Be Kind to your Mind Week: Day One: Exam De Stress

Be Kind to your Mind Week

5th May – 7th May 2015

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It’s that time of the year where deadlines for coursework are coming in thick and fast, revising for those exams has reached fever pitch and a whole academic year is nearly behind you.

Your stress levels are at an all time high and you may even what to scream.


Is this you?

Fear not! We are here to help you get through it!

It’s time to be kind to your mind.


You, after advice and guidance! 🙂

On this week’s Blog we will be looking at ways to de stress, study techniques, mental health issues and positivity to get you through these final months at college.

Don’t forget there are still chances for you to de stress with the guide dog puppies on 6th May in the Common Room (11am – 1pm) See your Student Liaison Coordinator in The Common Room Today and tomorrow morning for spaces!


Get down to the Oasis Café on 7th May where you can pick up information, freebies and guidance. PLUS! Write your own messages of positivity on our O Mukuji cards.

Exam Guidance: De stress and Study Smart!

 What sort of learner are you?

Stratford – upon – Avon College Learning Styles

Visual: 7
Auditory: 6
Kinetic: 18
Writer: 6
(23 Students Surveyed: Some students have multiple studying modalities)

Do you learning by doing, watching, writing or listening?

Unlocking this mystery will help you when you study. Have a look at the infographic below and see which type of learner you are.

Be Kind to your Mind Week: Day One:  Exam De Stress

So now you know what type of learner you are: Check out these handy revision tips!

Be Kind to your Mind Week: Day One:  Exam De Stress

Today, I’m going to be out and about finding out what type of learner you are and finding out if you have any tips that help you study!

 Stratford upon Avon College’s Top Ten Study Tips

( From Students and Staff)

1) Review Past Exam papers – Level 3 Acting

2) Revise in advance – HNC Dance & HNC Musical Theatre

3) Put Post it notes with information all around your room – Level 3 Musical Theatre

4) Remove distractions and reward self – Amy – Learning Coach

5) Sit and Focus- Level 3 Musical Theatre

6) Get a revision plan together and stick to it- Jude- Learning Coach

7) Do have breaks- Level 3 Musical Theatre

8) Food and Scent Memory to help you remember- Level 3 Musical Theatre

9) Early night before exam and no alcohol- Val – Counsellor

10) Break your revision down by tasks; smaller bits are easier to handle – Ilona- Learning Coach

(Thank you to everyone who took part)

Stratford upon Avon College’s Top Tracks to study to…

These tracks were chosen by our students (and staff)
 Suggested by Tom Beck – Level 3 Music
Suggested by Emma Beasley- Level 3 Acting
Suggested by Amy Dingwall – Learning Coach
Suggested by Chloe Purdue & Clare Primrose



Don’t go it alone, we are here to help.

There are lots of fantastic people at college who are here to support you. Don’t suffer in silence, go to students services today.

Valerie Corbett- student counsellor
Heather Swann – student counsellor
Denise O Shea – College Nurse
Learning Coaches
Student liaison (Common Room DG2a)
Safeguarding Team (you can spot them by their lanyards!)

Or for out of hours help you can call or text any of these wonderful organisations…

Samaritans 08457 90 90 90 for anyone going through

emotional distress

Childline 0800 11 11 A counselling service for children

and young people

Frank 0300 123 66 00 or text 82111 Information and advice on drugs and alcohol

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