Exams and assignments can be uncomfortable experiences for many students and it can be difficult to do yourself justice. Preparing assignments, revising and taking exams can make you feel anxious and stressed.
Knowing how to cope with the demands of exams and assignments can vastly improve the experience for you. In this section you'll find audio files to download so you can listen to our ideas for dealing with revision and the exam, or use the relaxation exercises.
Visualisation techniques and self-talk can make a real difference, as an alternative or in addition to relaxation exercises.
A small number of students with more persistent anxiety find medical advice very helpful. It is also important to talk to your student support team.
Relaxation exercises are an effective way of managing anxiety and stress. Listen to this relaxation audio when you are at home or in a comfortable and safe place.
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Current OU students can access free mental health and wellbeing support through our partnership with Big White Wall.
They provide a safe, totally anonymous online space to air concerns, explore your feelings and learn how to self-manage your mental health and wellbeing. It’s available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For more information about this service and instructions on how to register visit our Big White Wall article.
If you have queries about your study, contact your student support team.