Revision and stress-beating tips

If you require assistance during examinations

An Assessment Helpdesk will be available as a first point of contact on (+44) 01392 726800.

The Assessment Helpdesk will operate from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and from 8am to 12.30pm Saturdays BST.

The Examinations Process Guide for Students outlines the steps you need to take before, during, and at the end of, your examination, as well as what to do if things go wrong.

The Technical Guide for Students gives detailed guidance on downloading an examination paper, saving a completed paper as a PDF, and uploading it to BART.

During your exams you can access library resources via If you have any problems accessing an online resource please use the chat function on the website to speak to a member of library staff. Open 7 days a week.

Student Minds have produced a handy five-stage guide to getting ahead of exam stress.

Just as an architect wouldn’t begin a project without a blueprint, you can’t just open a book randomly one day, begin reading and build a strong basis for your exams.

The Uni Guide gives you everything you need to create a revision timetable that actually works, making sure you stay on-track even during lockdown.

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Save the Student guide on beating exam stress:

Look after your mental and physical health, too

Doing the best you can during exams is about more than just prepping the right answers and revising (though they’re both important too!). It’s also about making sure you’re in the right headspace, and that you give yourself time to prepare your mindset. There’s no getting around it, exams can be really stressful. The links below provide some useful tips to keep those cortisol levels down:

The NHS has some useful tips on improving your mental wellbeing, and coping with stress and anxiety:

Wondering whether your go-to stress-buster gets the seal of approval? Here’s Top Universities guide on how NOT to cope with exam stress:

Trying to do anything when you’re too tired to keep your eyes open is always a recipe for disaster, and with the new situation we’re all facing it’s easy to totally lose track of time.
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