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News: Exam Stress week activities round-up!

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2 people hula-hooping
2 people hula-hooping

A few weeks ago we offered a range of activities to help students beat exam stress, which included ice skating and hula-hooping.

Some students were taken to Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena to spend the afternoon ice skating for free. We spoke with Sharney Lawrence, a behaviour mentor based at city hub who helped run the event. 

When students are in a college environment they’re being taught about exams and getting emailed, so everything is made about exams. When they’re here their phones are in the lockers so they don’t have any reminders of exams and they can just enjoy themselves and socialise. 

Sharney Lawrence — Behaviour Mentor

We also caught up with one of our students who went ice skating.

I had a good laugh and it has helped clear my head of the stress of exams and revising. 

George Meads — Nottingham College student

Another event we hosted was a lunch time hula-hooping activity. This was set up by Emma Ward, one of our Hair and Beauty Wellbeing Mentors, who taught students and staff tricks and choreographed routines for everyone to participate in. 

I think it’s really important to have a laugh, relax and have an opportunity to forget about your stress when exams are on. It’s a nice way for the students to socialise and get some extra fitness. 

Emma Ward — Hair and Beauty Wellbeing Mentor

We also spoke to 2 students at the hula-hooping session.

I have really enjoyed today, it’s been relaxing and fun to try something new whilst taking me away from thinking about exams. 

Peter — Hair and Beauty student

I heard the music from upstairs and had to come and see what it was. It helps loosen your body and mind to feel active and release any stress and anxiety you may have. 

Marley — English and Grammar student

Remember, you’re not alone. Everyone feels stressed during exam time. The important thing is to find healthy ways to manage your stress and stay focused on your goals. 

We also have a wide range of resources available to give you advice on how best to deal with stress. Linked below is a revision timetable and a blog about how best to deal with exam stress. 

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  • 3rd April 2023 (4:50 PM)
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