route, get an early bus or see if you can walk to the exam hall. Don’t rely on vague offers of lifts; make the best arrangements that will work for you. If you sleep it out or have an accident on the way to the exam come in anyway and report to the exam hall. The invigilator will advise you on the best course of action. On the exam day the student union and the student advisers will be present to offer support outside the exam. Once the exam has started, if you are not able to control your anxiety after ten minutes, call the invigilator to your desk.
If your stress has recently increased significantly because of circumstances outside your control (e.g. family problems, accommodation problems, death in the family), see a student advisor, counselor or your academic year co-coordinator to discuss the impact on your exams.
This article was written by Cindy Dring ofStudent's Services Health Promotion. If you have problems or worries you feel you would like to talk about confidentially, contact Cindy at 091-492048. Alternatively e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org or just drop in to Aras Ni Eimhigh.