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Getting ready for exams

Getting ready for exams

Examinations are an unavoidable part of student life, but there are lots of things you can do to make them manageable. Remember that exams are NOT a way of justifying your existence to yourself, your family, or the world in general.  Nor are they the most important thing you will do in life.  Rather exams provide an opportunity for you to show what you know to the best advantage and for employers to see that you’ve done some work and can demonstrate what you know.  Treat exams as a job to be done; do not ignore them or allow yourself to become overwhelmed by them.  The key to minimising exam stress is good preparation.

There are lots of resources available to help you with the process, including the following.

University Resources

The University Student Handbook 2015/2016
The ‘Blue Book’ containing key information on examinations

The University Examination Regulations
The ‘grey book’ with details of every course; this is a searchable site

What you must, can and must not bring in to exams

If you are ill during an examination

University webpage on Examination and Assessments, including:

Examination and preparation workshop
run by Counselling Service
You can book from this site

Counselling service podcasts, including:

Tips on
time management, perfectionism

A NEW resource on exam panic

Advice on plagiarism

Lost Bod Card Order new one from here

Keble Resources

Keble Guide for Students taking Exams, a pdf booklet

College Office
For contact in event of exam-related emergency, 8am-6pm weekdays. Tel (2)72711

College Nurse
Lynn Cross Tel (2)70608 She has surgery hours at Somerville, listed here.

College Doctor
Jericho Health Centre tel 01865 429993

Junior Deans
Ask the Lodge (72727) which Junior Dean is on duty: Luke Martin, Tom Rawlinson or Rachel Robinson.


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