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Feeling stressed about exams? Read our advice and top tips for success!

Find out how you can best prepare and manage your stress and wellbeing effectively during this time.

Get Prepared

Read our advice and find out how Library, Skills and Customer Services can support you in the lead up to your exams.


Check your Exam Timetable

You exam timetable will be posted in your personal timetable in January. Make sure you know the date, time and location of your exams so you can plan ahead and eliminate stress on the day!

PLEASE NOTE: Exam timetables are subject to change at any time, so please check back regularly to ensure that you have seen the latest version.

Check your timetable in myLSBU or use the link below.

Check your timetable

Complete Past Exam Papers

Use the LSBU Exam Paper Finder to access past exam papers set by London South Bank University during the past five years.

You MUST be connected to GlobalProtect VPN to access the database.

Past Exam Papers

Subject Guides

Put together by our Information Skills Librarians, browse your Subject Guide for useful subject specific resources that can aid in your revision.

Subject Guides Home

Access Support from our Skills for Success team

Our support teams are:

  • Information Skills Librarians - Referencing guidance and support with finding and using resources. Book an appointment on MyAccount.
  • Digital Skills Trainers - Help with Microsoft Office applications, assignment formatting and Moodle navigation. Book an appointment on MyAccount.
  • Academic Skills - Help with academic writing including, reflective writing, critical writing, grammar and vocabulary for academic writing and avoiding plagiarism. View their Moodle page for more information.
  • Maths and stats - Get support with drug dosage calculations, numerical job tests, business maths and more! View their webpage for more information.

You can also browse our Events Calendar for sessions being run by these teams including drop-in sessions where you can ask any questions you may have. Attend as many or as few as you'd like!

Online Resources

Read advice from and access online resources relating to exam preparation:

These videos of maths workshops can help you with your revision. They cover a range of topics tested in foundation and first year modules exams.

Workshop Videos

English Language skills

Do you want to develop your English Language skills? Attend a drop in!

There is no need to book, come any time during the slot and stay for as long as you need.

Events calendar

It is extremely important that you take care of your wellbeing during the exam period so you can achieve all you want to achieve. To help you manage your exam stress there are a number of resources available to you.

Managing Exam Stress

We know it’s easy to feel pressure, expectation and stress around exams. Read this FAQ to find out about activities and resources to help you unwind, manage stress and boost your studies.

I’m feeling stressed about my exams. What should I do?

Stress Less with LSBU Active

Sign up for your free Foundation Student Membership to access:

  • Free Table Tennis in the Battersea/Blackfriars lecture theatre foyer, 12-2pm Mon-Fri this week

  • Free access to fitness classes all week in the Sports Centre

  • Log any use of cardio equipment in the LSBU gym and take part in the "Journey to Paris" challenge through the MyWellness app

  • gym access 8am-12pm Mon-Fri and 10am-12pm on Sat

Sign up now

Multi Faith Chaplaincy

LSBU's Multi Faith Chaplaincy provides pastoral care and support for students from all faith backgrounds and none. They offer an open and non-judgemental service to explore questions of faith and spirituality as well as other life issues. 

To get in touch email

Take a break

Taking breaks is extremely important for your wellbeing and can even increase your productivity during long study sessions. If you're studying on campus, here are some of our recommendations. 

Eat well and stay hydrated

Grab a drink or something to eat from one of our Food Outlets on campus. There are also Meal Deals available at some outlets. You can find more information, including opening times and what they serve on myLSBU

There are water fountains located outside each of the doors of our Southwark Campus Library 

Eat and Drink on campus

Visit the Relaxation Station

Head to Level 03 in the LSBU Hub to visit the Relaxation Station, your space to unwind and take a deep breath during this busy period. There is colouring, crosswords, jigsaw puzzles and books set up to help you relax and overcome exam stress.

Get outside

Getting some fresh air and a change of scenery can help to relieve stress and improve your concentration when you resume studying. 

Spend time with friends

Use the breakout and outdoor spaces on campus to socialise with your friends and coursemates. Take your mind off your studies and check in with each other's wellbeing.  

Take your mind off your stress by completing our puzzle of Rosie the LSBU Library Llama!

Exam FAQs

Browse FAQs about exams including arranging adjustments, managing stress and what to do if you miss an exam.

Opening hours

Make sure you check our opening hours if you're planning on using our library spaces to study. Our Southwark Campus Library is open 24 hours a day Monday to Thursday!

Events Calendar

Resources for Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing at LSBU Information

Wellbeing Moodle Modules

There are a number of online resources on Moodle to help minimise and aid you in coping with your stress levels.

Modules include:

  • Mindset Matters - develop positive learning and wellbeing skills to become a confident, resilient learner
  • Being Well, Living Well - learn how to maintain a healthy body and mind while at University 

General Wellbeing Tips

  • Look after yourself!  Eat well and stay hydrated. Get enough sleep. Take regular breaks.
  • Get organised! It can help if you plan your revision days – allocate times that you will sit and revise to ensure you have time to cover all the topics.
  • Ensure you keep enough time free on the day - a 24-hour window can allow other events to interrupt your day.
  • Get outside and spend time in nature - a change of scenery and fresh air can be refreshing.