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Ways to de-stress and prepare for exams

Exams are fast approaching. So how do you take care of yourself in order to avoid getting overly stressed?

Prep, prep and prep

Preparation is key. Make sure you leave enough time to prepare for your exams and make a study schedule that fits your way of studying.

There are several places you can go for revision and assignment support, including your academic adviser and the Student Learning Advisory Service (SLAS). SLAS provide one-to-one appointments to develop your study skills as well as bookable workshops and online learning resources.

You’ll find the past exam papers for your modules on the relevant Moodle module pages. Find out more on the study support webpage.

Look after yourself

Make sure you are getting enough sleep to help you focus well in the day, and plan regular breaks spending time doing things which make you feel good – whether that’s hanging out with friends, playing sport or listening to music. Eating well will give you energy and structure your time – did you know there will be free cooking workshops on campus this term? Check out the Enhance Your Wellbeing programme for more details.

Look out for a variety of free wellbeing activities across campus this term so as you take breaks you can #TrySomethingNewForFree. Follow the Student Support and Wellbeing Team @UniKentSSW on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with what’s on offer.

Know what tools and services are available to you

There are also many tools and services that you can access at Kent. On the Productivity Tools website you can filter by different categories such as Study Support and Revision, Time Management and Wellbeing to find key tools, services and websites to support you.

If you find yourself struggling, you can use Big White Wall for 24/7 online support for issues around mental health and wellbeing. If you would prefer to speak to someone on the phone, Nightline is a student-run listening and information service supporting students throughout the night.

You can also speak to the Wellbeing Team who are there to help you. Check out the Student Support and Wellbeing video for an overview of how they can support you during the exam period and the rest of your time at Kent.