Study Support

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

Writing support

We are fortunate at St Hilda’s to have fantastic writing support for our undergraduate and graduate students. Professor Claire Harman, the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow, is at St Hilda’s as an adviser to help students develop better lucidity, fluency and style with essays and written tasks they have been set. Claire is in college on Mondays and Tuesdays during term time from 10.00am until 4.00pm. Appointments will generally be 45 minutes, but can be extended. Please send Claire an email for a slot on one of her two days in college Claire will be in Room South 72.