It’s perfectly normal to feel pressure or stress in the run-up to your exams. Here’s some top tips to help you prepare.
- Check out the Pokapū Pūkenga Ako | Academic Skills Centre. They offer a programme of free workshops including understanding study fatigue and stress management, and revision and exam skills. These are open to all students – find out more here.
- Organise and plan your study time. Block out time in your calendar or diary for studying. Start revision as early as possible and make sure you go over a range of topics covered in the course. Try working through practice questions from past papers and attempt them in exam conditions. Or you could set up a study group so you can revise with others.
- Know your study spaces on campus. Whether you’re looking for a space to study with mates, or a quiet place so you can concentrate – there’s a study zone on campus for you. There are group study zones and discussion rooms, silent study zones and relaxing zones available in the Central Library, Macmillan Brown Library and Engineering and Physical Sciences Library. Read more.
- It’s all about balance. Take some time out and do something you really enjoy – go for a walk in the park, have lunch with mates, or take a group fitness class at the RecCentre. And when you are studying, make sure you get up and walk around for a few minutes every hour or so. Finally, remember to celebrate everything you’ve achieved so far!
For more study tips see the Helping you study guide.
For more support and advice see UC’s student support services.
Who are the Liaison Librarians?
Liaison Librarians are subject experts. Every subject taught at UC has a dedicated librarian who looks after the collections for that discipline and assists students and staff with all there library needs.
Liaison Librarians can help you find sources for your assignments or research, help with referencing and much more. To find a Liaison Librarian for your subject check out their contacts page.
Liaison Librarians maintain helpful subject guides for every subject at UC. Here you can find heaps of useful tips and resources. Finding brooks or journals, relevant databases, assignment help, referencing information and other useful information is available on subject guides. See the full list subject guides for more information.
Book a Librarian
Want to make an appointment with a Liaison Librarian to get some help? There are lots of ways to do it. The contacts page above has contact details. Library subject guides have all the contact information also, as well as links to directly choose a time and date for an appointment online. Alternatively, you can just drop into any library at UC and asked to see a Liaison Librarian. See here to book an appointment.
Library Skills Workshops
Liaison Librarians teach a whole range of library skills workshops throughout the year. Some of these classes are built into your course of study but others are free extra classes open to all student. Class cover a range of topics from library basics through to advanced classes for postgraduate students. To book a library workshop check out the booking page.
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