Preparing for Open-Book Exams

Many students will be sitting open-book exams in Trinity, and OSSC has been receiving a lot of questions about how best to prepare for this style of exam. While much of your revision process will be unchanged, there are a few things that are unique to open-book exams to keep in mind. OSSC has put… Read More

Remote Study Skills Sessions

The Oxford Study Skills Centre now offers all of our study skills sessions remotely. Our Study Skills Advisers will be available to help you with studying–including planning revision and preparing for exams–via Microsoft Teams, email, and telephone. This means that you can get study support no matter where you are. To get more info and… Read More

Advice for Offer Holders

The Oxford Study Skills Centre has put together a slide show of advice for Offer Holders at Oxford designed to help you think about tackling your exams and preparing to come to university. (Click the video below to watch the slide show.) We’ll be publishing further advice for offer holders in the coming weeks, so… Read More

Exam prep for all LMH students

All members of the LMH JCR are invited to attend an Exam Prep and Stress-Busting Session  (with tea and cake) on Tuesday, 10 March, week 8, in the Old Library at 4.30pm. This session is intended for any undergraduates who have public exams this year. The Senior Tutor, Academic Registrar, Nurse, Study Skills Centre Director, and… Read More

Shut up and write! weeks 5-8 in Hilary term

Do you have a dissertation or essay you would like to work on in companionable surroundings? Come to ‘Shut up and write’ @LMH! You can also access one-to-one writing drop-in sessions on the day in which you can work on your writing techniques, including drafting, editing, outlining, referencing, overcoming writer’s block, etc. with dedicated Study Skills Centre… Read More

Revision planning for exams

Do you have exams in Hilary or Trinity terms? If so, it’s a good idea to make sure you have an effective revision plan in place. Check out our revision planning guides or book a session at the OSSC to work through your revision strategies with a study skills adviser. Revision planning for exams following… Read More

Answering the question in exams

Are you revising for exams? There are lots of different types of exam questions that appear at Oxford, and there are different approaches for each type. Making sure that you are savvy in the way you approach and answer exam questions will mean that you can more easily impress your examiners with your knowledge of… Read More

OSSC Singing Group

Are you a bit stressed? Would you like to meet new people? Do you like to shout/sing/whistle/hum? OSSC has teamed up with Harris Manchester in an exciting new venture to help calm nerves and have FUN. We have begun a singing group which meets each week of full term, on Thursdays from 5.30 to 6.30,… Read More

Using the Christmas Vacation

The winter holiday is perhaps one of the most difficult to plan. Some students will be in college doing telethons or acting as runners for admissions interviews, some will have caring responsibilities at home, some will be busy working in paid employment, and some will be busy with family events. While some of these obligations… Read More