Exam stress? Read our guest blogger Harjap’s tips on how to ace your exams and survive the exam season! โœŠ

The festive season is over and now the exam season has arrived. Itโ€™s my third year at Aston so I know how tiring and stressful this period is, so I thought Iโ€™d share some of my tips on how to unwind and look after yourself.

Create a schedule ๐Ÿ“…

One that works though!

I know this tip is used over and over again but I canโ€™t help but stress how helpful and useful creating a schedule is. Planning your day in terms of what topic you will revise and break times will help you know what you need to complete and where you are at with your revision. Nothing is more rewarding than ticking off your to do list for the day!

Revise with friends ๐Ÿ‘ญ

They’ve got your back!

Itโ€™s good to revise by ourselves so we donโ€™t get distracted by our friends. But having a few revision sessions with course mates will really help you test your exam knowledge and improve your weaknesses. It really helped me to put my exam knowledge to the test and discover the things I was forgetting and having another extra mind going through it with you will just add to your brain (hahaha)!


Relax on campus ๐Ÿž๏ธ


During the exam season the University provides lots of opportunities for you to have the chance to unwind. I recommend checking out MLK. MLK do many sessions during the exam season like free coffee/tea, massages, knitting socials etc. Check out their social media here to stay updated with their events!

You can also check out the Learning Development Centre which hold a number of workshops to help you with your assignments and key skills. They will be holding a number of sessions, so check them out here!

Study spaces ๐Ÿ“š

At least the library isn’t as busy as a Japanese train…

The Library can be very packed during this period but there are some other spaces in MB where you can study (if you didnโ€™t know already). Click here to see where you can go!

Take breaks โ˜•

I LIVE for coffee breaks.

Itโ€™s so important to give yourself some time off. I am guilty of this but sometimes I will work for 4 hours straight without no break. But, itโ€™s important that we allow ourselves to have at least four half hour breaks a day otherwise we will become robots ๐Ÿ˜œ


Good luck! ๐Ÿ€

I’m sure you won’t need it though!