Academic worries

Coming to university is a time of great change and might bring you challenges. Try these self-help resources to help manage your studies.

Exam stress

  • Stress Bucket Theory
    Video exploring sources and effects of stress, and coping skills you can use to better regulate it.
  • Study Skills
    Guide on how to develop and enhance your study skills featuring exam and assessment preparation resources.

Exceptional circumstances

Sometimes personal difficulties affect your attendance or ability to complete assessments. You can ask the exam board to take them into consideration by submitting exceptional circumstances.

Talk to the Students' Union's advice and support service or your personal or senior tutor for help and advice on how to do this.

How to manage your studies

  • GoConqr 
    A range of apps to help you cope with everyday tasks. Many are free.
  • Peer mentoring
    Connect with a current Bristol student who is there when you need to talk about your course in general or university life. Open to first-year undergraduates
  • Study from home
    Helpful tips on balancing work and realistic schedules for independent working. Find out more about how the University's Study Skills team can help with your studies.
  • Study Skills
    Resources, tutorials and workshops to improve your study skills so you're better prepared for study. Free and open to all students.
  • Procrastination 
    Strategies and techniques to help you deal with procrastination.

I don't know what to do after university

If you are anxious about life after you have left university, our careers team offers 30-minute one-to-one appointments for final-year students. The Careers Service also offers support for up to three years after you have graduated. Contact our careers team.


  • Perfectionism
    Workbooks and information sheets exploring perfectionism and how you can overcome it.
  • How to Fail with Elizabeth Day
    A podcast that celebrates the things that haven’t gone right and how we can learn from them.

Support for research students


Find out what workshops we offer to support you.


Our short guide will help you make a self-care plan to boost your resilience, improve self-awareness and help you deal with life's ups and downs. There is also an accessible version.

Being Well, Living Well toolkit

This toolkit has practical tips and tools to help you feel settled, support friends and get help if you need it.

Follow the self-enrol link to join. If you don’t see the self-enrol link, you’re already enrolled.

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