Spotlight On Study Skills and Exam Prep

It’s that time of year when exams and assessments are taking place, and we know that you may be feeling a bit stressed and apprehensive.

Assessments can be a daunting part of university life, and it is only natural that you will want to secure your potential grades. 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. With this in mind, we’ve brought together a range of useful tools and resources to help you perform at your best, while making sure you’re looking after your wellbeing at the same time.

Support from Learning Services

Keep an eye on the Learning Services social media accounts (Twitter and Instagram) so you don’t miss updates and tips and reminders about sessions.

For further information and support, visit the Learning Services Examination Preparation and Online Assessment webpages.

Studying During Covid-19

Student using laptopWe hope that these tips and tools can help you manage and thrive. Student Space have brought together a range of resources to help you feel more confident about learning online, manage exams and assessments online, and build an action plan.

Online Wellbeing Workshops

Our Wellbeing team offer a range of online workshops to help you get into the right mindset for your exams and assessments. Take your pick from the following:

If you’re finding yourself worrying a lot about lots of different things, then this workshop is for you. With information on why we worry, as well as advice and strategies for overcoming a negative mindset, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to live and study more positively. Graphic showing desktop PC

If you struggle to get things done and are prone to procrastination, this workshop is for you. Our experienced Counsellor James will talk you through some common issues and suggest ways of overcoming your procrastination to become more productive.

This workshop delivered by our Wellbeing Officer Shania covers what happens when we have perfectionistic thoughts and how we can manage those thoughts. It will cover practical tips and advice to help you manage your perfectionistic tendencies, cope better with failure, and be kinder to yourself.

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 due to 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 while you’re writing and revising by:

  • Taking regular breaks
  • Getting outside for some fresh airGraphic showing globe and bookshelf
  • Fitting in some exercise
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Keeping hydrated
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Talking to friends and family

Remember, if you are feeling really stressed and need support, you can get in touch with the Wellbeing team.

And finally… but most importantly… we wish you every success in your upcoming assessments.