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Top tips for exam success


The official semester one exam period has began. Here’s some guidance on what to expect from your exams, how to find out where you’re going and where to go for additional support.

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If you have any concerns about your wellbeing during exam time, get in touch with the Wellbeing team, or check out our self-help page. You may also find these tips on dealing with exam stress helpful.

You can find out where and when your exams are being held here.

If you’re having specific money troubles, please get in touch with our Student Money team who provide confidential support and advice to those experiencing difficulties with their finances or who require support in managing their money.

Your Students' Union Advice team is also on hand to offer independent and confidential advice and representation.

Staying active will keep your mind clear and focused. Visit the gyms and work out your troubles on the treadmill, splash out in our swimming pool, try a fitness class or enjoy a change of pace with our inner-zen inspired Yoga classes.

If you’re feeling nervous about your upcoming exams, you’re not alone. A bit of pressure can improve performance, but it’s just as important to balance your revision with a little time to unwind.

Get active with FREE fitness classes

From 7 – 18 January all group exercise classes at City and Headingley campuses will be free of charge. Keep your cool with a relaxing Pilates or Yoga session, or get those endorphins pumping at a wide range of high-energy cardio classes including Spin, Body Pump and Zumba. Full timetable here.

Keep on top of stress

Leeds IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) are hosting a number of classes on campus for anyone having trouble managing their stress levels. These two-hour Stress Control classes will be held on City Campus on the following dates:

17:00 – 19:00, 24 January, City Campus

More information and booking here.

IAPT will also be running Sleep Well sessions on campus in January – check back for more details.

Find a space to revise

The Library is open 24/7 so you can revise whenever it suits you best. We have silent study spaces at both campuses (first floor in Headingley Library and second and third floors in Sheila Silver Library).

Remember there are study spaces in some of the Halls of Residences and lots of social learning spaces around campus if you prefer a different study environment. Our study spaces web page gives more information. And you can use the IT Labs if there is no teaching in them - just check the timetables outside.

Relax and get creative

Later in the month, you can join our Chaplain and take time out to focus your mind on simple creative activities. Try your hand at Origami, the Japanese art of paper-folding, mindful colouring, sketching, poetry or crosswords. These sessions offer the chance to take a break from work or studies and lose yourself in focussed attention.

12:00 – 13:30, 28 January, Priestley 122, Headingley Campus
11:30 – 13:00, 25 January, The Gateway, City Campus

Contact Student Wellbeing (studentwellbeing@leedsbeckett.ac.uk) for details on these sessions, which will be continuing throughout semester two.


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