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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

The Semester 1 2023/24 revision and assessment period runs from Monday 8 January 2024 to Friday 26 January 2024.

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 8 to 11 (22 November to 13 December 2023) 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 8 and 10 (w/c 20 November and 4 December 2023).

Exam surgery in the Library

Skills Centre staff will be in the Library foyer on Tuesday 5 December 2023 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

Videos

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 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 library@bath.ac.uk. 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:

  • Wellbeing support daily appointments if you feel stressed or anxious
  • Be Well Talk Now 24-hour confidential support service
  • Wellbeing events and workshops
  • Be Well App with useful features and resources 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

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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