Assessment and exam time can be stressful and we want to help you look after your wellbeing as well as hitting the books and studying hard so the Union and University have organised lots of #Stressless activities going on in Augustine House Library from now through April and May.
- Creative Zone - AH2.23
- Activity Zone - 2nd floor outdoor terrace
- Chill Out Zone - 2nd floor atrium
The way we think and feel is just as important as good food and physical exercise and this is showcased through our Wellbeing Wheel:
Mind: Keep Learning - take breaks, try a resilience workshop at the Student Wellbeing Fayre
Body: Be Active - eat healthily, keep physically active with FREE fitness classes at the Sports Centre
Spirit: Give - relax and #Stressless with our Spotify Playlist, doing something for others can give you a big mental boost, share you best study tips with us (see below) or how about donating to Christ Church Student Minds
People: Connect - keep up with friends, make time for your Club or Society, meet other students at the Canterbury Umbrella 'Breaking Barriers' group every other Wednesday
Planet: Care - Keep our planet in tip-top shape and make small changes. Get some fresh spring air (you can join a Move More Walking group from the library or a guided 'Walk Ways'), enjoy our environment - visit a park, beach, garden,
Place: Take Notice - Savouring our surroundings gives us, quite literally, more breathing space.
Fundamentals - Read the Procedures
Sometimes the smallest thing can actually be quite a big no no in Exams. Are you allowed your phone on? Can you take a pencil case in? Read up on the regulations if you are unsure of anything.
Check out the unversity guide to being prepared on the day.
Wash your hands of it
Keep your hands bare of any writing even if it is a reminder to buy loo roll! Invigilators can be somewhat concerned when they see writing on people's hands. Check out the unviersity guide to managing your time once in the exam
If you do find yourself struggling with an assignment or an examination coming up then make sure your tutors are aware of the issue. There is an Extenuating Circumstances form that can be filled out and returned to your tutor.
If you are self-certifying this circumstance it needs to be filled out no later than the day of the assessment due date or examination to be accepted. Anything 7 days after this you must complete the form with evidence of your Extenuating Circumstance.
Share your tips
We’d love to share your best tips with other students and have set up a Video Booth in Augustine House Library 2nd floor atrium area for you to tell us your best ideas.
If you're worried...
Don't revise every minute of the day - your brain needs to rest too!
You can contact the Academic Learning Development team for tips or Student Wellbeing for support
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