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Managing Stress and Anxiety (exam and deadlines)

Feeling nervous, anxious and stressed around exams and assignment deadlines is normal. During this time it is helpful to recognise these feelings and put in place strategies to help manage them.  

We have some great tips on managing deadlines and exam stress to help through these times. These will enable you to learn techniques that you can use before, during and after your exam. Having multiple deadlines for assignments can induce further stress, so being organised and working to small goals can break down the work, making it more manageable.  

Remember to look after your wellbeing, take breaks, eat well and have a realistic timetable to give you rest in-between your study. To build your own tool kit in managing stress and anxiety, take a look at our ‘friendly and informal’ Steps to Wellbeing Course. The course supports your understanding of wellbeing, helps with finding a balance, and explores techniques to manage and decrease stress and anxiety.  

As always, it is vital to look after your wellbeing at any time, but especially during times of stress. Our masterclass on feeling good and functioning well goes through the importance of maintaining your wellbeing and key tips to better support you in not only your study but day to day life.  

If you would like to speak to someone at Wellbeing, please access our Wellbeing Portal where you can join a virtual queue for a brief consultation with adviser, Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm. 

The following videos may prove helpful to some students to view both prior to arrival and upon arrival.

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On arrival: