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Exam success

Teach yourself guides:

How to pass your exams (pdf, 1682KB)



Revision strategy (pdf, 128KB)

Exam preparation and test taking (pdf, 120KB) (docx, 58KB)

Writing essays in exams (pdf, 81KB) (docx, 56KB)

Answering MCQs (pdf, 191KB) (docx, 59KB)

Factors affecting exam performance (pdf, 164KB) (docx, 54KB)


10 takeaway tips:

Exam success (pdf, 754KB)



Note-taking for exam revision (pdf, 194KB) (docx, 60KB)

Common mistakes in exam preparation (pdf, 85KB) (docx, 59KB)

Exam strategy self-audit (pdf, 127KB) (docx, 153KB)

Maximising memorisation (pdf, 97KB) (docx, 59KB)



In the run up to the assessment period we offer revision skills clinics. These sessions provide a quiet space to enable you to get the most from your revision, with an Academic Skills Adviser on hand to offer advice:

  • Bring your own revision work to get the most from these sessions
  • Come and revise or get instant guidance on technique, learning strategies and time management for exams
  • No need to book in advance and you are welcome to come along at any point during these informal sessions. 

For dates and times please see the student workshop programme


Useful links:

Memorisation techniques: A periodic table of visualisation - how to improve your memory