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Need a space for your online exam? (Metropolitan students)
Regional student exam accessibility arrangements
Study tips to help you prepare for your exams
Get peer assisted support during SWOTVAC with PASS
Wellbeing tips from our counsellors to help you prepare for exams
Turn your passion into your profession with the Kickstarter Challenge
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Need a space for your online exam?
If you’re a metropolitan student and looking for somewhere to complete your online exam, the Library has you covered with designated spaces available! From now until Saturday 11 July, there will be study rooms available which can be booked more than seven days in advance. Your room booking will be available for four hours (instead of two) to give you time to prepare for your exam and complete it stress free. During the exam period, signage will be displayed within the Library to notify users of these spaces.

Please ensure you arrive on time, as rooms left vacant for more than 10 minutes will be forfeited.

If there isn’t a study room available for you, you are welcome to use the following designated quiet areas to complete your exams:
• City East (Brookman Building): All of level 4, including Library training room (Centenary Building)
• City West (Jeffrey Smart Building): All of level 4
• Magill (B Building): All East Wing, including Mezzanine
• Mawson Lakes (C Building): All of level 3
These areas have a mix of PCs and powered BYOD areas.
Be sure to arrive early to secure your own space.

This article is intended for students studying at South Australian metropolitan campuses only.
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Regional student exam accessibility arrangements
Are you studying at Mount Gambier or Whyalla and don’t have access to fast internet and a quiet space to complete your exam?

You can get in touch with your local campus to book a space for your exams that meets your needs. Drop-in at Campus Central or click on the link below.
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Study tips to help you prepare for your exams
Exams are approaching fast, and it’s important that you prepare, plan and revise for them so you are ready for success. Here are five top tips for preparing for exams, put together by our UniSA Study Help PALS:
Use your course resources
Check your course homepage for any revision and exam resources, especially practice exams or questions. Find out what materials you can bring into your exams.
Manage and plan out your time
Create a revision plan that allows you time to cover and focus on the most critical course content.
Check your exam timetable in advance
Find out the date, time, and duration of your exam in advance. Check your internet connection and save any important staff details in case you have any technical difficulties.
Use effective revision techniques
Use revision techniques that work well for you and allow you to use your time efficiently and effectively.
Prepare earlier rather than later
If there are materials for your exam that you need to prepare, do it early. Also, start studying and preparing as early as you can.
For more helpful resources, visit the Study Help learnonline page.
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Get peer assisted support during SWOTVAC with PASS
PASS is a peer-led academic assistance program, facilitated by current students who have excelled in their program. During SWOTVAC, PASS is holding revision sessions to help you review the course material and prepare for exams.

Come to PASS and see why students who attend PASS have statistically better grades and course outcomes.

Sessions are held for select courses during SWOTVAC at Magill, Mawson Lakes and online, so you can join from anywhere!
Access the PASS timetable
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Wellbeing tips from our counsellors to help you prepare for exams
With the stress of exams and major assessments coming up, it’s easy to forget to look after your wellbeing. While it is easier said than done, we hope these wellbeing tips from our UniSA Counsellors will be useful.
Make sure you get some good sleep
Try to aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night to allow you to be most productive during the day.
Make time to move your body during study
It’s important that you keep moving your body through physical exercise. For example, stretch between breaks, do yoga, or go for short walks around the block.
Study effectively for your exams
If you have prepared thoroughly for the exam and do your best to complete practice questions, you’ll likely feel more confident on the day.
Visualise yourself completing the exam successfully
When you encourage yourself through positive self-talk, e.g. 'I can do this', 'It will be okay', you will have a better outlook going into the exam and once you’ve completed it. Don’t be too hard on yourself and reinforce positive thinking.
Prepare the night before your exam
Before you go to sleep the night before your exam, we suggest that you organise your materials (such as your pen, pencil or calculator) and pack them in one neat spot. Also, double check the time of the exam and the location, and have your mode of transport ready to go.
We also recommend that you practise mindfulness techniques to help you stay present and loosen destructive thought patterns before your exam.
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Turn your passion into your profession with the Kickstarter Challenge
Are you a woman aged 18 to 24 years, with a business or entrepreneurial idea you hope to bring to life? Join the Accelerator for Enterprising Women Summit in Adelaide on Friday 18 June. Learn some new business tips, tricks, and hear from inspirational guest speakers.

Following this event, you can decide if you’d like to get involved in the Kickstarter Challenge where you can submit your entrepreneurial or business ideas for the chance to turn your passion into a profession!

Share your ideas on your socials to be in the draw to win a finalist spot in one of five categories:

Popular vote:
Share your idea far and wide. The submission with the greatest social reach will win.

Demonstrate how you will successfully implement your idea by providing a feasible timeline, potential challenges and solutions, team members involved and an appropriate budget.

Sustainability and Impact:
Explain the expected impact of your idea with metrics for how you will evaluate your success, any environmental impacts to be considered and how your idea will be sustained over time.

Demonstrate a compelling need for your innovative concept by thinking outside the box and explaining your idea clearly and concisely.

Make sure your submission has clear and consistent formatting, is effective and is aesthetically pleasing.
The five lucky finalists will win the opportunity of a lifetime to attend a National Advocacy Workshop and pitch their ideas to decision makers in Canberra. The winners will get to bring their idea to life with a share in $60,000 of seed capital funding, mentorship opportunities and much more.
Fri 18 June
10am - 2pm
City West Campus
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UniSA journalist on the frontlines covering the biggest stories in the world
The idea of becoming a journalist popped into Lauren Waldhuter’s head when she was 10-years old, but it wasn’t until a placement with Channel 10 News in Adelaide and a gap year when her aspirations turned to a profession. Now a decade on in the industry, after having worked across Australia, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, she’s an award-winning journalist who’s covered some of the most critical stories in the world.

Lauren began her journalism career working with the ABC News in various locations across Australia. Now working at Bloomberg, she specialises in finance, business, economics and politics across Asia, after spending time in Doha, Qatar covering major global news stories and international affairs for Al Jazeera’s TV channel.

With more than eight years of industry experience across the world, Lauren has seen the shift from print to digital and believes it's best for students to diversify their skills and specialise in more than one medium.

“The great part is that many news organisations are starting to embrace video, audio and digital reporting platforms. So, you get to use all those skills at work. There’s also a growing focus on having a range of voices in media coverage – including women and people from different cultures, backgrounds, and ethnicities.”
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