It is perfectly normal to feel stressed in the lead up to or during an exam. This can actually be of benefit as it motivates you, helps you complete tasks more efficiently and boosts your memory.
Unsurprisingly, revision and being prepared for your exams is the best way to reduce anxiety. Ahead of an exam, try to keep things in perspective and make sure you:
There are lots of revision tips available online; take a look at the resources and links provided at the bottom of this page.
If you become too stressed, you may start to panic. If this happens during an exam, take five minutes to calm yourself using one of the exercises below.
Call 999 for emergency services - or for security services on campus call 01904 32 3333 or use the Safezone app.
Mindfulness can help you focus and stay present in the moment while studying.
You may find our mindfulness videos helpful:
Self-help podcasts and apps
The Mental Health Foundation has several podcasts that can help you relax.
Workshops and groupsSee our Workshops and groups page for workshops that may help with exam stress and wellbeing.