I hope everyone had a good christmas. I certainly did, with the excitements of my birthday, seeing all the family and showing everyone my shiny new engagement ring, but as the last of the turkey is eaten, everyone begins to tire of chocolate and we start to see in 2013, it’s time to think of a new term at university, and the exams that come with it.
The first two weeks of the Spring term at Leicester are always exams. This year, I have my first exam on the first day of the exam period and my last on the last day, which means that there may not be the time to celebrate them being over before the new lectures start, but at least there is plenty of time for revision.
On many courses and modules, there is a significant percentage of coursework and practical work that can count towards your final mark, taking the pressure off a little bit, but this year I have chosen modules all with a final exam worth 80-90%, which is a fairly scary thought. I’ve tried to start the revision, but it’s so hard with all the celebrations going on, and different people to see. How does everybody else cope with managing the differing demands of exams and the festive season?