Tag Archives: Wellbeing

Top tips to help you ace your exams

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

See what’s on at the RecCentre with UCGO

It’s easy to see what’s going on at the RecCentre with UCGO. Mid-semester break is a good time to think about and take action around your wellbeing. It is important to find a balance between looking after your mental and physical health, especially as you move into Term 4 when your focus might shift to assignments and exams. Why not try out a few RecCentre classes during the mid-semester break – it’s easy to see what’s on at the RecCentre using the UCGO app.

From the RecCentre tile on UCGO you can see the group fitness timetable and check out small group training options and women-only hours. You can also contact the friendly RecCentre team and ask questions about any of the services they provide.

Download UCGO today from the Apple App Store and Google Play. See more about UCGO here>

The UCGO team are always looking for ways to improve the app, if you have any suggestions you can provide feedback through the app or post a comment below.

A sense of belonging for all

Many of you will be aware of the political situation in Hong Kong. Sometimes global events impact on our students here at UC. This is a reminder that we want all students to feel that they belong to the wider UC community.

At UC we are committed to academic freedom and freedom of speech. While people have different opinions on a matter, they must express those opinions in a way that respects the rights and views of others. Without exception the University will not tolerate racism or harassment of any kind.

If you witness racist behaviour at any time you can choose to take action if you feel comfortable to do so, or you can report what you have seen by using the Report It tool or you can ring Security on 0800 823 637.