With the exam and assessments period coming up in May, it's so important to look after ourselves as we reach the final push to summer.
Taking time out is a very important part of revision, and getting away from our desks and doing something different will not only help clear our minds, but allow us to get back to studying with fresh eyes and improved concentration. Looking after ourselves is arguably the most important thing we can do during assessment season, a good diet, decent nights sleep, and regular breaks all contribute to how we feel, it's not just about studying, but studying well.
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Petting Zoo - Thursday 12 May at 10:00 - 14:00
Take a break from revision with the return of the Petting Zoo. We are so pleased to welcome the mobile farm back to campus after 3 years
Escape Room - Tuesday 17 May 11:00 - 16:00
Can you escape the room in 20 minutes?
Inflatables - Monday 23 May at 12:00 - 16:00
Take some time out during revision week and bounce away your stresses.
Feed the Ducks
Grab a takeaway drink from the Plug and a free bag of duck food for a break by the lake. They'll go quackers for our special blend of bird seed, rice and oats.
Boost Your Creativity
If you are musical you can take your instrument over to the Edge and book a practise room. If crafts are more your thing, you can book a free craft kit for those important study breaks.
Hire a Board Game
Take the night off with your flatmates and hire a board game or a jigsaw. You can find a full list of games on the webpage
Here if you need us
Our fantastic SU Advice Team offers confidential & non-judgemental advice & support on issues affecting you & your studies.
An SU Advisor can help you to:
- Report unexpected circumstances affecting your performance in an assessment
- Request a coursework extension
- Explore your options if something is affecting you & you're not ready to share this with the University.
The best way to get tailored advice is to email firstname.lastname@example.org. An Advisor will usually get back to you in a day with some initial advice & can arrange an in-person or online meeting between 10:00-16:00 (Mon-Fri).
For more wellbeing advice & support, we recommend the University Wellbeing Service. Find how to make an appointment with a Wellbeing Advisor here.
If you need to speak to someone after 17:00, Nightline offer a brilliant peer-listening service every night during term-time (20:00-08:00).
Their number is on the back of your library card or you can chat to someone online
Tools for studying effectively
- Preparing for exams guide - including time management tips, revision strategies and support available.
- Exam Stress podcast - useful tips and NHS breathing techniques to help deal with the stress you may experience during assessments.
- Stay focused in exam season Blog- find out how University of Bath student Divija maintains focus during assessment period.
- Read Well - the Library have a made a selection of wellbeing books available to access online, covering self-help topics such as anxiety, stress and personal development.
- Managing Stress for Exams Reading List