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 […]

Exam Top Tip: You don’t have to be anti-social to revise well

Form a study group or find yourself a “study buddy”.  Research shows that group study can be very effective – make use of past examination questions and test each other.  Everyone benefits-but the student whose turn it is to explain the problem, concept or theorem benefits most of all.  Because to explain something means you […]

How to Succeed in Exams

We’ve organised some extra sessions of the ‘How to Succeed in Exams’ Power Hour. Whether you find yourself struggling or wanting some extra tips so you can push yourself from a 2:1 to an 1st, this class can help you. It aims to give you the tools you need to create a successful revision strategy, […]

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 […]