Exam support at Brookes

  • There are many people and sections in Brookes who can help you with your examinations.

    Consult the Before your exams and On your exam day pages for what to expect in the exam room and ways to prepare yourself. Please have a look and get in touch if you have any questions or worries.

    Explore the list of support services below, and also on the Student services and Faculties and Departments pages.

    Academic

    • Upgrade - A service that can help with study skills and maths support, including specific advice on  exam study skills.
    • Module leaders and teaching staff - They can provide support, advice and revision sessions. Please make sure you know what office hours and other support is available and make use of it.
    • Academic Adviser - Your Academic Adviser is there to help with any academic issues.

    Language

    Students who speak English as a second language can find studying and working in English a challenge. The English language support service can assist you.  

    Disability, dyslexia or learning difficulties

    Please consult the Alternative provision page for more information. 

    Stress and anxiety

    Administrative

    • Student Central - Offer a range of support from their teams, including programme advice, assistance with PIP and handling of student complaints or appeals.
    • Student Support Co-ordinators - Your faculty will have their own SSCs who can provide help and advice.
    • Academic Advisers - Your Academic Adviser can provide advice on programme administration as well as academic matters.
    • Exams Team - We are able to answer all questions about exam procedures and regulations.   
    • Student Disputes

    Brookes Union

    Brookes Union provide a range of advisory and support services for students:

    External exam advice

    • Open University - Offer a comprehensive study skills section on revision and examinations. It includes sections on revision planning, revision techniques, exam techniques and stress management. It is information that is useful to all university students.  
    • Mind - Dedicate a whole section of their website to student life and this includes a section on examination stress.
    • NHS - Provide a website on student health which includes a section on stress.