Student Exam Tips

Exams are an inevitable part of student life, but a little preparation and planning can help students to cope with the stresses of exams. Here are a few tips that we hope may be helpful:

  • Different people study in different ways – choose the method that works best for you, examples include a preference for studying in a group, condensing notes into bullet points or reworking material into a chart or diagram
  • Whatever your preferred method, remember that revision is about checking your understanding of the subjects you have been studying and identifying any gaps in your knowledge
  • Try to avoid last minute cramming/all-night studying just before exams. It does not help. Set yourself a manageable timetable for revision and then stick to it
  • If there are any parts of your course material that you do not understand, ask your classmates and/or tutors for help
  • Familiarise yourself with the exams by practicing with past papers
  • Time the answers that you write, so that you understand how long you will have to answer each question in exam conditions
  • Try to maintain a sensible study/life balance
  • Try to remember that there is life after exams

There are also a number of resources available on our website including: webinars on stress and time management, information on well-being workshops as well as a range of fact sheets covering areas such as stress and wellbeing, suggestions for finding funding for students with money worries, a pre-registration fact sheet as well as an MPharm fact sheet providing details on careers for MPharm graduates and where to go to find further information.

Students & trainees seeking further information or wishing to discuss their situation in more detail can call 0808 168 2233 or email Alternatively to speak with a Listening Friend call 0808 168 5133.