Set for Success – Wellbeing

Set for Success - Wellbeing

As exam season approaches it can be easy to let bad habits rule during this stressful time, but making the effort to maintain a healthy lifestyle will help you keep your stress levels to a minimum and achieve your best results come exam day.


Exam stress can feel like a lot to cope with, but there are things you can do to improve your wellbeing. We have tips and ideas to help you cope at different times. Feeling stressed about exams is normal, but you don't have to struggle on your own. We are all unique, so what works for you might be different to what works for someone else. You might also have to try a few different things to see what works best

Mind – Experience and Feelings: Coping with Exam Stress

Save the Student – Top Tips to Beat Exam Stress Coping with Exam Stress a Guide for Student

Young Minds


BBC Bitesze – The Mind Set


Eating well helps with mental alertness, gives you enough energy to deal with those long hours of study/preparation, and helps deal with the strain of (pre-test) stress and nerves. Opting for nutrient-rich foods builds your brain power and also strengthens your stamina.

Brain Food – What to eat when you’re revising

BBC Good Food – What to Eat Before an Exam The Eat Well Guide

BBC – Can food improve exam performance

Student Beans


Studying long hours is tiring. When it cuts into your usual hours of sleep, research shows us that stress levels will increase. Practise these tips to get a good night’s rest every night:

UCL – Sleep Tips

BBC Bitesize – How sleep can help you study

NHS Tips on preparing for exams

Super Prof – Good Sleep is the key to successful revision

My Tutor – try sleeping on it?


Research has shown that high-intensity aerobic exercise has positive effects on well-being. It’s time to get moving! This doesn’t mean that you must start training for a marathon, but it does mean that you need to introduce some regular exercise into your life.

BBC Bitesize Does exercise help with revision

Study boosting benefits of exercise

Exercising for exam success


Mindfulness involves focusing your awareness on the present moment. It means paying attention to your sensations, feelings, thoughts, and environment in the here-and-now with an attitude of acceptance.

Mindfulness tips to help students with exams

Mindfulness and breathing techniques

How to keep calm when you’re revising

Pearson – A guide to mindfulness