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Exam Ready, University of Sydney

Exam Ready

Exams are coming,
but we’ve got your back.

We’re here for you

Exam time can be tough – especially now. To help you through, the Library has partnered with the STAR team (Student Transition and Retention), Student Life, USU and Batyr to bring you the biggest Exam Ready program yet! We have prepared a range of free activities and resources to support you to keep healthy, study effectively, connect with others and ace your exams!

Learn more about online exams and ProctorU

Get an Exam Ready Care Pack

Are you studying online-only? Get an Exam Ready Care Pack!

To help you keep on top of your online study schedule and to look after yourself, the Library and the STAR team have created an Exam Ready Care Pack. The pack includes a study planner along with some other treats to help you through the exam period.

Supplies are limited, so get in fast!

Register to get your Exam Ready Care Pack

Online workshop

Plan your Exam Ready

Keeping on top of your exam study can be hard. In this workshop, we’ll help you to plan your time over the exam period, so you stay on track and look after yourself.

Check times and register

Download your Exam Ready Study Planner

Online Q&A session

Meet the Library

7-11 June | 11-11.30am

Can’t make it to campus? No worries! Come along to Meet the Library Online-Exam Ready! Meet our friendly staff, and ask us your burning questions about the library, IT, or anything else! All in an informal online setting. We can’t wait to meet you!

Find out more and register

Online workshop

Tips for Taking Online Exams

21 May & 4 June | 5.30-6.30pm

This session, run by your peers, will answer commonly asked questions about the logistics of sitting online exams. Guests from Educational Integrity will also be on hand and you’ll be split into faculty groups to ask all of your questions. This session will be delivered in both English and Mandarin.

Find out more and register

Downloadable colouring-in

Colour our collections

Release some stress with some downloadable colouring-in pages from the Quartier Latin 1896 found in the Library’s Digital Collections.

‘la poesie’ (Vol. 1 no. 1)

‘pack rat’ (Vol. 1 no. 1)

'Zephyrus and Flora' (Vol. 1 no. 5)

Online & on-campus study sessions

Focus & Study

Every Wednesday | 12-2pm

Join the Library’s Peer Learning Advisors for a study session using Pomodoro technique, proven to help beat procrastination and get the most out of your study time!

Find out more and register

On-campus social catch-up

Coffee & Croissants

10 June & 15 June | 11-12pm

Take a break from study to connect with other students. Chill out, have a laugh, ask some questions and meet new friends.

Find out more and register

Message boards

Positive Vibes

Need a boost? Read messages of encouragement from other students or write your own message, online or at a library on-campus.

Visit Positive Vibes online

Video series

Online study tips

Hear from peer leaders from across Sydney Uni as they share their top tips and strategies to look after yourself and prepare for your exams.

2 mins

Exam experiences during COVID

What's it like taking exams from home?

Watch on Youtube

Watch online

4 mins

Beating procrastination

How do other students get motivated to study?

Watch on Youtube

Watch online

5 mins

Fear of failing

Your peer leaders talk about overcoming fear of failing.

Watch on Youtube

Watch online

2 mins

2 weeks before

Tips on how to prepare for your study and exams 2 weeks before they start.

Watch on Youtube

Watch online

6 mins

The day before

What do other students do the day before your exams to best prepare?

Watch on Youtube

Watch online

Take a break

The STAR team are here to help you to take a break with fun online and workshops.

Baking on a budget

4 June | 3.30-5pm

Join current student, the incredible "Cake Boy" Arkady de Jong and registered dietitians and PhD students Virginia and Helen as they bring you the best of baking with a nutritional twist.

Find out more and register

Mindfulness for focus and stress release

7 & 10 June | 3-3.30pm

Join your peers as experienced mindfulness facilitators lead you through weekly drop-in sessions to help you regain focus and release stress.

Find out more and register

Webinar series

Wellness webinars

Learn important advice and information from University academics to help you look after yourself. This webinar series is brought to you by the Student Transition and Retention Team (STAR) and proudly sponsored by Allianz Care (OSHC).

Taking charge of your mental health

(26 mins + Q&A)

Watch video

Healthy eating on a budget

(29 mins + Q&A)

Watch video

Should you really be active every day?

(28 mins + Q&A)

Watch video

Let’s talk about sex

(35 mins + Q&A)

Watch video

Sleep webinar

(23 mins + Q&A)

Watch video

batyr@USYD Online workshop

Relieve the Exam Pressure

A program for International Students

25 June | 6-7pm

Batyr, your student mental health champions, want to have a fun and positive chat about how to look after your wellbeing, stay focused and relieve stress while in the lead up to exams. We will talk about our 5 tips to look after yourself and your friends, and how reaching out for help if you need it can help make your university experience the best it can be.

Find out more and register

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Batyr on Instagram


Discover study skills

These short videos from experts at the University Library and Learning Centre will teach you the best techniques to study effectively.

7 mins

Time management

Tips from the Learning Centre so you can make the most of your time.

Watch on YouTube

Watch on uni website

5 mins

Reading strategies

Stay on top of your readings with tips from the Learning Centre.

Watch on YouTube

Watch on uni website

4 mins


Tips and tricks from the Learning Centre for effective notetaking.

Watch on YouTube

Watch on uni website

USU Rewards and Discounts

USU are on-hand to keep you fuelled up and hydrated for study and exams. Fisher Café will be open longer, from 8am-8pm and there will be loads of snacks, drinks, and nutritious meals!

Hearty brain food

7-25 June | 12.30-2pm

Pickup a fresh-made lunch from the USU eats Food Truck for just $6. USU Rewards get a free drink or a healthy treat.

Fresh dinner

7-25 June | 5-8 pm

Pickup a fresh-made dinner from the USU eats Food Truck for just $10. USU Rewards get free drink or healthy treat.

Check out USUaccess on Insta to see what’s on offer

Join USU Rewards

Cheap coffee

7-25 June | 5-8pm

Get your daily dose of coffee cheaper. USU members can get unlimited $2 coffees between 5-8pm at Fisher Café.

Wishing you the best of luck in your exams

From the Library, STAR, Batyr, the Student Life team and USU