May 25, 2023, by brzbs1

Be Exam Ready: Top tips to stay active

With exams now underway, students across campus are revising hard to prepare for their assessments. Sometimes, it can be overwhelming to stay inside your bedroom or library all day, and so it’s important to take a break. Staying active is proven to boost productivity and concentration and we’re here to help as part of the University’s Be Exam Ready campaign.

Not sure what to spend your valuable break time doing? We asked University of Nottingham students who follow us on Instagram for their top tips;

🔰 Final year student Olivia (English) spends some time unwinding in the Health and Wellbeing Suite at David Ross Sports Village after a few lengths in the pool. The sauna and steam room offers the perfect place to relax!

🔰 Josh (Mechanical Engineering) likes to play squash or go to the gym in the evening to end the day with a workout, whilst Georgia (Law) also enjoys a high-energy game of squash.

🔰 Sophia (Veterinary Medicine) enjoys going for walks in the sun to reset her thoughts, and Sonu (Chemical Engineering) recommends a half an hour sunset walk with housemates – it encourages everyone to get out the house!

🔰 Chloe (Music) heads to synchronised swimming to stay both active but also to spend some time socialising with her friends, much like Lilly (History) who schedules breaks to meet with friends.

🔰 Alessia (English Literature) makes sure she makes a good exercise and sleep timetable and tries to stick to it!

🔰 Katie (Politics) unwinds with a HIIT class – a short high energy group exercise class, and Rachel heads to the climbing wall at David Ross Sports Village in between study sessions to keep motivated and energised.

🔰 Mana (Veterinary Medicine) chooses from her favourite hobbies to unwind including reading, playing the piano, yoga or lacrosse, with Isaac (Chemical Engineering) tossing some frisbee with friends.

🔰 Harine (Medicine) recommends making use of campus, walking around Highfields lake and meditating, whilst Imogen (Physiotherapy) heads to Wollaton Park for a walk on sunny evenings.

Don’t forget if you don’t have a UoN sport and fitness membership, we’ve teamed up with the University’s Be Exam Ready campaign to offer our most popular activities for just £2 during exam period. These include our gymswim and health and wellbeing suite so take a productive break from the books with us! We wish all students the very best of luck with exams.


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