Picture of two students looking at computer

Exam Bootcamp

Target Audience
Is registration required?
Free of charge or ticket price
Free of charge
For more information contact

Are you worried about upcoming exams? Not too sure where to start with your study or how to manage stress in the exam build-up? Maybe it's time to attend Exam Bootcamp!


The next edition will take place on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th December 2022. 

Exam Bootcamp is a series of free workshops developed by DCU Student Support & Development. The team includes expert Life Coaches, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Student Learning Officers. We also provide online resources that you can access at any time, including video summaries of the live workshops. 

Topics include: 

  • Revision strategies. 
  • Exam performance. 
  • Motivation for exams. 
  • Managing exam stress.

Full programme below. You can attend all sessions or select the ones most relevant to you. 



Revision Strategies (Monday 5th December, 10:30-11:30)

  • How to create a study plan to get organised and maximise your study time. 
  • How to use active learning strategies to learn complex material and study more effectively. 

Exam Performance (Monday 5th December, 11:30-12:30)

  • How to use your time effectively during the exam.
  • How to interpret and answer any questions in the expected time frame.
  • How to perform to your best during the exam.

Structured Study Session 1 (Monday 5th December, 13:30-15:30)

  • Join us to practise how to study in a more effective way. 
  • We will do 25 minutes of focused study followed by 5-minute breaks.
  • Proven to increase motivation and focus. 

Motivation for Exams (Tuesday 6th December, 10:30-11:30)

  • How to boost your motivation to energise yourself in advance of exams.
  • How to set achievable learning goals.

Managing Exam Stress (Tuesday 6th December, 11:30-12:30)

  • How to recognise signs of stress.
  • How to manage stress in the build-up to exams.
  • How to manage stress on the day of the exam itself.

Structured Study Session 2 (Tuesday 6th December, 13:30-15:30)

  • As above.