If you’re feeling the pressure in the run up to exams you’re not alone! Now is the time to start thinking about revising, so we thought we’d share a few ideas for staying calm and preparing well.
The first thing to know is that there’s lots of support available if you’re proactive and go looking for it; a whole host of exam related workshops will be running in the Alan Gilbert Learning Commons throughout January, you can book online.
The Faculty of Humanities have an excellent Study Skills website which will be especially useful to Humanities students and also includes some more general advice on preparing for and sitting exams, which is useful for students of all disciplines.
The Atrium will be open from 2nd January, we have lots of private study space, plug in points, WiFi and comfy seats that you’re welcome to use during the revision period! There’s information about the latest exam workshops on our AV screens and our Student Support Adviser is available for appointments if you ask at the Welcome desk.
To round this off, we asked some of our students for advice on how to cope with revision, based on their experiences over the last few years. These are their top tips:
- Remember to eat!
- Stay hydrated (have a cup of tea).
- Take regular breaks and do something that you enjoy.
- Talk to other people, face to face.
- Get plenty of sleep.
From everyone at the Atrium, have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!