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 Techniques, Tips and Tricks

We know you’re busy – but take a couple of minutes to scan the following techniques, tips and tricks – then try any out that you think could help you with your revision and exams. Preparing for an exam Revise actively – don’t just read your notes. You could try … Flash cards – with […]

The 9 best scientific study tips

How’s your revision coming along? Revision should be a semester-long activity – so yes – although we’re not quite at the end of week 6 – you should already be revising… If you haven’t managed to do much (or any) so far, take a look at this YouTube clip – some great tips that should […]

Top tips to help you protect your mobile devices

1 Lock your smartphone/tablet Restrict access to your phone by using a pin, password, complex swipe or other option. If it gets lost or stolen it’ll be more difficult for someone to access your information on it. Check the settings and enable automatic screen locking after several minutes of non-use. 2 Install software that lets […]

Skype for Business meetings – top tips

With Skype for Business on our desktops, we’re now holding more online meetings than ever. A key benefit of a Skype for Business meeting is its convenience. You can join the meeting from anywhere, without needing to travel or set off early – savings in time and travel costs could be huge. However, just because […]

Revision tips, links and videos…

Week 12 – if you’ve not started your revision – we suggest you do so now… If you remember things better if presented diagrammatically we have MindGenius  and Inspiration mind mapping software on the HWU desktop – and you can also get your own personal copy of MindGenius free – see Software for Personal Use. The […]

Study Survival tips – try our top ten

The semester is well underway, you have a busy schedule and the pressure is building…  Deadlines creep closer while studying takes up more of your time. Don’t panic  –  coping with university study is something you’ll get better at.   There’s no magic solution – but the following tips might help… Develop your study skills as […]

Need some revision tips?

It’s the holidays – and revision time for the exams that are about due to start in a few weeks. The Edinburgh campus library is open 24/7 over the holiday period. If you’re struggling to get motivated and get going with your revision, you’ll find lots of advice and suggestions on the web. You could […]

Workshop Cancelled: How To Manage Stress: Tips & Techniques Tues 17 Feb

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the following workshop has had to be cancelled:- How To Manage Stress: Tips & Techniques Tues 17 Feb Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused

Revision tips

Now that the exam period looms you might find the following tips useful… Give yourself enough time to study Don’t leave it until the last minute Create a study timetable Organize your study space Space? Light? Comfortable chair? Get rid of distractions Flow charts and diagrams can help highlight key concepts/terms simplify and summarise your […]