How to survive your exams

June 1, 2009
Exam cram. Copyright: Elaine Faith,

Exam cram. Copyright: Elaine Faith,


It is generally agreed that exam time can be stressful. Stress can be a positive thing, helping you to stay motivated and focused but too much can make you feel weary and anxious.

If it is all getting too much for you there are some things you can do to improve the situation.

Remember to eat properly, it is a fact that too many students live on takeaways, snacks and convenience food. In a recent investigation by a student newspaper, “The Oxford Student” into diet and lifestyle it was  found that nearly three quarters of the 100 respondents said they felt less healthy during term time.  According to Anna Denny a nutritional scientist at the British Nutrition Foundation “Food has a massive impact on the body and mind function … so problems arise if students consume a limited diet”  Try to eat the recommended five fruits or vegetables a day and avoid too much fast food.

Limit your caffeine intake – taking too much coffee and coke make help you to stay awake but too much can make you unable to sleep or concentrate properly. You study better if you take regular breaks and get enough sleep.

Clear your mind by taking some exercise – it doesn’t have to be too vigorous. You can take a walk around the campus or go for a swim in the lovely pool and you’ll find that  you go back to your studies feeling refreshed and able to absorb some knowledge.

 But if you cannot control your anxiety and feel overwhelmed by the prospect of revision and exams,  remember that staff in the University Counselling Service are there to help you through this time. You can phone or e-mail them  to make an appointment.


One hundred years of Education and Innovation

May 19, 2009


Loughborough University


Centenary exhibition charts history of education and innovation in Loughborough

An exhibition charting the development of Loughborough University and its predecessor colleges is due to open at Charnwood Museum later this month.

Entitled ‘One hundred years of Education and Innovation’, the exhibition will run from 16 May to 5 July at Charnwood Museum in Granby Street in Loughborough town centre.  Produced in conjunction with the Friends of Charnwood Museum, it chronicles the University’s origins from Loughborough Technical Institute through to the leading university of today.

Alongside the historical exhibition there will be a display of the University’s world-renowned research in sports technology, including the science behind the rugby shirts, footballs and trainers used by sports men and women today.

There will also be a mini exhibition on Dr Herbert Schofield, Principal of Loughborough Technical Institute, subsequently Loughborough College, for 35 years.

The exhibition at Charnwood Museum is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4.30pm, and on Sundays from 2pm to 5pm.  Admission is free.

If you would like to learn more about the history of Loughborough University, please see our Centenary website.

New Learning Zone in James France

March 10, 2009
Have you seen the lovely new Learning Zone available to students in James France D0.03? 
Facilities Management in collaboration with IT Services are delighted to announce the opening of the Student Learning Zone in D.0.03, James France Building. This is closely located to the James France exhibition area, and is available to all students between 8.00am – 6.00pm, Monday – Friday. It is accessed using a University staff or student ID card and contains three distinct zones:
  • Individual Zone – containing 12 PCs and a networked MFD to enable printing, photocopying and scanning to email
  • Comfy Zone – containing sofas, a data projector and writing surface
  • Group Zone – containing two interactive whiteboards with connected PCs, two group tables and flipcharts

The space is non-bookable and has been designed for informal use, and has an award-winning wireless network capability. It is supported by the Facilities Management AV Technicians. If an equipment demonstration/training or support to upload the interactive whiteboard software onto a laptop is required please email or alternatively call (01509) 222199.

Revision and Exam Skills Workshop

May 1, 2008
Are you struggling to revise? Then come to this workshop, as it will provide hints and tips about approaching exams with confidence.

Participants will learn:

* what is involved in revision

* tips for effective revision

* exam skills

Date: Tuesday 6th May

Time: 1:00 till 1:50 pm

Venue: Pilkington Library, Level 3, Training room 1

Booking: You can book through the Careers Online booking system at

If you haven’t used this booking system before, you will need to register and invent your own username and password.

If you cannot make this workshop, then you can find helpsheets on the Library website at: 

There is also a tutorial on Learn at: (You will need you Loughborough username and password to log in).

Finally, if you have exams coming up, good luck!!