PASS (Passing Assessment Student Support) week is a series of workshops to help you prepare for exams and dissertations. The workshops cover areas such as:

  • revision techniques
  • exam questions
  • managing stress
  • mindfulness
  • dissertation research and writing

The sessions are delivered by Academic Learning Development, Academic Liaison Librarians, Disability Learning Support, Counselling, and Faith and Spirituality. 

The workshops take place from Monday 10 to Friday 14 December at Cavendish, Harrow, Marylebone, Regent Street and Wells Street. The workshops are open to all students.

For enquiries related to PASS please email Academic Learning Development at: [email protected]

Please book below:

Monday 10 December

Time Workshop Description Venue Booking link
11am-1pm Dissertation writing This workshop introduces you to what a dissertation is and why it is written. It further explores dissertation planning, structure, literature review, argument and critical analysis. Harrow A Studios, A1-10 Book now

Tuesday 11 December

Time Workshop Description Venue Booking link
10am-11am Westminster Harvard Referencing This session deals with how to cite your sources and create a bibliography in the Westminster Harvard style. It also covers the use of referencing tools such as RefWorks. Cavendish C2.02 Book now
11.30am-1.30pm Memory and Exam Revision Techniques Workshop on memorisation to help you remember in exams. Emphasis is given to strategies for retaining information such as association, mind mapping, mnemonics, and active revision strategies. The workshop also discusses learning styles (aural, visual, read/write, kinaesthetic…) and gives tips on exam strategies and coping with memory blocks. Wells Street room 206 Book now
2pm-4pm Reducing Exam Stress This workshop looks at the reasons why you might be experiencing exam stress and gives you strategies to help you cope and manage this stress. Wells Street room 206 Book now
4.30pm-6pm Tackling Essay Questions in Exams This workshop prepares you to answer essay-type questions in exams by reviewing: analysis of the exam question, planning and structuring an answer, devising an argument, the use of evidence and critical analysis. It also gives tips on coping with exams and writing effectively. Wells Street room 206 Book now

Wednesday 12 December

Time Workshop Description Venue Booking link
10am-11am Specialist Exam Revision Strategies This workshop discusses multi-sensory strategies for exam revision and suggest techniques to reduce stress and get the best of your extra time. Marylebone Building C379 Book now
11.30am-1.30pm Memory and Exam Revision Techniques Workshop on memorisation to help you remember in exams. Emphasis is given to strategies for retaining information such as association, mind mapping, mnemonics, and active revision strategies. The workshop also discusses learning styles (aural, visual, read/write, kinaesthetic…) and gives tips on exam strategies and coping with memory blocks. Marylebone Building C379  Book now
2pm-3pm Mind Maps as Revision Tools and Memory Aids Mind Mapping is a simple, practical tool for improving your creative-thinking, planning and problem-solving. It will help you generate more ideas, make new connections, improve your memory and use your whole brain. Marylebone Building C379  Book now
3.30pm-5pm Tackling Essay Questions in Exams This workshop prepares you to answer essay-type questions in exams by reviewing: analysis of the exam question, planning and structuring an answer, devising an argument, the use of evidence and critical analysis. It also gives tips on coping with exams and writing effectively. Marylebone Building C379 Book now

Thursday 13 December

Time Workshop Description Venue Booking link
10am-11am Researching for your Dissertation This Library-led session focuses on how to use Library Search and other online resources for researching journal articles and papers for your dissertation. Cavendish C2.02 Book now
11.30am-1.30pm Dissertation Writing This workshop introduces you to what a dissertation is and why it is written. It further explores dissertation planning, structure, literature review, argument and critical analysis. Cavendish C3.05 Book now

Friday 14 December

Time Workshop Description Venue Booking link
10am-11.30pm Tackling Open Book Exams This workshop offers revision techniques and tools in effective note-making and preparation for open book exams. Additionally, the workshop considers ways in which these notes/sources may be applied and used effectively within the exam situation, reviewing how to analyse, synthesise and evaluate the open-book material as evidence for the exam questions. It also gives tips on coping with exams and writing effectively. Regent UG04 Book now
12pm-1.30pm Take a Breath: Manage Your Attention, Not Your Time With so many things competing for your attention during exam time, is your brain feeling like scrambled eggs at present? This session provides an introduction to mindfulness and meditation techniques to help you focus during revision. Regent UG04 Book now
2pm-3.30pm Preparing to Pass Preparation for study: whole-person strategies for improving focus, prioritising tasks and overcoming procrastination. Regent UG04 Book now