Exam stress

SOS - Stamp Out Stress

We know exams and assessments can be a stressful time, which is why we are running the Stamp Out Stress (SOS) campaign. The campaign provides support, advice and activities to help you Stamp Out Stress. 

You can find details of the campaign on the NTSU website  

SOS top tips:

  • Learn to recognise when you're feeling stressed out – after all, you know yourself better than anyone else. Have a break, go for a walk or chat with a friend, and come back to the problem with a clear head! Why not try Mindfulness? This is a great way to relax and clear the mind. NTU Sport are running free Mindfulness every Wednesday from 8.30 – 9.15am via Zoom. To register message NTU Sport via Twitter @NTUSport or Instagram @ntufitness. There are lots of other classes running via zoom too.  
  • Break your revision down into manageable chunks – make a realistic timetable with regular breaks and stick to it! Make use of all of the resources available to you. Also check out the Study Skills advice 
  • Factor in some you time every day – whether it's watching a few episodes of your favourite TV show, reading the Healthy NTU blog, or making a nice lunch, it's important that you allow yourself the time to wind down and relax. 
  • Eat right and don't skip meals – no matter how rushed you are, fruit, vegetables and a proper breakfast are key! Take a look at our recipe ideas
  • Get physical – nothing de-stresses the mind more than exercise, so add it into your day. An active body makes an active mind! Check out NTU sport sessions via Zoom. Exercise session lists are available on socials via Twitter @NTUSport or Instagram @ntufitness 
  • Keep your cool and stay calm – when you start to feel panicked, take a moment, sit back, and control your breathing. Simply counting to five whilst taking deep breaths in and then out can return you to a more calm and composed state. We have lots of podcasts and other self-help information that can help. 
  • Support is never far away - If you need help or support, just visit the wellbeing site and contact Student Support Wellbeing. 
  • Good luck, you’ve got this. If you have done all you can you can only do your best. Use the support around you and start your planning early and look after yourself.  

For further tips visit Student Minds and via our SOS Microsoft Teams page  


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