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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.

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Support to help you perform your best in exams

The Semester 1 2022/23 exam period runs from Monday 16 January 2023 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:

  • Getting exam-ready
  • Devising your exam strategy
  • 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 your confidence in preparing for and completing exams.

  • Skills Zone drop-in: 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 you 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 your tutors are looking for and how to make the best use of your 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

Come along and ask us any questions about preparing for exams.

Maths and statistics support

  • Daily MASH drop-in – 12.15pm to 2.05pm in the Skills Zone or online for students to ask any maths and statistics questions.

  • Calculator skills pop-up: 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 you prepare for exams and alleviate anxiety.
  • Time Management – short resource to help you create a revision schedule and manage your workload.

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 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, Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm.

Exam support from Student Support

Student Support provide various services and resources that can help you during your exams.

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 and calm you before your exam

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.

Skills Centre exam support

Access on MySkills

Contact us

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