2016 – Feel prepared

Revision Central now available in Learning Edge

It’s been a busy few weeks with assignments being due and on top of that the upcoming festivities to plan for, finance and of course, enjoy. For many of you, however, there is the knowledge that the New Year also brings with it the exam period. Now there are some lucky people who thrive on exams – they enjoy the pressure and it actually brings out the best in them! For the rest of us though some exam stress is inevitable and the trick is not to fall into the usual trap of ignoring it (#handsonearslalalala) or overdosing on negative thinking and caffeine.

Help and support is at hand:

Working with our colleagues in Student Services and Counselling, we are providing

two sessions as soon as we all return in January.

We have a session on Tuesday 5th Jan entitled Exam Revision: How to relax when you don’t have time for it. This session will focus on taking a short space of time out – time out can help you to be more effective and regain a sense of calm, concentration and focus.

Then on Tuesday 12th January we are providing a second session, Keep calm and master your exam preparation. This will focus on better preparation.  It’s designed to offer top tips for improving mental wellbeing and reducing text anxiety.   It addresses exam and test stress through strategies to prepare better psychologically as well as physically.

Bookings for these sessions and a complete suite of resources are available via the Revision Central panel on your Learning Edge home page. The panel is a collection of services and resources to help you with the three stages of exam preparation: planning your revision schedule, doing the revision and entering the examination room. As well as the sessions you can come along to, why not listen to Avoiding Exam Stress Section by Professor Dave Puttwain’s, this is a great little podcast on avoiding exam nerves, then consult Revision Help for tips on making a revision plan and revision strategies. Opening Hours will tell you when the Library is open over the holiday period and in January and PC Availability will help you to track down a computer on campus. When you need a bit of head space, have a look at Useful Apps.

Good luck and we will see you all in 2016.

RachelBury

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel Bury – Academic Liaison Manager – Quality Marketing and Communication

Learning Services