Study Support

Writing support

We are fortunate at St Hilda’s to have fantastic writing support for our undergraduate and graduate students. Simon Rae, the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow, is at St Hilda’s as a writing coach to help anyone who would like advice with any of the written tasks they have been set. Simon is in college for Thursday and Friday during term from 10.30am through to 4.30pm. Appointments will generally be 45 minutes, but can be extended. Please send Simon an email for a slot on one of his two days in college. Written work can be dropped off at the Lodge or sent as an attachment to


Tips for tackling exams

Feeling anxiety about examinations is completely normal. The trick is managing and minimising it. Remember, your examination result does not define you – the examination is simply a way for you to show off what you do know.

Exams are just a job to be done as well as you can, not the be-all and end-all of your existence. So the following are just tips about how to put yourself in a position to do the best you can.

Dealing with the anxiety of exams

Revision tips

On examination day(s)

Practicalities and what to do if something goes wrong