Don’t miss the exam survival sessions in November

This National Stress Awareness day – some reminders about how we can help as the semester moves into course work hand in time and then exams. The NSS highlights exams are one of the top reasons for stressed students – so don’t miss the Exam Survival Guide and How to Manage Exam Stress Power Hours later this month […]

Surviving the exams…

We know this is a hectic time of year for all of our students. To help you out we’ve summarised some of the facilities and information available to try and make the next few weeks a bit easier for you. Study Spaces (Edinburgh campus) The Edinburgh campus library remains open 24/7 until the 19th May. […]

Exam stress drop in sessions

Having a last minute panic?  Feeling worried and anxious? The Student Support Service are offering drop in sessions to anyone who is having a crisis or struggling with exam anxiety or stress. Where: Student Support and Accommodation Office, Hugh Nisbet Building (Edinburgh campus) When: Monday-Friday throughout the exam period (24th April – 19th May):  1400 […]

SCONUL Access: Restricted access to Edinburgh University libraries during exams

During the University of Edinburgh exam period SCONUL Access reference members will have reduced access to the University of Edinburgh Main Library and Law Library. Restrictions will apply between Monday 17 April – Sunday 14 May 2017 inclusive.  During this time access will be restricted for Reference users, including those with SCONUL Reference Only Cards. Restrictions are […]

Exam day tips

Get a good sleep the night before Eat something before your exam Avoid ‘panic talk’ with other students Read the instructions on the paper Stick to your exam tactics plan Watch the clock Start with the easy questions Build in time to review your answers Don’t leave the exam early Take control of your stress […]

Exam prep tip: pack your exam bag

Organise all the materials you need for the exam  e.g. identification writing materials calculator if permitted dictionary or other copy resources if appropriate water    

Exam prep tip: Plan your exam tactics

A little bit of forward planning, and you can have your exam tactics worked out in advance (a) How long is your exam? (2 hours?  3 hours?) (b) How many questions will you need to answer? all of them? do you have a choice of questions? are some mandatory, some elective? are all questions worth the […]

Exam prep tip: When and where?

Make sure you know when and where each exam is to be held date? time? place? You can check the dates at Exam timetables and seating Please note seating arrangements are for Edinburgh and Scottish Borders Campus only.  

Blackwell’s offer one week free access to The Exam Skills Handbook by Stella Cottrell

Blackwell’s Edinburgh are giving away one week’s access to a free digital copy of “The Exam Skills Handbook”  by Stella Cottrell. To receive a unique code for this book, please go to the Library Service Desk, into the Edinburgh store or e-mail jaki.hawker@blackwell.co.uk Please note that Blackwell’s have a limited numbers of codes and will give to students […]

Exam season reminders

Teaching is over for the semester – all that’s left this year are the exams… (and the holidays). To help you out we’ve summarised some of the facilities and information available to try and make the next couple of weeks a bit easier for you. Study Spaces (Edinburgh campus) The Edinburgh campus library is open […]