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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.


The library offers a range of seminars and drop-in sessions designed to help you develop the skills you need to do well in your exams and assessments. They can also offer one-to-one guidance on developing your study skills and academic writing. So, if you have a query about your upcoming assessments or exams, or would like advice on improving your revision skills and exam performance, come to one of the skills seminars, or drop in to see an Academic Skills Tutor.

To see the full range of activities, see our Skills Training Calendar. For more information email or follow: @JMU_SS

Pre exam support

Support from Library Services

If you need help accessing library resources for your subject or help searching them or help with referencing, remember you can book a 1-to-1 appointment with the Librarian who supports your subject area.

Click on LJMU HelpMe then on the tile Library Help and send a quick message including your course details and availability and a librarian will get back to you to arrange a suitable date/time.

Alternatively, you can book onto one of the Library Skills workshops and/or you could use the guides and tutorials available on the library website.

Student Advice and Wellbeing Services

The Student Engagement 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 stress or conquering exam nerves check out our Services Support Programme

Email or call 0151 231 3664 to book an appointment with your Student Engagement Officer.


If you require additional support in exams you should contact the Disability Team on 0151 231 3162. You must have submitted any request for additional exam provision through MY LJMU, 4 weeks BEFORE the date of your exam.


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 E: T: 0151 231 3162

You can also speak to your Student Engagement 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 to book an appointment or come to one of their drop-ins on your campus. View drop-in times.

5 quick study tips to help you feel prepared…
  1. Pick up a pen, set a timer, and practice writing at speed under exam conditions
  2. Try to learn actively rather than passively. When reading your notes, engage with them. Ask yourself, “What have I just learned? How might I use it?”
  3. Test yourself. 10-15 minutes after learning something prove to yourself that you have learnt it. Then go over it again the next day. Then increase this to 3 days later, 7 days, etc.
  4. Look at past papers, and read each question highlighting key words
  5. And finally - check you know the right location, time and date for each exam
5 quick tips for your wellbeing at exam time...
  1. Get a good night’s sleep where possible
  2. Exercise
  3. Eat well and go easy on the caffeine
  4. Be kind to yourself and take breaks
  5. Think positively and breathe deeply