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Everything you need to know about your exams

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With exams fast approaching we know this can be a stressful time of year. That’s why we’ve put everything together in one place – from study and exam support to finding your room and most importantly, looking after your wellbeing.

Get ready ahead of time

Alongside studying for your exams, make sure you find the time to get prepared with the practicalities too. Take a minute to read through our exam guidance to make sure you know what is expected of you for both in-person or online assessments. This includes what you can bring to the exam hall and where to get help if you have a problem.

Do you have online exams this year? If so, make sure that you also take a look at the specific advice and guidance including accessing technical support. It’s important to do this ahead of time so everything goes smoothly on the day. Also, it’s really important that you check that your 2-factor authentication from Duo is fully set up, you will need this to access Blackboard.

Lastly, make sure you’ve checked your exam timetable and find your exam room ahead of time with our interactive campus map.

Feel confident with our exams support

There’s plenty of support you can access to help you feel prepared and confident as your exams approach. The Library has specialised assessment support, including practical workshops, drop in support and revision guides. 

You should also familiarise yourself with our advice on ways to avoid academic malpractice, including information on collaboration vs collusion and the university’s guidance on plagiarism and other forms of academic malpractice

Past papers are a great way to improve your exam technique and you can search by subject for them on the exams website, where you’ll also find hints and tips for revision. 

Keep your eyes peeled on our student news pages for helpful tips and tricks this exam season, including lots of advice from other students too. 

Taking a break

As much as it might sound counterproductive, taking regular breaks and time away from studying is really valuable and will help you sit your exams with ease in the long run! Block out time for activities you enjoy. Sport is an excellent way to de-stress, Sporticipate offers a wide and varied range of accessible, inclusive sport and activity for everyone, so why not check it out?

If sports aren’t your thing, we’re also running a series of wellbeing events, which offer a great way to break up your day with everything from morning yoga to arts and crafts sessions. 

Look after your wellbeing 
University support services – Including our 24/7 online and phone services 

Six ways to wellbeing – How small, everyday changes can help 

What do other students do? How our student bloggers cope with exam season, with new ways to look after yourself and self-care 101 
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