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Support available at Exam and assessment time

LJMU and John Moores Students' Union (JMSU) are offering a range of support during April and May to help you stay positive and focused during the upcoming assessment period.

Whether it is your first exam or finals, there is advice, support and workshops available for you to enable you feel prepared and ready for this time.

Follow @ljmusaw on socials for ongoing advice and support available

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Skills@LJMU offers a range of classes and drop-in sessions designed to help you develop the academic skills you need to do well in your exams and assessments. Skills tutors can offer one-to-one guidance on preparing for exams, improving your assignments writing, and using maths and statistics in your assessments. So to get the advice you need to do well in your exams, go to the Skills Training Calendar, book an appointment with a Skills Tutor, email, or follow @JMU_SS.

First-years students (levels three and four) can also get academic skills advice from their faculty Academic Achievement Advisers. Just go to your Academic Achievement Canvas course to access resources on writing assignments and doing exams. You can also find out when advisers are holding exam support classes and drop-ins, or you could book a one-to-one appointment. To find out more, contact your adviser on

Student Advice and Wellbeing Services

The Student Wellbeing Team in your faculty is here to help you with anything that is affecting your studies and any issues you are having at University that are affecting your wellbeing and/or your mental health. They can help you access LJMU’s specialist services and make the most of your University experience.

For info on workshops offered during exam time, such as Managing Exam Anxiety or quick and easy breathing techniques to hep focus and conquer exam nerves check out our Services Support Programme and book on free events.

For further support email or call 0151 231 3664 to book an appointment with your Student Wellbeing Officer.

Specialist Study Support

The Specialist Study Skills team works with disabled students, focusing on topics such as:

  • Time management
  • Getting started with assignments
  • Reading and research
  • Developing an argument
  • Preparing for exams
  • Academic writing

While this support is aimed at those students with additional study needs, such as Specific Learning Differences, mental health difficulties, and those on the Autistic Spectrum, no evidence is required to access this support and all students are welcome to make use of these resources.

If you are interested in accessing or discussing this support please email us:


Visit JMSU to see what they are offering to support you during this time.

JMSU Advice Service

Your students’ union are there to provide free, impartial advice and support on university issues to all students at LJMU. Whether it is a single misunderstanding or a long-running dispute, they will ensure that you know what your options are and the decisions taken by LJMU are fair. Visit the Students' Union advice page for more information or to book an appointment

What to do if things go wrong:

Exams can be stressful for everyone and sometimes things don’t go quite according to plan.

If you suffer an unexpected illness, family bereavement or another unavoidable event you can contact our Academic Support Advisor: Philip Newton - Email: Telephone: 0151 231 3162

You can also speak to your Student Wellbeing Officer in your faculty about anything that is affecting your studies and/or your wellbeing.

If you are struggling around the exam period email or call 0151 231 3664, you can also book an appointment online.