Students across the country are readying themselves for coursework deadlines and exam season – but are you prepared? All month we’re looking at some of the best ways to revise and prepare for those exams!
What type of learner are you?
Use revision techniques which best suit your learning style. Are you a visual learner or do you learn better by listening? There are some great quizzes online to find out what type of learner you are. Try this one on the BBC website and personalise your revision technique to suit you.
Food, glorious food
Your brain needs food for energy – so why not try fuelling up for the day with a good breakfast? It’ll really help your concentration and will get your neurons firing.
Proven to boost mood, exercise is a great way to kick-start your revision plan. Aim to do at least 30 minutes before or after revision. It will increase blood circulation, getting more oxygen to your brain and increases your level of productivity, to reduce tiredness and stress.
Easier said than done? But a good night’s rest really makes a difference, so turn off those gadgets and smart phones, and settle down early the night before your exam.
Make a plan
Once it’s time to start revision, it’s important that you make a plan! Create a timetable and fill in when you have classes, work, any hobbies you enjoy – and then build your revision schedule around this – to ensure you can fit sufficient revision time in, without impacting other things you have to do/enjoy.
These are just a few tips – but there’s plenty more where that came from. There are plenty of revision sessions happening across the college, including an English and maths treasure hunt on 9 May, and further tips will be shared through the college’s social media channels, so visit our Facebook and Twitter pages for more.
Please do remember you can only do your best. If you’re struggling at any point or in need of any help throughout this period, you can speak to any member of college staff confidentially.
What else is coming up this May?
There’s always something interesting to get involved in at college. Here’s a little look at what’s coming up in May for students.
ITV hit The Voice will be holding auditions at college on 9 May (from 12.30pm) for staff and students. Those aged under 18 will require the permission of a parent/guardian to enter. Those interested must email Philip Tonge on firstname.lastname@example.org to be able to take part. Good luck!
Elections for the next student president take place in May. Expression of interest week starts now, and students wishing to apply must show an interest and speak to Rob Shaw this week (2-5 May). Applications can then be made between Monday 8 May – Friday 12 May 2017. Email email@example.com for details.
The students of Create Theatre bring everything from Shakespeare to comedy, and there’s an exclusive album launch by local Mansfield band Of Men and Crows! Visit the Create website for more.
Don’t forget to check out the many stylish offers which Revive hair and beauty salon and spa has to offer including Men’s barbering from £4, and creative colour work from just £28. Call to book on 01623 413615 or visit their Facebook page for more.
For any more information about cross-college events and activities, please visit the Students’ Union at the Derby Road campus, or look out for more on social media.
We’d like to wish everyone the best of luck for their exams and final projects.