The Semester 1 2022/23 exam period runs from Monday 16 January to Friday 27 January 2023.
Students should refer to the Academic Registry's Exams and assessments webpages for full information and guidance.
Exam support from the Skills Centre
Skills enrichment sessions
Exam skills sessions: Nine 50-minute live online / in-person workshops in weeks 9 to 11 (28 November to 15 December 2022) on:
- Succeed in exams 1: Getting exam-ready
- Succeed in exams 2: Devising your exam strategy
- Succeed in exams 3: Writing against the clock
Booking required on MySkills.
1:1 exam skills tutorials
Bookable appointments: 20-minute exams skills tutorials in weeks 9 to 11 (29 November to 14 December 2022) to help build confidence in preparing for and completing exams.
Skills Zone drop-in: Students can drop in to the Skills Zone on campus (6E2.8) on the specified days and times in weeks 9 to 11 and 14 (28 November 2022 to 6 January 2023), no booking required. A tutor will be available to talk to them 1:1 (up to 20 minutes) about best exam practice.
Exams skills presentations
- Monday 9 January 2023, 11.15am - 2.05pm, 8 West 3.22
- Tuesday 10 January 2023, 11.15am - 2.05pm, 8 West 1.1
These are open access drop-in sessions, no booking required. Each session will look at:
- effective revision techniques and tips for staying calm and positive throughout the exam season
- how to approach exams strategically
- different question types, what tutors are looking for and how to make the best use of time during the exam
- preparing to write under timed conditions.
There will also be a Q&A about preparing for exams and assessments.
Exam surgeries in the Library
- Wednesday 7 December 2022, 11.00am - 2.00pm
- Tuesday 10 January 2023, 11.00am - 2.00pm
Students can come along and ask any questions about preparing for exams.
Maths and statistics support
Calculator skills pop-ups: Running in week 11 (12 to 16 December 2022) each lunchtime as part of the MASH drop-in, students can come and try out the model of calculator prescribed by the University rubric and get advice on how to use it.
Self-access online resources
- Preparing for exams – general guide on how to prepare effectively for exams.
- Getting ready for exams - short interactive resource to help students prepare for exams and alleviate anxiety.
- Time Management – short resource to help students create a revision schedule and manage their workload.
Blogs on exams
Exams-themed blogs – bite-sized hints and tips from Skills Centre staff and student Skills Co-Creators to help students prepare for different types of exams, including:
- Approaching in-person exams with confidence: Two new blogs and videos with tips for the revision period and the day of the exam
- Six memory hacks to supercharge your revision
- Top 10 tips for exam preparation
- Top tips for open book exams
- Maths exams: prepare to succeed
Exam support from the Library
The Library is open for quiet study throughout the revision and exam period, with additional study spaces available across campus and in the city.
Library Lists include guidance on exam and revision skills, coursework planning, wellbeing and managing exam stress.
During the revision and assessment period, the Library will provide an exam and wellbeing book display, ‘Take a break’ envelopes, and students can follow them on Instagram for more tips.
If students have got a question for the Library, are trying to find or reference information, or access past exam papers online, they can reach Library staff via the homepage Chat service, Ask a Librarian web form, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. They are open for in-person support on the Subject floors, whilst their Reader Services team are available on Level 2, Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm.
Exam support from Student Support
Student Support provide various services and resources that can help students during the exam period.
For example the Be Well App includes a number of useful features:
- built-in Pomodoro timer
- tips on tackling procrastination
- mindfulness and breathing exercises, ideal for short study breaks
- short podcast to combat exam stress before the exam
Exam support from the SU
Taking time out from revision is important. The SU organises activities during the exam period so students can have a break, do something different and clear their mind.
Details of these will be available on the SU's Study Well webpage.