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Get exam season ready and boost your academic skills with these study resources and tips

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Giving yourself plenty of time to study and prepare is vital to exam success. To support your revision sessions and to help you approach your upcoming exams with confidence, we have brought together a variety of study resources from the King’s community and beyond.  

Read on to find out more and check out the dedicated Assessment section and a range of answers to other common queries on Student Services Online.

Don't forget the basics!

Remember to check beforehand where and when your exam is taking place and arrive in plenty of time. Bring all required equipment, including stationary and any calculators you need, and ensure you only bring minimal personal belongings.

Get exams advice

Even if you are fully prepared, there is always a chance that you could run into challenges during the exam season.

You can find useful guides on the KCLSU website with support for both remote and in-person exams. Check out their blog post with top tips to get you through exam season, including making your wellbeing is a priority.

KCLSU also have a dedicated Advice Team who are here to support you in areas related to your academic experience. You can find out more about using the service on the website and contact them via their online form.

Hear from your peers

Try out new study and exam tips offered by your peers on Unibuddy and see which ones become lifelong practices. Check out the blogs and pick up key habits within your daily life to help to help you get focused, incorporate daily meditation, and write out a to-do list.

In fact, there is a whole blog section dedicated to study and wellbeing tips, written for students by students. Here you can find a variety of peer advice, including five steps to help you prepare for open book exams, from time keeping to referencing, active recall methods for productive study sessions and three top tips to maintain focus while studying.

Enhance your academic skills

King's Academic Skills for Learning provides a variety of resources and workshops to support you to develop your academic skills, whether you are an undergraduate or a postgraduate taught student.

Self-enrol on KEATS and check out the online resources in your own time, including specific assessment-focused modules on Revision and Exams and Understanding Academic Integrity. Online one-to-one academic skills appointments are also available year-round and throughout the exam period, which you can book via KEATS.

Learn strategies to help you revise and take your exams at one of King’s Academy’s online Revision and Exam Strategies workshops on Tuesday 26 April and Thursday 5 May. Log on to Skills Forge with your King’s ID to book your place.

As a King’s student, you can also get access to thousands of high-quality video tutorials with LinkedIn Learning. With this free platform, you can develop a range of transferable skills, from writing to digital literacy, to boost your academic success and employability.