In this post we make you aware of the services which are there to support you. CluedUp provides the following advice to help you reduce exam stress.
- Take regular exercise – We’ve got world-class sports facilities at the Aberdeen Sports village that all of our students can take advantage of.
- Manage your time well – The Student Learning Service runs workshops throughout the term on time management and other useful academic skills.
- Avoid suffering in silence – There is always someone you can talk to at the university, whether that’s the Student Advice and Support Office, the University Counselling office, the Chaplaincy, a Student Resident Assistant or the student volunteers at Nightline Listening and Information Service.
- Try being mindful.
- Look out for events organised by AUSA and the Student Resident Assistants over the exam period. There are often specialist drop-in events organised such as puppy therapy clinics and free massages.
- Check out the Learner’s Toolkit to find out about technological tools like MindManager, GoConqr, and Evernote, which may be able to help you with revision.
- Take time to relax – The NHS can also help with information and advice to help students deal with exam stress. Relaxed breathing and deep muscle relaxation are two methods that are proven to reduce stress levels.
- University of Aberdeen – Services and Support
- University of Aberdeen – Counselling Service
- The Student Room – Dealing with exam pressure and stress
- NHS – Stress busters
- NHS – Struggling with Stress
- NHS – Moodzone
- NHS – easy time-management tips
- Mind – How to manage stress
- Mind – How to cope with student life
- Stress Busting – 13 Tips on how to deal with exam stress
Wishing all our students very best of luck with their exams. Remember to speak to a member of staff if you need help with anything.