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DULib Wellbeing: Revision and Exams

Revision and Exams

We have created a Study Skills guide, offering guidance and tips for effective studying. You'll find advice on preparation and organisation, studying and revising and how to get help.

The following support is also available from other University departments:

  • Student Registry have created a Student Guide to online exams, which includes a section on wellbeing during the exam period: Examinations and Assessment (
  • The Academic Skills Centre offers a range of support services, including drop-in sessions, supervised study groups, taught sessions and one-to-one advice: ASC- Student Services (
  • Disability Support's Specialist Study Support page has links and resources covering a range of areas, including revision and exams. 
  • Durham SU's Revise Wise pages have tips and advice on setting up your study space and preparing for exams and assessments.

Stress experience and performance during an oral exam: the role of self-efficacy, threat appraisals, anxiety, and cortisol.  

High self-efficacy may reduce emotional and physiological stress responses in the context of an examination. This study investigated how these stress responses develop on an exam day, and sequential indirect effects between self-efficacy, threat appraisals, stress responses and performance.  

Research article available in Durham Research Online: Stress experience and performance during an oral exam : the role of self-efficacy, threat appraisals, anxiety, and cortisol. - Durham Research Online   

Cathedral View from Bill Bryson Library

Here's a 1-hour long, uninterrupted video of the lovely Cathedral view from Bill Bryson Library. Why not press play, enter full screen mode and take in the views while you're studying?
(Please note, this video has no sound.)