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Here are some tips for dealing with exam stress from Young Minds:
Speak to friends and family you trust. A problem shared is a problem halved. You don't have to do it all alone. It can help just to have a listening ear. If you're getting pressure from anyone at home, consider letting them know how it makes you feel. You can also talk to your trusted friends or tutors about any pressure you're feeling.
Think about practical support you need and ask your tutors for help. They will have spoken to lots of students with a whole range of problems and will know useful resources to help you.
Be kind to yourself. Think about the things you've done this week, month or past year. It might be helpful to write them down. You could also include what you are grateful for or positive about with yourself, others or life in general!
We know that this exam period can be a stressful time of year for students. If you can't sit an exam due to personal circumstances, you can submit a Mitigating Circumstances Claim to defer your assessment.
If you'd like support, book an appointment with UWSU Advice using our online form. We can help you with: understanding the Mitigating Circumstances Claim process, answering your questions, gathering evidence, deciding your best options, reviewing your statements once it's been drafted and offer suggestions to make it stronger if necessary. We can also help you to connect with people or services within the University if needed.
UWSU Advice offers friendly, confidential advice. We are independent of the University so are not involved in any part of the decision-making process but instead represent your interests.