webinars are running up to 16th December and will return for a special New Year, New UniSkills week of webinars on the 4th January to welcome you back after the winter break. You can take your pick from a wide range of sessions including:

  • Grow Your Academic Resilience
  • Develop Your Academic Writing
  • Being Critical
  • Returning to Learning (Community of Practice)

Find out how you can get the most of your UniSkills webinars

You can also book a virtual 1-2-1 appointment with one of our experienced Academic Skills Advisors right up to 18th December, for support with your academic writing, referencing or finding high quality online information.

How can you take care of yourself?

We recognise that there may be times during your studies when you feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious and, given the current circumstances around Covid-19 this could become amplified, so it is very important you look after yourself. Make sure you look after your mental and physical health whilst you’re revising by:

  • taking breaks
  • fitting in some exercise
  • eating a healthy diet
  • keeping hydrated
  • getting enough sleep
  • talking to friends and family

Don’t forget, if you do find yourself struggling, there’s a wide range of help available. Our Wellbeing Team is here to support you with all of your health and wellbeing needs throughout your time at Edge Hill. We are here to offer emotional and practical support and can also help you access other services that may be relevant to you.

Wishing you the best of luck with your upcoming assessments – and remember – with UniSkills ‘you’ve got this’!