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Support for exams

Skills Centre exam support for the 2021/22 Semester 2 assessment period.

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Skills Centre's exam support

The Semester 2 exam period for the 2021/22 academic year runs from Monday 16 May 2022 to Wednesday 1 June 2022.

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 – 50-minute live online skills enrichment sessions in weeks 27, 30 and 31 (7 April to 5 May 2022) covering revision techniques, writing in exams, and essential academic style.

1:1 support

Exam skills 1:1 tutorials – 50-minute exams skills appointments in weeks 30-32 (25 April to 13 May 2022) to help build confidence in taking exams.

1:1 writing tutorials – online and in-person 50-minute appointments until week 31 (6 May 2022) to discuss any aspect of academic writing and receive feedback on how to improve written work. An email feedback service is also available.

Same-day academic skills appointments - new 15-minute online appointments are available from 30 March 2022 to ask a quick question on any aspect of academic skills.

Self-access online guides and modules

Preparing for exams – a general guide on how to prepare effectively for exams.

Inspera guide – this short online module explains how to use the assessment platform Inspera to complete an exam and includes troubleshooting tips.

Support for Online Exams – this short online module explains the different types of exams and how to prepare for them.

Time Management – a short online module to help students create a schedule and manage their workload.

Maths and statistics support

Daily MASH drop-ins – daily drop-ins in the Skills Zone or online for students to ask any maths and statistics questions.

Survive and thrive in an in-person maths exam - Wednesday 11 May 2022 2:15pm - 3:15pm in the Chancellors' Building (booking required). Many first year maths students will be sitting in-person maths exams for the first time this semester. This session will give an overview of what's involved and offer some hints and tips on how to do your best.


Exams-themed blogs – bite-sized hints and tips on preparing for exams on the Academic & Employability Skills blog, including:

More student blogs on exams and revision are also available.

Exam support from the Library

Library Lists include guidance on exam and revision skills, coursework planning, wellbeing and managing exam stress.

Keep an eye out in the Library for their exam and wellbeing book display, ‘Take a break’ envelopes, and follow the Library on Instagram for more tips.

If you've got a question for the Library, are trying to find or reference information, or access past exam papers online, you can reach them via their homepage Chat service, Ask a Librarian web form, or email They are open for in-person support on the Subject floors, whilst their Issue Desk team are available on Level 2: Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm.

Exam support from Student Services

Be Well App

Student Services' Be Well App provides you with the tools to start building positive daily habits into your life to boost your wellbeing.

The app includes a number of useful features and resources which will help during exams:

  • built-in Pomodoro timer
  • podcasts on tackling procrastination
  • mindfulness and breathing exercises, ideal for short study breaks
  • short podcast to combat exam stress to help calm you before your exam

Revision Stress Buster sessions

Student Services are running a series of 30-minute online Revision Stress Buster sessions at 10:15am every day from 9 to 13 May 2022 to give you practical techniques to keep calm and deal with any negative thoughts about exams.

Exam support from the Students' Union

During the exam and assessment period, the SU is running various Study Well activities where you can take a break away from your desk, do something fun and recharge your batteries.

Contact us

If you have any questions about exam support for students, please contact the Digital and Academic Skills Team.