These have been selected for their useful advice in helping you be your best during exams. The range covers everything from exam and study tips to strategies for managing stress or depression.
The Templeman Library has added them to its collections so that you can access them from anywhere, for free.
These books are part of the Wellbeing exhibition which will be in the Templeman Library Welcome Hall from 22 April – 30 May, offering print titles to browse and borrow in addition to the e-books below.
How to pass your exams
Proven techniques for any exam that will guarantee success
Exam-busting tips: how to pass exams the easy way
Say goodbye to anxious exam-day tension and embrace the tranquility of organisation, with this guide to co-ordinating your lifestyle and your revision during the exam period.
The student’s guide to exam success
Tackles the anxieties that cause people to procrastinate, go blank, swot pointlessly or underperform, to change your attitude and help you understand your fears, stop panicking and start enjoying your work, to develop a balanced approach to exams. Practical tips include devising a revision strategy, writing essays, speed-reading, note taking and mind-maps, and remember what you learn.
Mindfulness: a practical guide
How to listen to your body to reduce stress and anxiety; how to focus better at work, how to enjoy life more using mindfulness in everyday actions. Straightforward advice with case studies and step-by-step tips.
Mindfulness made easy: teach yourself
If you have low mood, feel anxious, or just want to learn a technique for gaining control of your mind and feelings, this book is a clear and approachable introduction to the power of Mindfulness.
Heidegger was a German philosopher known for his existential and phenomenological explorations of the “question of Being”. This is the first English translation of Heidegger’s second major being-historical treatise.
Stress, depression, anxiety
The relaxation & stress reduction workbook
Easy, step-by-step techniques for calming the body and mind in an increasingly overstimulated world. This workbook is highly regarded by therapists for stress reduction strategies for those with busy lives.
When perfect isn’t good enough
Strategies for coping with perfectionism.
Depression: the way out of your prison
Offers you a way of understanding depression to enable you to take charge of your life and change it.
Beating depression: the complete guide to depression and how to overcome it
The variations of depression are explained with simple explanations about causes and help available. Covers a wide range of topics from depression, bipolar disorder and postnatal depression, to alcohol and drugs – and how they can affect depression and recovery.
Overcoming anxiety, stress, and panic: a five areas approach
Using the Five Areas Assessment model of depression, the book uses a proven cognitive behaviour therapy evidence-based approach. It empowers and supports readers to make changes to their lives.
Happiness, positivity, lifestyle
Art of happiness
Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard shows that happiness is not just an emotion, but a skill that can be developed. Contains twenty-minute exercises to train the mind to recognize and pursue happiness by concentrating on life’s fundamentals, revealing the significant benefits that changing the way we view the world can bring to each of us.
Simple steps to happiness
100 simple inspirational guidelines on how you can enrich your life and replace any unhappiness you are feeling with genuine happiness in a short space of time, by allowing love to flow through your life.
Happiness and the good life
Examination of the meaning of happiness, connecting it to the philosophical notion of ‘the good life’. Explores the ways in which happiness interacts with all other dimensions of good lives.
Physical activity and psychological well-being
Explores the case for exercise in the promotion of mental health and psychological well-being
The easy step by step guide to being positive and staying positive
How to maintain a positive attitude when the going gets tough? What creates negativity; converting negative energy into positive; using the power of the brain to change how you think and react; examining life/work balance to understand yourself better.
Study skills and life skills
The Winners Way: a proven method for achieving your personal best in any situation
Tips on how to thrive in times of stress.
How to be a student
100 life hacks for students! Actionable ideas, strategies and tactics to help you work smart manage your studies.
Effective study skills
Essential skills for academic and career success. Covers the practical, aspirational and transferable skills needed by a student to achieve success on any academic course and to secure improved grades.
Power up your mind: learn faster, work smarter
Offers a “Ready, Steady, Go” model of learning to revolutionize the way you learn and perform. By concentrating on what happens before and after “learning”, you can use your brain to best effect.
The ultimate study skills handbook
Covers everything university students need to know from exam revision and e-learning to work-life balance.
Managing your learning
Help you assess and build on your strengths, and identify and improve your weaknesses. Each chapter has sections to make personal notes and includes advice on computers, presentations and other study skills.
How to get a good degree
Making the most of your time at university – includes techniques for making the most of contact time, coursework, projects, presentations, vivas, exams and more. Also explores stress, lifestyle and extra-curricular activities.
Study skills for Masters level students
A workbook to help you develop your undergraduate thinking and writing skills to postgraduate level.
Study skills for psychology: succeeding in your degree
Based on a typical Psychology student’s journey, it helps you get started with your course and then tackles how to get the most from lectures, exam preparation, project development, and looking at future career paths.
Key research and study skills in Psychology
Explains jargon and the skills you’ll need including computer skills, note making, study tips, evaluating literature, essay writing, exams, psychological research skills, report writing, and presenting your research.
The business student’s handbook: skills for study and employment
Topics include essay writing, exam techniques, managing your studies, team working, communication, giving presentations, problem solving, project management and being creative.