Key Information Regarding the Exam Period
Easter term is here at last, which means that the sun is shining, there are loads of fluffy little ducklings everywhere… and the exams are here. But don’t worry because ECSU are here to make sure that this term is a stress free as possible. We’ve got lots of activities to help you prepare for your exams, revise effectively and also relax when it all gets a bit too much. So stop worrying and sit back and enjoy the weather, because we’ve got this term sorted for you.
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- Don’t Panic!
- Think positively
- Take plenty of time out to do what you want to do, whether that’s exercise, sunbathing or just chilling
- Try to get out of college now and then to remind yourself that there is another world out there
- If one exam goes badly, try to forget about it and focus on the next exam
- Don’t talk about revision when you’re going out with your friends
- Try to ignore people who stress you out
- Do things your way; don’t be swayed by what other people are doing
- Remember, you are worth more than your exams
If you are having any problems at all the most important thing is not to struggle on your own. There are loads of support services available, from internet sites which help you revise to trained counsellors.
The two most important sources of help are your Tutor and your Director of Studies. These are your first contacts in any problem. Below is a list of some other useful contacts.
- College Counsellor, Ann Hughes, firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Dean, Jeremy Caddick, email@example.com
- Senior Tutor, Dr Henderson, firstname.lastname@example.org
- College nurse, Diana Lloyd. Drop-in times are in the Plodge.
Other useful contacts:
- More study skills.
- University Counselling Service, 13/14 Trumpington Street. Call 01223 332865.
- The Disabilities Resource Centre, Keynes House, Old Addenbrookes Site, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QA, Tel: 01223 322301
- Linkline, For non-judgemental support drop in to 17 St Edward’s Passage (between 7pm-11pm), Cambridge, or Tel : 01223 367575 / 01223 744444 (7pm-7am every night in full term).
Visit the Sleep and Staying Healthy pages for more advice.