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Support to prepare you for exams

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

Two students sitting at desks taking an in-person exam.
Support to help you perform your best in exams

The Semester 2 2022/23 assessment period runs from Monday 8 May 2023 to Friday 2 June 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: 50-minute live online / in-person workshops in weeks 29 to 31 (18 April to 4 May 2023) on:

  • Getting exam-ready
  • Devising your exam strategy
  • Writing against the clock

Booking required on MySkills.

1:1 writing tutorials

  • Bookable appointments: 20-minute tutorials until week 31 (w/c 1 May 2023) to help with all aspects of academic writing.

  • Writing drop-in: Drop in to the Skills Zone on campus (6E2.8) on Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes, no booking required. A tutor will be available if you have questions about writing under exam conditions.

Please note, the writing tutorials and drop-in service are unavailable over the Easter vacation.

Exam surgery in the Library

On Wednesday 19 April 2023, 11.00am - 2.00pm, Skills Centre staff will be available in the Library foyer 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.

During the revision and assessment period, keep an eye out in the Library for their exam and wellbeing book display, ‘Take a break’ envelopes, and follow them 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, Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm.

Exam support from Student Support

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

  • Be Well Talk Now 24-hour confidential support service
  • Stress to Success exam workshops
  • Be Well App with useful features to help 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: The revision period

Watch this video for tips on how to prepare effectively for an in-person exam.

Skills Centre exam support

Access on MySkills

Contact us

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