We asked you for your hints and tips to help survive exams. Thanks to everyone who responded.
There were a few that we’re probably not allowed to repeat (!) but we thought we’d share some of them with you, alongside more information that you might find helpful:
“Ask your teachers for support” – but remember there is lots of help from staff right across the University if you are struggling, such as the Student Wellbeing Team who offer appointments and self-help guides.
“Plan” – sounds obvious but isn’t always easy; you might find mindmapping a useful technique: MindView software is available on all the Library PCs. And remember to make sure you know where and when your exam is!
“Prep” / “Remember to read da question” – lots of information and advice is available on the Skills for Learning exam prep pages.
“Reward yourself after a few steps” – Colleagues in the Food Courts have special offers on to help you get through exams – £1 cakes after 2pm!
“Rehydrate (with wine)” – can’t offer the alcohol but there are water fountains in each Library.
“Take a break every ten minutes” – we have mindfulness colouring to stop you looking at your screens for a few minutes, but if you do take longer breaks remember to take your belongings with you.
“Early nights zzzzz” – we’re open 24/7 but that doesn’t mean you should be revising 24 hours, make sure you get lots of sleep whether you’re a night owl or an early bird. But remember to set your alarm so you don’t miss your exam!
And don’t forget to Contact Us if you need us.