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    Exam Season - we've got your back

    Exam season is upon us and it's time to get revising. You may well be reading this with your notepad in one hand and your textbook in the other. Or you may be taking a well deserved break from your lecture notes. You might be feeling slightly overwhelmed by what you have to do, or perhaps you're in a state of denial about starting revision. Whatever the case, don't worry, we've just the content for you.

    With a collection of student blogs detailing revision tips and advice on how to stay calm and relaxed throughout the exam period, motivational quotes to keep you going through that last hour on a Friday, and a whole list of events and activities created especially for you to make this time in your life easier (and happier), we've really got your back.


    “Worrying doesn’t take away tomorrow’s troubles. It takes away today’s peace.”

    Got an incredibly inspirational quote that you think could help other students get through the stress? Tell us your motto at and we'll share the best ones on this page every Monday.

    Read our student blogs:

    Our Student Engagement interns, Zaneb and Luis, have compiled some top tips on how to remain focused and calm during your revision period.

    Daniel is talking about the importance of getting good quality sleep during exam season, and how something as simple as choosing the right music to listen to can aid your productivity and reduce your stress.

    Feeling the pre-exam anxiety and pressure? Hear from Kotryna, who offers some advice on how to cope with those heart-rate increasing feelings of nervousness.

    Got some great exam advice you want to tell your peers, or a top tip that isn't covered here? Email to share your wisdom... we'd love to hear from you.

    How can I give myself a break?

    From the 25th April - 17th May, the SU will be running the Make it Happen campaign... they will be hosting an array of events and activities to help temporarily take your mind off studying, as well as showcasing some useful methods to prepare for exams. Come along and try out a yoga class or just simply watch a movie with us. More details to be released very soon.

    Download our Make it Happen guide to equip yourself with tips on how to handle the pre exam period, the exams themselves, and what you should do when all your exams are finally over.

    They say art and music help us to relaaaax and release calming chemicals in the brain. So why not try our Art and Wellbeing workshop when you need a break from staring at your revision notes? Or get in touch with your rhythm and audition for the Voice, right here on campus.

    If you feel like creativity really isn't for you, our therapy dogs are available for a cuddle between 10:30am - midday every Monday, at Sunnyhill house.

    When you get down to your revision, why not try putting some relaxing music on in the background to keep you calm and focused. We won't blame you for even enjoying a little boogie in your breaks!

    You can find thousands of revision websites across the web, to help get you in the mood to revise. Get Revising is a popular website that allows you to make the most of your revision sessions. Setting up an account is easy, and once you’re done you have full access to revision materials such as flashcard cards and notes, for your chosen subject.  You can even create your own revision timetable that is flexible around your personal life.

    Take a break from exams whilst supporting a good cause. Purchase tickets to a celebrity football match held by the Lucy Rayner Foundation (charity). Celebrity players include stars from Love Island,  Big Brother and The Only Way Is Essex.

    The programme 'De-Stress for Success' is offering MDX students free access to the Fitness Pod gym and to a series of organised HIT and class sessions as well as more relaxing Tai Chi and massage. All activities are free.

    Advice from former MDX students

    "I accepted nervous feelings as opposed to worrying. I approached my exams on the basis of sound knowledge on subject matter and excellent preparation." - Kingsley Kumorji-Kenny, MA Youth Justice, Probation and Applied Criminology

    "Stay calm as much as you can and combine learning with sports. Even if it seems to be an infinite effort from your side, you will reach the end sooner than you think so, try to focus your energy on what you are doing on the moment. Take one day at the time and do your best overcome your insecurities. You can achieve anything you want! You just have to act on it with passions." - Maria Olariu,  BA Advertising, PR and Media

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