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HealthyU events
2017-2018 

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Stay positive ahead of your exams

From regular breaks to eating healthy food, there are plenty of simple things that you can do to make sure you are in the best possible frame of mind to tackle your exams. 

There are a range of simple tips that you can follow to help you stay calm and maximise the effectiveness of your revision time. 

A little stress can be a good thing: It can be the motivational push that we need to get things done. However, sometimes, dealing with stress (especially during exam time) can be difficult. The Counselling Service is running a number of workshops which can support you through this busy period.

 

Here are ten tips that we have put together which could help you: 

  1. Prioritise your workload - set realistic goals.
  2. Be organised and plan - do a timetable and break your revision down into small chunks. This revision timetable might help.
  3. Find a good place to study - whatever works for you. Make sure you can focus, it's well-lit and comfortable.
  4. Take regular breaks - get up and walk around, include regular breaks in your revision plan.
  5. Try not to eat too much junk food, avoid alcohol and additional caffeine - eat healthy food that fuels your brain. Apples, bananas, nuts, seeds, oily fish, avocados, milk, cheese and eggs can help. Remember too much caffeine can make you feel anxious and disturb your sleep.  
  6. Try different study techniques or studying with friends - revising with friends can help you study more effectively. There are also emotional benefits to social support.
  7. Exercise and get plenty of sleep. Exercise will make you more alert and positive. Get plenty of sleep, whatever is enough for you.
  8. Take time out to do things you enjoy and treat yourself after an exam before you start to revise for the next one.
  9. Believe in yourself and don’t worry excessively.
  10. Talk to someone if you are feeling stressed - talk to friends, family or your personal tutor about how you are feeling. Alternatively, don’t be afraid to seek professional help and support.

Useful links

 

 


 Date Information, activities and events to help support you
Wednesday 2 May Information stall - free stress balls, exam planners and information on how to look after your mental health during exams.

Farmers' market, Front Lawn, Sutton Bonington, 11am-2pm
Monday 30 April to Friday 4 May

Art therapy and welfare information stall - we all sometimes need a little bit of ‘down’ time, and finding time in our day for relaxing or being mindful isn’t always easy!  So the Welfare team are setting up an Art Therapy table. Come along and absorb yourself in some drawing, colouring and modelling dough.

QMC student services, 10am-4pm

Student Hub at Derby student services, 10am-4pm

Tuesday 3 May

Stress pack handout

B52 Business School South, Jubilee Campus, 4pm

Monday 7 May onwards

Library Play it, Watch it, Pause it -  make the most of libraries during your exams

From the 7 May libraries will offer the following drop-in activities:

Play it 
Colouring therapy -  using small and large scale images from the Manuscripts and Special Collections images.
Get creative and make your own origami bookmark. 
Take some time to do a library jigsaws. 
Patience card games -  using MSC archival material.

Watch it
Screening of mindfulness and stress management documentaries in the Hallward Screening room, Wednesday and Saturday afternoons 1.30-2.30pm. 
Titles will include: Channelling stress for a competitive edge; Good stress helps you handle all stress; Trust me I'm a Doctor -  Mental Health Special; Why Reading Matters, and finishing up with a light hearted comedic approach to managing stress from the IT Crowd and Parks and Recreation. 

Pause it 
The clear desk policy has changed and you may now leave your belongings for 30 minutes without losing your study space. Room to study flyers are available in all libraries throughout our 24/7 opening periods, complete the back of the flyer letting us know when you will return from your break and we will make sure that your space is kept for you.

Full blog post here.

Tuesday 8 May

Stress pack handout

LT3 Exchange Building, Jubilee Campus, 4pm

Thursday 10 May

Revision break event with the UP East welfare team. Please join the team for refreshments and activities including: Table tennis, knitting, Lego, origami and colouring in.

ELSC Atrium, 10am-2pm

Thursday 10 May

Wellbeing cafe 

Business School South Atrium, Jubilee Campus, 2-4pm

Monday 14 May

Stress pack handout

Portland Building, C floor. 10am-2pm

B52 Business School South, Jubilee Campus, 1pm
LT2 Exchange Building, Jubilee Campus, 2.30pm

Monday 14 - Friday 18 May

Art therapy and welfare information stall - we all sometimes need a little bit of ‘down’ time, and finding time in our day for relaxing or being mindful isn’t always easy!  So the Welfare team are setting up an Art Therapy table.  Come along and absorb yourself in some drawing, colouring and modelling dough.

QMC student services, 10am-4pm 

Tuesday 15 May

Information stall - free stress balls, exam planners and information on how to look after your mental health during exams.

George Green Library, 10am-1pm

Wednesday 16 May

Information stall - free stress balls, exam planners and information on how to look after your mental health during exams.

Hallwards Library, 10am-1pm 

Wednesday 16 May

Stress pack handout

A32 Computer Science, Jubilee Campus, 11am

Wednesday 16 - Friday 18 May

Art therapy and welfare information stall - we all sometimes need a little bit of ‘down’ time, and finding time in our day for relaxing or being mindful isn’t always easy!  So the Welfare team are setting up an Art Therapy table.  Come along and absorb yourself in some drawing, colouring and modelling dough.

Student Hub at City Hospital, 10am-4pm

Wednesday 16 May

Therapy dogs

Student Hub at City Hospital, 12-2pm

Friday 18 May

Little pick me ups stall

Djangoly Terrace, top of the Portland steps, 11am-1pm

Friday 18 May

Stress pack handout

LT2 Exchange Building, Jubilee Campus, 1.30pm

Thursday 7 June

Wellbeing cafe 

Business School South Atrium, Jubilee Campus, 2-4pm

 

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