Its exam season guys, we can’t deny it, we can’t avoid it but we should prepare for it so that you can get through it with minimal stress for yourself and the people around you. I am no expert, but having gone through it twice, I have some tips. I truly hope they are as helpful to you as they were to me.
- Exam Support and Resources:
Examinations are very stressful, no doubt. But there are a lot resources out there to help you with it. Here are some of it,
- ASC Quick Query Drop-ins
Get face to face session with on site ASC tutors to be able get advice on the spot about any academic related issues you might have. And in the meantime, find out what else the Academics Skills Centres.
For more info: https://www.dundee.ac.uk/academic-skills/advice-and-toolkits/details/asc-quick-query-drop-ins.php
2. Distance Learner Quick Query Drop-ins
If you are not able to drop by to get help, no worries! This new pilot service provides students who work at a distance with an opportunity to ask our Academic Skills tutors a quick question.
The Distance Learner Quick Query Drop-ins are intended to replicate the Drop-in service provided by ASC on-campus. As such, they are designed to be a place where you can get a quick answer to a specific question. For more complex or detailed support, you should continue to access our one-to-one appointment service, and indicate in the appropriate place on the booking form that you are not based on-campus.
For more info: https://www.dundee.ac.uk/academic-skills/advice-and-toolkits/details/distance-learner-quick-query-drop-ins.php
3. One-to-One Tutor appointments
The Academic Skills tutors work in collaboration with Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellows to give 1-to-1 guidance, working with you to help develop and enhance your academic skills and provide advice for your written assignments. Our academic skills tutors do not provide a proofreading service, but they will work with you to help you develop skills to proofread your own work.
For more info: https://www.dundee.ac.uk/academic-skills/advice-and-toolkits/details/one-to-one-tutor-appointments.php
(Text and content from: https://www.dundee.ac.uk/academic-skills/advice-and-toolkits/)
- Emotional Support:
Academic support alone isn’t enough to get through the tough exam season. It is very important you surround yourself with people who help you push yourself and encourage you to do well and better. It is important to also make sure these are people you can rely on and able to get honest opinions and feedback so that you are able to get a sense for yourself where you stand in your revision. Here some of my tips on where and how you can approach this:
The Counselling Service available in the university offers short-term counselling to current Dundee University students and staff, and the sessions are free. Counselling is available by appointment at the City Campus, Kirkcaldy campus and Ninewells campus. They have a team of counsellors with a wide variety of backgrounds and experience. This may include counselling trainees.
Strict confidentiality is always maintained as it is an essential part of their process. They assure that they will not disclose any personal information, verbal or written, without your consent, unless you or some else is in danger. But do note they might share some non-personal statistical information within the University for administrative purposes.
For more info: https://www.dundee.ac.uk/student-services/counselling/
Tune in for part 2!