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Information to help you study and prepare for exams

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
Relaxation tips
Emotional wellbeing
Managing exam anxiety
Study Well Fortnight
Study Well Guide
Study spaces
Quick links

Some tips on preparing for exams

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.

my.qmul.ac.uk/news_and_events/2016/173034

 

Writing and study guidance

Drop-in sessions are available for on-the-spot answers to your questions without an appointment.

Self-access resources

 

Maths and statistics guidance

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

Self-access resources

 

Using the revision period effectively

This guide gives you tips for planning your revision.

learningdevelopment.qmul.ac.uk/sites/learningdevelopment.qmul.ac.uk/files/shared/files/Using_the_revision_period_effectively.pdf

 

Relaxation tips

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.

my.qmul.ac.uk/news_and_events/2016/176352

 

Emotional wellbeing

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!

www.welfare.qmul.ac.uk/emotional-wellbeing

 

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.

my.qmul.ac.uk/news_and_events/2016/173032

 

Study Well Fortnight

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

 

Study Well Guide

The Students’ Union’s excellent Study Well Guide is available to read here: issuu.com/qmsu/docs/study_well_leaflet

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.

 

Study spaces

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.

 

Quick links

General information on exams

Exam FAQs

Extenuating circumstances

QMSU academic advice

Student support contacts

Learning Development

Advice and Counselling Service

Library

Disability and Dyslexia Service

Faith services

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