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Surrey Love is your Union's campaign to support you through exams. We know that exam periods can be stressful for students so we are here for you, to help you achieve your full potential through exams. Running free wellbeing sessions, revision tips and top tips for exam success, our Surrey Love provides students with practical advice and guidance through January exams, Summer exams and Late Summer Assessments. 

Our academic advice team are also on hand to provide advice and guidance on Extenuating Circumstances. You can find out more here or, check below for our EC drop-in times! Our advisers can help support you in your EC and advise on if you have grounds and, which EC to apply for! 

Top Tips on avoiding Academic Misconduct or plagiarism: Avoiding Exam Misconduct (ussu.co.uk)


Send a #SurreyLove email

Think someone is great and want to brighten their day? Send an anonymous email to them to celebrate how wonderful they are and spread some #SurreyLove HERE


Revision Planner:

Download your May 2021 Revision Planner here: Surrey Love Exam Planner May 2021.pdf


Revision Events 17th - 11th June 2021


W/C 17th May

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

ALL WEEK 

AM

 

EC Drop Ins, via Zoom 

10.30 - 12pm

Tea, Toast & Talk in The Hive

9.30 - 11.30am

EC Drop Ins, via Zoom 

10.30 - 12pm

 

Surrey Moves Challenges

AM

 

 

 

Wellbeing Walks with Success team - 12pm - 1pm, Meet outside of the MySurrey Hive. You must sign up due to covid. 

 

Free tea/coffee in The Hive

PM

 

 

Mindfulness Drop In Sessions, online with CWB, 2-3pm

 

 

 

PM

 

 

Student Minds Revision Sessions, Teams, 3pm - 4pm

 

 

 

EVE

 

Bereavement Support Group, on Teams

5.15 - 6.15

sign up on Tixtu

 


Digital Wellbeing Talk - Thriving in the age of Digital Distraction

6-7pm  

 






W/C 24th May

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

ALL WEEK 

AM

 

EC Drop Ins vis Zoom 10.30 - 12pm

Tea, Toast & Talk in the Hive, 9.30 - 11.30am

EC Drop Ins vis Zoom 10.30 - 12pm

 

Surrey Moves Challenges

AM

 

 

Mindfulness Drop In Sessions, online with CWB, 2-3pm

Wellbeing walks with Success team - 12pm - 1pm, meet outside of the MySurrey Hive. You must sign up due to covid. 

 

Free tea/coffee in The Hive

PM

 

 

Pets as Therapy, PATS Field, 2pm


 

 

PM

 

 

YOGA SOC on PATS field and livestreamed 2-3pm

Sign up

 

 

 

EVE

 

Bereavement Support Group

Online is 4-5pm on Teams click here to book

In Person  5.15pm – 6.15pm in the Roundhouse click here to book

Student Minds Revision Sessions, Teams, 3pm - 4pm 

 

 

 

W/C 31st May

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

ALL WEEK 

AM

 

EC Drop Ins, via Zoom 10.30 - 12pm

Tea, Toast & Talk in the Hive, 9.30 - 11.30am

EC Drop Ins, via Zoom 10.30 - 12pm

 

Surrey Moves Challenges

AM

 

 

 

Wellbeing walks with Success team - 12pm - 1pm, meet outside of the MySurrey Hive. You must sign up due to covid. 

 

Free tea/coffee in The Hive

PM

 

 

Mindfulness Drop In Sessions, online with CWB, 2-3pm

 

 

 

PM

 

 

Student Minds Revision Sessions, Teams, 3pm - 4pm 

 

 

 

EVE

 

Bereavement Support Group

Online is 4-5pm on Teams click here to book

In Person  5.15pm – 6.15pm in the Roundhouse click here to book

 

 

 

 

W/C 7th June

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

ALL WEEK 

AM

 

EC Drop Ins vis Zoom 10.30 - 12pm

 

EC Drop Ins vis Zoom 10.30 - 12pm

 

Surrey Moves Challenges

AM

 

 

 

Wellbeing walks with Success team - 12pm - 1pm, meet outside of the MySurrey Hive. You must sign up due to covid. 

 

Free tea/coffee in the Hive

PM

 

 

Mindfulness Drop In Sessions, online with CWB, 2-3pm

 

 

 

PM

 

 

Student Minds Revision Sessions, Teams, 3pm - 4pm 

 

 

 

EVE

 

Bereavement Support Group

Online is 4-5pm on Teams click here to book

In Person  5.15pm – 6.15pm in the Roundhouse click here to book

 

 

 

 


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Our academic advice team are running EC Drop Ins through January to support students in their EC applications. If you have any questions or queries, then get in touch by attending a drop in or emailing ussu.advice@surrey.ac.uk 

You can find more information on ECs here 

If you are a Care Leaver or an Estranged Student:

During the exam period The University is providing Care Leavers and Estranged students with exam care packs! The packs are full of fun items which will put a smile on your face and help you relax!

Please fill out this form to indicate if you are a Care Leaver or an Estranged Student and would like a care pack.

If you express an interest a member of The Student Success Team will reach out to you with further details!


Extenuating circumstances drop in: 

Drop ins through January 2021 will run on Zoom and you can find the link on the @Surreyunion Instagram stories the morning of the drop in. Cant find it? Email ussu.advice@surrey.ac.uk 

Every Tuesday and Thursday throughout January (From 4th Jan - 30th January 2021) from 10.30am - 12pm 

Join the Zoom waiting room here: https://surrey-ac.zoom.us/j/95113077102 

Chat with an academic advisor for independent advice and guidance on your ECs. 

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Student Minds Study Group: Virtual Event on Teams

If you're finding it difficult to stay motivated this exam period, Student Minds Surrey is running 'individual study' groups every Tuesday and Thursday on Teams from 1-3pm. A lot of people find that a schedule, and working in the company of others (with audio switched off) helps them stay focused. We're starting on 12th January and there's no pressure to keep your video on - join us if you'd like to give it a try!

Join the link here: 

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Tea, Toast and Talk: Now Online!

Don't you know breakfast is the most important meal of the day?

Join Aaron and the Sabbs at breakfast time to kick-start your day right - you are sure to get your revision off to a great start with us. We will be in the Hive at 9.30 giving away FREE Breakfast, Teas, Coffees, Hot chocolate, fruit and everything you need to kickstart your day!

Grab some toast, a cup of coffee or a tea and join us online for a friendly informal chat, to get you going for your day ahead.

Wednesday 13th and 20th January, 9.30am - 10.30am in the Hive. 

Due to national lockdown restrictions, we will only be allowed four students at a time collecting their breakfast.


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Support available throughout exams:  

  • Contact ussu.advice@surrey.ac.uk if in doubt about ECs or academic regulations
  • Contact your Personal Tutor or Senior Personal Tutor
  • Togetherall (togetherall.com) - Previously known as Big White Wall
  • Nightline Email is available (log into ussu.co.uk and visit the Nightline page)
  • Centre for Wellbeing (01483689498, centreforwellbeing@surrey.ac.uk)
  • Student Minds Charity (www.studentminds.org.uk)
  • Samaritans (Call 116 123, this service is 24/7 and free)

How to take a break during exams:

  • Schedule regular breaks
    - Recommendation of taking a 15-minute break every 50-90 minutes of work
    - Use a timer to stick to a schedule and break time
  • Try to avoid using Social Media until your designated break time. Have you thought about turning your phone off?
  • Coordinate breaks to catch up with friends (give them a call!)
  • Ensure the time allocated to working is used effectively and efficiently 
  • In order to get the most out of your revision time, make sure that you take allocated breaks for food and sleep - without proper nutrients and a chance for your brain to rest, your revision will not be efficient

Here are some recommended links  

https://www.topuniversities.com/blog/how-have-productive-study-break  
https://www.brainscape.com/blog/2011/06/how-to-take-a-study-break/ 

https://www.wikihow.com/Take-a-Break-from-Studying 

What to do on a break?

How to minimise procrastination?


Changing your outlook:

  • Don't punish yourself for procrastinating, instead, try and reward yourself for getting a task done
  • Make a task list
    - Break tasks into smaller activities
  • Don't dwell on perfection at first take, aim to get it done - you can always improve on something but you can't improve on nothing
  • Self-talk motivation ('Aaron, you've got this')
  • Do the hardest task first (then the rest of your day will be a breeze)
  • Set a 15-minute timer to get started on something, once the 15 minutes has passed you will likely feel less inclined to stop
Removing distractions:
  • Find a workspace that works for you, that makes you feel calm and focused
  • Change workspace between breaks
  • Listen to music with no lyrics or lyrics in a language you do not know
  • Use app locks to avoid excessive phone use
  • Remove your phone from your study space

Exams during Coronavirus:


General:

  • Choose your location
  • Remember you have bibliU for your textbooks
    - Check you have access to material beforehand
    - Let the library know (library-enquiries@surrey.ac.uk) if you don't have access
  • Breathe and take your time
  • Take a break every question or so if you need to or can
    - In most cases you have 24 hours to complete your exam, so use them
  • Don't feel guilty about sleeping. You can always read over work the next morning with a fresh pair of eyes

Location: At The Library:

Location: At Home:

  • Choose your location (your room, a study, dining room...)
  • Declutter the chosen space
  • Communicate to the other members in your household of the times that you will be having an exam


If you are being disturbed whilst studying/revising

If you are disturbed by any work being undertaken by our Estates team during the exam period – for example mowing of the grass – please contact the EFCS help desk on 01483 689230 and the team will respond as a matter of priority. You can also call this number if you are disturbed by noise at night as calls are answered 24/7 and handled by our security team out of hours.

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