Good luck in your exams - student exam guide

Posted by nm365 at May 13, 2019 01:31 PM |

Good luck!

The finish line is just around the corner - you can do this.

About this summer's exams

This summer’s exam period is from 7 to 24 May. You can find out more in our student exam guide, including timetables, what to take with you and what to do if you miss or can’t attend an exam. Additionally, you can click here for a map of exam locations.

Need support?

Struggling with exam stress? We are here to support you. Head over to for information, advice and guidance on a range of issues, including academic and study advice. For more ways to destress, the Students’ Union has events and activities planned throughout the exam period.

Our Global Café - open to all students - is also another great way to relieve stress and relax with friends. Don't just take our word for it, one attendee told us: "[it has] a very relaxed vibe and [its] easy to talk to people". Pop along on 16 May, Graduate Lounge, anytime between 5.00pm and 7.00pm, where our focus is on exam destress.

You can also find more free events like this at

Top study tips

  • Take the pressure off yourself - whatever the outcome of your exams you can still be successful, achieve your goals and become the person you want to be, even if it is a different path to the one you originally thought you were on
  • Read the question carefully and answer what is set
  • Check your exam room in advance - they are not always on main campus (see above for our map of exam locations)
  • Look after yourself - have breaks, eat well, keep hydrated and exercise - this will help you to stay focused and healthy
  • Plan fun things during your revision period and after exams - make sure you have something to look forward to.
  • Remember why you chose to study your degree in the first place - are you wanting to have a particular career or do you love learning about the topic?
  • Celebrate your achievements - review how much you've achieved each study session - it's probably a lot more than you think
  • Find out how you revise best - whether that's explaining to your housemate, writing notes, or sticking Post-Its around your room
  • Turn your phone off to avoid being distracted
  • Use the vacation to relax as well as to revise

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