Wednesday 27 April 2016
This page is intended as a useful resource to help you in the run-up to and during the exam period.
Some tips on preparing for exams
Writing and study guidance
Maths and statistics guidance
Using the revision period effectively
Managing exam anxiety
Study Well Fortnight
Study Well Guide
If you have personal or health issues which you think will affect your exam performance, it’s important that you understand the procedures at Queen Mary, and take action as early as possible. These tips include information on the Extenuating Circumstances policy at QMUL and advice on building your emotional resilience.
Drop-in sessions are available for on-the-spot answers to your questions without an appointment.
Free and impartial guidance in maths and statistics is available every weekday during term time on a drop-in basis: learningdevelopment.qmul.ac.uk/maths-and-statistics-guidance
This guide gives you tips for planning your revision.
With relaxation exercises, a self-help bibliography and links to useful contacts and information, this guide to relaxation from the Advice and Counselling Service is your one-stop-shop for relaxation tips during the exam period.
Have you seen the updates Advice and Counselling Service webpage all about emotional wellbeing at QMUL? It’s had a revamp and is worth checking out especially if you are feeling the stress of exams this month!
Managing exam anxiety
Being anxious about exams is very common, and very normal. The fact is that you are being tested – explicitly about knowledge of your subject and implicitly for your ability to perform under pressure – so in a way, you are meant to be anxious! These tips from the Advice and Counselling Service might help you in your exam preparations and on the day.
Study Well is a campaign led by the Students’ Union, working with other university bodies, to help ensure you can do your best during the revision period. From stress-reducing activities like yoga and games, through to extra study spaces over the next term such as Blomeley Room 2. You can find out what else your Union and university are doing to help you study well here: www.qmsu.org/studywell
It has tips for helping you study, information on where you can study and a round-up of all the events taking place in the Study Well fortnight.
The Students’ Union have created this handy audit of available study spaces at the Mile End campus: www.qmsu.org/pageassets/studywell/1-Study-Well-Study-Spaces.pdf
At the Whitechapel campus, there are study spaces in Whitechapel Library, the student common room in the Garrod Building and upstairs of the Griff Inn in the BLSA building.