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Academic Wellbeing | How to successfully fail your academic year!

Note: This is going to tell you all the things NOT to do during your exam and submissions period. Do the opposite of all of these suggestions and give yourself the best chance of succeeding in your academic year.

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Our Top Tips for How To Successfully Fail Your Year!

Note: This is going to tell you all the things NOT to do during your exam and submissions period. Do the opposite of all of these suggestions and give yourself the best chance of succeeding in your academic year.

  1. Absolutely don’t go to the Centre for Academic Writing (CAW) to get advice on how to write essays, reports and much more! Definitely don’t visit their webpage here: https://www.coventry.ac.uk/study-at-coventry/student-support/academic-support/centre-for-academic-writing/support-for-students/undergraduate-support/
  2. Never, under any circumstance, go to SIGMA for mathematics and statistics support! Don’t click here to visit their website: http://sigma.coventry.ac.uk/
  3. Definitely don’t apply for an extension if you are struggling to meet your deadline for your submission dates – you can NOT click on this link to find out more about how to get an extension or a deferral: https://wayfinder.coventry.ac.uk/help-centre/apply-for-an-extension-or-deferral.html
  4. Don’t bother dropping your course director or personal tutor a message if you’re unsure of something, or to seek advice on other services that can offer help (whether this be help with an assignment, personal circumstances, physical health, or mental health).
  5. Eat only sweets and drink only energy drinks for the whole period of your assignment submissions and/ or exams. Don’t try and eat healthy and make sure you’re getting a balanced diet.
  6. Work all day every day without taking any breaks, going outside for a walk, or contacting anyone. Hide away in your room and look at your essay or revision notes all day.
  7. Don’t take time to go through https://www.cusu.org/whatson/ and find the events that are being put on by the university, specifically the Centre of Academic Writing, to support your academic wellbeing throughout the exams and submission period.

 

Here’s a list of support resources that you should totally ignore and never click on:

If you, or a peer, are in immediate distress please contact emergency services

  • If off campus, call: 999 
  • If on campus, call Protection Services: 024 7765 5555 

Coventry University Counselling and Mental Health Service – Here you can contact a mental health advisor who will be able to either provide you help or guide you towards additional support from external agencies.  

Samaritans – Regardless of what you’re going through, Samaritans are there to listen.  

  • Call: 116123 
  • Email: jo@samaritans.org 
  • Write a Letter: send to Freepost SAMARITANS LETTERS 

Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide) – Here you can access support if you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or are concerned that a friend or peer is experiencing suicidal thoughts.  

Mental Health Matters – a helpline with highly skilled, trained and compassionate staff which can provide confidential emotional support 

  • Call: 0800 616 171 

You can contact you local GP service to access long-term help – sign up to Coventry University’s GP online here: 

Absolutely don’t take time to look out for your peers and ask them how they are. Definitely don’t try the ask twice method – ask if someone is okay and if they respond yes, ask again just to check. Don’t take time to click on this link and find out ways on how to support your peers https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/asktwice

 

Want to learn more about Academic Wellbeing click the link below

https://www.cusu.org/community/academicwellbeing/

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