5 ways to Beat Exam Stress

Aaah, exams.
⚡The Voldemort to your Harry Potter

🦸‍♂️ The Thanos to your Avengers

🌠 The Death Star to your Rebel Alliance.

Exam weeks are upon us but fear not I have some tips to help you beat the stress…

1. Channel Your Inner Jedi
Remember Luke Skywalker facing down the Death Star? He didn’t panic; he used the Force. Take a page from Luke’s book and meditate. Find a quiet corner, close your eyes, and focus on your breathing. Picture your stress melting away like Darth Vader’s mask in Return of the Jedi. Guided meditation apps can help you center your thoughts and clear your mind, I recommend Headspace or free YouTube accounts like meditation vacation.

2. Embrace the Power of Breaks – Think Ross Geller
Ross from Friends always knew the importance of a good break (remember “WE WERE ON A BREAK!”). Follow his advice, minus the relationship drama. Study for 45 minutes and then take a 15-minute break. Watch a funny YouTube video, do a little dance to Uptown Funk, or simply stare at the ceiling contemplating the meaning of life. Whatever floats your boat. Just ensure you give your brain time to recharge.

3. Eat Like a Hobbit
Hobbits know how to handle stress – they eat. A lot. Keep healthy snacks like fruits, nuts, and yogurt handy. And yes, second breakfast is totally a thing during exam season. Avoid the Gollum diet of raw fish and whatever that thing was in The Two Towers. Instead, munch on brain-boosting foods to keep your mind sharp. Remember, you can’t study on an empty stomach, precious!

4. Channel Your Inner Hermione Granger
Hermione wasn’t just about spells and potions; she had study strategies that could make even Professor McGonagall proud. Create a study schedule and stick to it. Use color-coded notes, flashcards, and mind maps.  Hermione didn’t face exams unprepared, and neither should you. Accio, study materials!

5. Dance Like Nobody’s Watching – A.k.a. Chandler Bing Style
Remember Chandler Bing’s awkward yet endearing dance moves? Mimic his carefree attitude by blasting your favorite tunes and dancing around your room. Physical activity releases endorphins, the body’s natural stress relievers. So go ahead, channel your inner Chandler and dance like no one’s watching. It’s the perfect way to shake off stress and reset your brain for another round of studying.

You can only do your best, read the questions carefully and remember the syllabus. 

You’ve got this!

Level 3 Diamond Timetable

Exam Series Module No. of sessions Dates
March 2024
M2 & M3
6
15th Jan, 29th Jan, 5th Feb, 19th Feb, 26th Feb, 4th Mar
May 2024
M4
3
15th Apr, 22nd Apr, 29th Apr
July 2024
M5
3
3rd June, 10th June, 24th June
Nov 2024
M1
3
7th Oct, 21st Oct, 4th November
Mar 2025
M2&M3
6
13th Jan, 20th Jan, 27th Jan, 10th Feb, 24th Feb, 3rd March
May 2025
M4
3
7th Apr, 14th Apr, 28th Apr
July 2025
M5
3
2nd June, 16th June, 30th June

Level 6 Diamond Timetable

Exam Series Module No. of sessions Dates
March 2024
M2 & M5
5
25th Jan, 1st Feb, 8th Feb, 22nd Feb, 29th Feb
May 2024
M4 & M7
4
18th April, 25th April, 2nd May, 9th May
July 2024
M3 & M8
5
30th May, 20th June, 27th June, 4th July, 11th July
November 2024
M1
3
10th Oct, 24th Oct, 7th Nov
Mar 2025
M2 & M5
5
30th Jan, 6th Feb, 13th Feb, 27th Feb, 6th Mar
May 2025
M4 & M7
4
3rd April, 10th April, 1st May, 8th May
July 2025
M3 & M8
5
5th June, 12th June, 19th June, 26th June, 3rd July

Level 5 Diamond Timetable

Exam Series Module No. of sessions Dates
March 2024
M5, M15 & M9
4
31st Jan, 7th Feb, 21st Feb, 28th Feb, 6th March
May 2024
M3 & M8
4
10th April, 17th April, 24th April, 1st May
July 2024
M4
3
5th June, 11th June, 26th June
November 2024
M1 & M2
5
9th Oct, 16th Oct, 23rd Oct, 30th Oct, 6th Nov
Mar 2025
M15, M5, M9
5
29th Jan, 5th Feb, 12th Feb, 26th Feb, 5th March
May 2025
M3 & M8
4
9th April, 16th April, 30th April, 7th June
July 2025
M4
3
4th June, 18th June, 2nd July

Level 4 Diamond Timetable

Exam Series Module No. of sessions Dates
March 2024
M3, M5, M7
6
23rd Jan, 30th Jan, 6th Feb, 20th Feb, 27th Feb, 5th March
May 2024
M4 & M6
4
9th April, 16th April, 23rd April, 30th April
July 2024
M8
3
4th June, 18th June, 3rd July
November 2024
M1 & M2
5
8th Oct, 15th Oct, 22nd Oct, 29th Oct, 5th Nov
March 2025
M3, M5, M7
5
29th Jan, 5th Feb, 12th Feb, 26th Feb, 5th March
May 2025
M4 & M6
4
8th April, 15th April, 29th April, 6th June
July 2025
M8
3
10th June, 24th June, 8th July