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Support to prepare you for exams

Find out about the support available to help you prepare effectively for exams.

Students sitting at desks in the Founders Hall taking an in-person exam.
Support to help you perform your best in exams

With the upcoming revision and assessment period, we would like to remind students of the support available from the Skills Centre.

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

50-minute live online / in-person workshops in weeks 29 to 31 (16 April to 1 May 2024) on:

  • Getting exam-ready
  • Devising your exam strategy

Booking required on MySkills.

1:1 writing tutorials and drop-in

  • Bookable appointments: 20-minute online tutorials are available to help with all aspects of academic writing, including writing under exam conditions.

  • Writing drop-in: 20-minute session with a writing tutor (no booking required) to discuss any aspect of exam writing. The drop-in takes place in the Skills Zone (6E 2.8) on campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12.15-2.05pm in weeks 25, 28, 30 and 32.

Exam surgery in the Library

Skills Centre staff will be in the Library foyer on Tuesday 23 April 2024 from 12.15pm to 2.05pm to answer any questions about preparing for exams.

Maths and statistics

The MASH drop-in runs every day during the revision and assessment period from 12.15pm to 2.05pm in the Skills Zone.

You can ask any maths and statistics questions and try out the official University calculator.

Self-access online resources


Blogs on exams

Exams-themed blogs – bite-sized hints and tips from Skills Centre staff and student Skills Co-Creators to help you prepare for different types of exams, including:

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.

Keep an eye out in the Library for the 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 Reader Services team are available on Level 2: Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm.

Exam support from Student Support

Student Support provides various services and resources that can help you during exams:

Exam support from the SU

Taking time out from revision is important. The SU organises activities during the exam period so you can have a break, do something different and clear your mind.

You can find details of these on the SU's Study Well webpage.

Preparing for in-person exams

Tips for the revision period.

Skills Centre exam support

Access on MySkills

Contact us

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

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