The University has been working with the Students’ Union to help you do the best you can in your exams and make sure you #Stressless and achieve more.

Be Prepared

It may sound obvious but just making sure you know when and where your exams are as well as understanding the rules (don’t forget your Student ID, turn your mobile phones off etc.) means you have one less thing  to worry about.  So check out important exam information here.

Plan your Revision

We want to make sure you have the resources and study space that you need to make your revision as painless as possible.

  • Augustine House is open 24 hours until 31s May, Drill Hall in Medway is open 24 hours until 11 June and Broadstairs Library has extended hours too.
  • At Augustine House we have created further study spaces as we know the Library can get busy – rooms 1.22,1.23 and 1.24 will all be available after 5.30pm and are bookable too.  Don’t forget that the IT room (3.22) on the third floor is also available for use at all times.
  • Find PC availability across the different campuses via the Student Portal as well as on the screens at Augustine House and Laud. And there are also plenty of iBorrows too.
  • There are a range of free tools, apps and software available to help you save time, make your work easier and improve your revisions from note taking to time management. Check out our list of productivity tools here.
  • If you are worried about revision and exams, support is available to help you develop and enhance your revision skills and exam techniques. Academic Learning Development have lots of great resources to help you through your exams and assignments. They are also running workshops across all the campuses.

And please share your top revision hints and tips with us via the Student Union Video Booth or Library White Boards. The best ones will be posted on social media!

Take a Break

It is important that you make time for relaxing as well as studying to keep your energy and enthusiasm going – remember revision is a marathon not a sprint!

We will be creating three zones for you at Augustine House – the Creative Zone in AH2.23 where you can take time out doing something fun and different such as crafts, the Activity Zone on the outdoor terrace on the 2nd floor with musical instruments, games (Giant chess and jenga) and exercises (Hoola hoops, Skipping ropes, bikes) and the Chill Out Zone on the 2nd floor with bean bags, sofas, colouring books, origami, puzzles etc.. making it a great place to relax.

Don’t worry about losing your study space. We are developing a special Study Break Pass for the revision and exam period – collect it from the Library Point and leave it on your computer to give you a 20 minute time out.

Look after your Wellbeing

It is a fact – if you keep hydrated, eat healthy and exercise you can concentrate better. So looking after your wellbeing is just as important as studying!

We are excited to confirm that the Students’ Union are bringing back the very popular Puppy Day so look out for details and here are a few other things that might help:

  • Downloaded the FREE CCCU Wellbeing App to get support and tips on how to keep healthy and manage stress. Create your own Wellbeing Dashboard to see quickly and clearly how to improve your health and happiness. Go to: https://cccu.wellbeingzone.co.uk/, click ‘Register’ and use the code: CCCU1.
  • Join the Students’ Union at their Wellbeing Fair on 21st April with lots of ideas and support on how to look after your mind and body.
  • Take part in FREE fitness classes at the Sports Centre to help you de-stress during exam season between Tue 18 April and Fri 2 June including: Hand & Arm Massages, BODYPUMP™, Spin, Stretch & Flex, and Circuit Training. Visit canterbury.ac.uk/fitness for details.
  • Tune out a with the Students’ Union Spotify list of relaxing tunes.

 Need extra support?

Peer Mentors can provide you with help and support by sharing their experiences to assist you during your time at the University. For more information and to be put in touch with either a pastoral or academic peer mentor, email peermentoring@canterbury.ac.uk.

Exam and academic stress telephone support is on offer to Christ Church students, registered with a GP in East Kent,  from the University Medical Centre of Psychological Therapies on 01227 469338.

If things do get too much and you are feeling worried it might help to talk to the Student Support and Wellbeing Advisers or our Mental Health Practitioners – both offer drop in sessions if you would like to talk to someone.