Coping with Exam Worries

Many students find the process of revising for and taking exams to be a daunting one. You may find yourself getting stressed about your workload, or worried that your revision isn’t being effective.

We’ve compiled the following information which we hope will help you with your exam-related concerns.

I’m finding exams very stressful, what can I do to help myself?

It is not unusual to find revising for and taking exams to be a stressful experience. You can find lots of helpful information for coping with exam stress on the Exams webpages

If stress surrounding exams is making it difficult for you to sleep, try using some of the tips outlined in this handy video from the University Counselling Service.

If you need someone to talk to about your worries outside of University opening hours, you can call Nightline anytime between 8pm and 8am any night in term time. Nightline is a confidential and anonymous listening service run by trained student volunteers. They are non-directive, do not judge anyone and are happy to listen to any and all issues you might be facing. Details of how to contact Nightline are available on their website.

I have missed an exam, what should I do?

You must contact your department immediately. If you are absent due to illness you must also complete an Extenuating Circumstances Form.

How will my exam results or resits affect my visa?

If you are concerned about the impact of exam results or resits on your Leave to Remain in the UK you can find more information on our webpages for international students.

Who can I talk to for further advice and support?

If you still cannot find the information that you need then contact the Student Administration Service, who can put you touch with the Exams Team.

If you are feeling worried, you might find it useful to speak to the following:

Counselling Service  0114 222 4134 UCS@sheffield.ac.uk
Nightline 0114 222 8788 nightline@sheffield.ac.uk

If the information you are looking for is not included in our web pages and you aren't sure who to approach, please come to SSiD and we will try to point you in the right direction.