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Exam Top Tips

Exam Top Tips

Good luck to everyone with exams and assessments this week, you've got this.

As exams are officially underway, we wish you all the best of luck! We have written this post to hopefully support you throughout the week. We know that deadline season can be stressful, so we want to make you aware of all the support available to you. We've also created an FAQ page which can answer some queries and questions around in-person exams that you may have this week. 

If you feel overwhelmed and feel like you would benefit from extra support, reach out to the support services available, such as the Wellbeing team or your personal tutor. We also have the Exhale space available on campus, so if throughout the week you feel like you would benefit from some time away to from the hustle of campus, Exhale is a place you can visit.  Also, If you have any issues with your exams or assessments throughout the week, you can find lots of useful information on this University webpage

Some of our top tips to help you get through this season are: 

  1. Make sure to take breaks - taking a break can make you more productive when you return to work. 

  1. Don’t sit in front of your computer all day if you can avoid it, make sure you get and move about even if it's for 5 mins. Go for a walk for a change of scenery and some fresh air.  

  1. Try to maintain a consistent sleep schedule and make sure that you are getting enough sleep each night. This will help increase your concentration. 

  1. Set small achievable goals - setting one huge goal can seem daunting, but small manageable goals can help you work through your tasks one step at a time. 

  1. Make sure that you are drinking enough water. Coffee and Tea might give you energy boosts, but it is important that you stay hydrated. 

  1. Schedule time each day to spend with your friends or family- it will seem increasingly draining to revise if you do not factor interacting with others into your day. 

  1. If you find yourself easily distracted and spending a lot of time on social media apps, delete them for a couple of days and your productivity should increase. 

  1. Prioritise your time- not all modules demand the exact same amount of time. Dedicate more time towards the modules that you feel weakest. 

  1.  If you feel that your revision method is not working, try another as not everyone works in the same way. 

  1. Make sure you plan something nice for yourself when your exams and deadlines are over – you deserve it. 

Good Luck with your exams and we look forward to seeing you take part in Refreshers’ week! 

 

 

 

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