PASS exam and coursework support

PASS (Passing Assessment Student Support) week is a series of workshops and initiatives led by Academic Learning Development in collaboration with Library, Counselling, Interfaith, Disability Learning Support and IT Training, to help students coping with and succeeding at exams, re-sits, and dissertations.

The workshops cover areas such as:

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

For the academic year 2017-2018, PASS week will be taking place in December, March and June. More information will be available before each PASS week.

Feedback from students 

"It helped to clear my mind and have different ideas to revise for my exams in the future"

"I learnt new methods of how to be more relaxed when taking exams"

"I feel a lot more confident now, especially knowing specific ways to organise my work and my time"

"very encouraging with lots of tips and advice"

"I now understand what kind of learner I am and I learnt new techniques to apply for my revision"

"I have a better understanding of how important brainstorming is before starting the exam"

The next PASS week is 4–7 December 2017. Details of all workshops are in the table below.

Monday 4 December

Time Workshop  Description Location Booking link
10.30–11.30am

Specialist Exam Revision Strategies for Students with SpLDs

Specialist Exam Revision Strategies for Students with SpLDs (Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, AD(H)D). This workshop will discuss multi-sensory strategies of exam revision and suggest techniques to reduce stress and get the best of your extra time.

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2.30–3.30pm

Mind Mapping and Memory

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. TBC Book now

Tuesday 5 December

12.30pm–1.30pm

Take a Breath: Manage Your Attention, Not Your Time

An introduction to mindfulness and meditation techniques to focus and concentrate your everyday awareness during revision.T o find out more about meditation check out the blog.

TBC

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Wednesday 6 December

12pm–2pm Tackling Essays in Exams This workshop will help you prepare 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. TBC Book now

Thursday 7 December

2-3pm

Mind the Gaps: Whole Person Strategies for Success in Exams and Assessments

This workshop will take you through strategies designed to help you take control of your workload and reduce the impact of academic tasks such as producing coursework and exam revision. 

TBC Book now

Friday 8 December 

10–11.30am Managing Exam Stress

This workshop will look at the reasons why you might be experiencing exam stress and gives you strategies to help you cope and manage this stress.

TBC

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12.30–1.30pm Take a Breath: Manage Your Attention, Not Your Time An introduction to mindfulness and meditation techniques to focus and concentrate your everyday awareness during revision.T o find out more about meditation check out the blog. TBC Book now
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