Worried about assessments


Assessments play a big part in your university experience, and we know this can be a worrying time. This webpage has been designed to bring together services and resources to help you prepare for these periods and manage your wellbeing.

Wellbeing support | Extenuating circumstances | Assessment support | Webinars and drop-in sessions 

Wellbeing support

We’re here to support you every step of the way throughout your journey with us and we understand that assessments can be a particularly overwhelming time. That’s why it’s important to take extra care of your wellbeing during these periods. 

Please explore the services and resources available to you below and don’t hesitate to engage with them should you feel you need to.

Wellbeing services
  • Support and Wellbeing team – receive practical advice and guidance. The team can also refer you on to a wider wellbeing team of support and wellbeing practitioners, counsellors and mental health advisors 
  • Residential Experience (ResX) – if you’re staying in accommodation, don’t forget that our ResX team are here for you seven days a week; whether you want to talk to them about any concerns you have or be signposted to specific support services 
  • Sport – unwind with exercise during your revision breaks 
  • University of Nottingham Health Service - as well as standard GP and nurse-led services, we have specialist clinics and services including our clinic for exam and assessment stress   
Wellbeing resources
  • HealthyU – check out the tips and resources put together for you by our HealthyU programme
  • MyWellbeing Hub - take a look at our mental health and other welfare support available on campus and online 
  • Disability Support Services - if you have a disability, mental health difficulty, long-term medical condition, autistic spectrum condition, or a specific learning difference (such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia or ADHD) and you haven't already done so, please contact to our Disability Support Services team for advice on what support is available to you for your assessments

Extenuating circumstances

Extenuating circumstances (ECs) are events that are unforeseen and out of your control, and affect your performance in assessments or ability to submit your coursework on time. Some common examples include illness (physical or mental); injury; family illness and bereavement. Our EC policy is in place to support you should you experience any such instances – make sure you submit your claim at your earliest possible opportunity and don’t hesitate to reach out for further wellbeing support if you need it. 

See our full list of acceptable EC circumstances 

If you have any questions, a comprehensive list of FAQs - as well as other methods to reach out to us – are featured on the Student Enquiry Centre.

Student working on assessment

Submit an extenuating circumstance


Assessment support

We want to do all we can to make sure you go into your assessments feeling confident and prepared. There are plenty of resources available to you, which have been summarised below. These include study planners, revision tips, resources for studying effectively, quiet study spaces and more. 

You can also explore our assessment and examinations webpages. This is where you’ll be able to find key dates and examination timetables as well as information relating to in-person and e-examinations, outcomes and results, exam adjustments and our regulations and policies (eg academic appeals). 

Student sitting exam

Assessment and examinations webpages

Revision resources
  • Revision tips – take a look at our top tips for when it comes to revising for your exams  
  • Study planner – download a copy of our study planner to help you plan your revision time 
Academic resources
Study spaces
Individual and group study spaces are in our libraries – drop in or book in advance to secure your favourite spot for up to six hours a day.

Webinars and drop-in sessions

We’ll be holding a range of webinars and drop-in sessions where you can receive expert advice from our university staff.   

Check back in soon.


Student Communications Officer

Communications and Marketing
University Park Campus
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone:+44 (0)115 82 32353
e: studentcommsoffice@nottingham.ac.uk