R&R- Revision and Relaxation – OurWarwick

R&R- Revision and Relaxation

Exams are lurking just around the corner, and with exams comes the inevitable revision! It can be very easy to get lonely and stressed when stuck in your room or the library for extended periods of time, but it is so important to take time out to relax and enjoy yourself. I’ve compiled a few revision tips and tricks, which will hopefully make exam season a little less stressful for you!


  • My number one revision tip would be to make a before you start. This way you can plan enough time to cover all the topics in your modules, but also plan in your relaxation time!

  • The big tip from most of my lecturers was to go and do all available. Although not all departments release mark schemes, which can be a tad annoying, it is still incredibly useful to get a feel for the format and layout of the exams. Also, some exams reuse standard questions, so it can be beneficial to familiarise yourself with some past material!

  • There are lots of different revision tactics, from note cards to posters. My personal favourite is to make colourful , with all the important material condensed into bite-sized chunks. Especially as they’re full of colour, I find that it makes the important ideas a lot easier to remember.


  • Take ! As a general rule I find that I can only work for half an hour before I need a brief break, though sometimes when I get into the revision zone I find that time flies by! It just depends on you as a person, and as long as you’re still doing plenty of revision, taking a break to help get you back on track is not a luxury, but a key part of the revision process!

  • Go for a . This is always a good idea, as not only do you get a bit of exercise, which is really beneficial when revising, but you also get a bit of fresh air! Even if you just walk around your accommodation block, walk to Tesco or go a bit further and go for a walk through Tocil Woods, it’s a great way to spend a bit of time away from work.

  • to a friend. Talking to people when you’re revising is good, whether it be a friend from home, halls or your course. Remember; everyone at uni is going through the same thing with revision, especially people on your course!

  • yourself a nice meal. I always like to spend a bit of extra time making a tasty, healthy meal when I’m revising, especially as it’s a nice break from revision, and I get a meal out of it! (Check out some of my favourite recipes here.) Though of course it’s also fab to occasionally binge on some unhealthy food as a revision treat 😉

Good luck in your exams!

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