Using the Library during exam time – Edinburgh Campus

Although there have been some recent changes to Scottish Government guidelines and lockdown restrictions, the guidelines for using the Library have not changed. Please be considerate to other students and staff in the Library by following these steps: Study spaces Book a study space through the Student Portal or direct at Resource BookerIn Resource Booker, […]

Accessing eBooks at exam time

Exams start on Monday 26th April which means that some of our eBooks will be in high demand. We have been buying extra copies of our most popular eBook titles but many of them have a limit on the number of people who can use them at once. Please check Discovery and use copies on both platforms if […]

eBook usage at exam times

A number of eBooks are in high demand at the moment due to exams. Please check Discovery and use copies on both platforms if available – VLeBooks and Ebook Central. We may have two sets of Ebook Central copies due to a recent change to the permissions made by the publisher Pearson. Use both sets […]

eBook downloads turned off to increase access for more students at exam time

We have a large number of eResources including eBooks that are available for students to use while studying off campus. To access eBooks, use Discovery  and you will be able to view and read a wide selection. Some eBooks only allow a limited number of users to view them at the same time. Due to the […]

Study space for exam revision – Edinburgh Campus

There is study space available across the Edinburgh Campus from Friday 30th November to Friday 14th November 2018. The Library will continue to be open 24/7 up until 8:30pm on Friday 14th December.  

Exam Top Tip: Try the Pomodoro technique.

It is a simple but very effective method that can improve your focus and aid concentration. So to get started you just need a timer-it could be an electronic timer on your phone or lap-top. It doesn’t have to be the old-fashioned kitchen timer shaped like a tomato – but that is where the name […]

Managing Exam Stress

If exam stress is getting the better of you, Student Wellbeing Services are running ‘Quick and Easy Techniques for Managing Exam Stress’ drop in sessions every Monday and Wednesday during the exam period   Mondays: 11 – 11.30am and 11.30 – 12.20am  Wednesdays: 3 – 3.30pm and 3.30 – 4pm Where: Student Wellbeing Resource Centre (Hugh […]

Exam Top Tip: Take care of yourself.

Your academic work actually benefits if you build in rest, exercise and relaxation. Your brain needs a good night’s sleep and this is particularly important before the day of your exam.  Exercise will help you relax, keep a good appetite and give you that vital “switch off” time from study.  Remember to build some leisure […]

Exam Top Tip: Mix it up!

Successful revision tests your understanding of content. So try recording your answer to a test question and critically listen back.  Is your explanation clear and precise?  Look at a test question and write an essay plan to show how you would answer the question.  If you are a visual learner draw a mind map to […]

Exam Top Tip: Don’t fall into the procrastination trap!

You could use a timetable to mark out revision times for each subject and then stick to it.  Another great way to stop procrastinating and get started is to use the Pomodoro technique: this is as simple as setting a timer.  For example, set your timer for 50 minutes.  This should be concentrated study time […]

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