Looking for Support with Anxiety & Stress?

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Whilst anxiety and stress are natural emotions during exams, it is important to recognise when these emotions become disruptive to our day and unhelpful to us.

If you’re feeling really worried or anxious, chat to a good friend, family member, or tutor. It helps to get it out of your system, and they may well be able to help think about practical strategies to deal with exam stress

Talking to a professional can also really help, I don’t know where I would be without the support I have had through therapy and it helped me to develop the tool kit to cope with difficult emotions without ignoring them. If you feel like you would benefit from this the university can help.

If you feel your mental health is impacting your studies know there are options for extensions, deferment, and special consideration. I recommend talking to your personal tutor, degree programme director and filling in a personal extenuating circumstances form.

If you feel like your studies have been impacted by your academic experience, you should also submit a personal extenuating circumstances form:

Personal Extenuating Circumstances (PEC) - Student Progress - Newcastle University (

The student advice centre can also help make an academic complaint:

Student Advice Centre (

We also have support at the student union: Welfare & Support Centre (


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