Ease into Assignments Study Supports & Exams (EASE)

EASE is a 4-week programme designed to prepare you for your upcoming exams.  Please note that events may be held in-person or online. 

 

 

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Week 1:  28 February - 4 March:  Get Organised

How to Eat Right to Think Right: Tues 1st March @ 4pm - Online Event

Facilitator: Aisling Harrington, Health Promotion

This online workshop will explore the following: 

  • How the foods you eat play a role in keeping your brain healthy
  • What foods can improve specific mental tasks, such as memory and concentration
  • How food can help you focus and with your exam performance
  • Simple swaps to make in your current meals

This is an ONLINE event

Date: Tuesday, 1st March 
Time: 4 - 5pm

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Building Resilience for Exam Success: Wed 2nd March @ 3pm - Online Event 

Facilitator: Jimmy McGovern, Chaplaincy

This 1-hour workshop aims to help you achieve exam success, by exploring topics such as:

  • Tips for resilience
  • Scheduling
  • Stress management 
  • Support services

This is an ONLINE event

Date: Wednesday, 2nd March
Time: 3 - 4pm

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Zoom link for the event

Time Management: Thurs 3rd March @ 1pm - In-Person Event 

Facilitator: James McCormack

This workshop will cover the following areas: 

• Gain control of your time and life

• Practical tools to work smarter - not harder

• Develop a useful and personal ‘Things To Do’ List

• Have more time for the people and things you enjoy

IN-PERSON EVENT 

Date: Thursday, March 3rd
Time: 1-2pm

Location: Áras Moyola, MY127

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Additional Resources: 

Sleep Workshop 

Getting Organised 

 

Week 2: 7 – 11 March: Get Focused

Improve Concentration and manage Procrastination: Wed 9th Mar @ 1pm - In-Person Event   

Facilitators: Kate Brooks and Jessica Duggan

This session will be an interactive and practical workshop to support students to understand reasons for procrastination and strategies to overcome procrastination. 

The session will also explore the impact of attention and concentration on our focus and strategies to optimise focus for study and exams

IN-PERSON EVENT 

Date: Wednesday, March 9th
Time: 1-2pm (Free Lunch Provided)

Location: James Hardiman Library, THB- G011

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Self Compassion:  Thurs, 10th Mar @1pm – Online Event

Facilitator: Gemma Mc Nally

Sometimes we can be harder on ourselves than we are to those around us.  

There are many reasons for this self-critical mindset, but research shows that self-criticism demoralises us and is bad for our mental and physical health - exactly what you don't need when heading into exams!  

In this workshop, we will explore how the ways that we speak to ourselves can impact our well-being and success - including in exams.

ONLINE EVENT 

Date: Thursday, March 10th
Time: 1-2pm

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Additional Resources: 

Mindfulway - Tuesday and Friday morning at 8am

Sleep Workshop

Getting Organised

Eating Well

Tim Urban: Inside the mind of a Master Procrastinator / TED

Week 3: 21 - 25 March - Get Writing

Academic Writing: Tue 22nd March @12pm - In-person Event

Facilitator: Irina Ruppo

This workshop will demystify the concept of plagiarism, so you never have to wonder whether or not it is in your paper.

We will discuss how to use secondary sources in a professional manner, how to cite, and how to paraphrase.

Finally, we will talk about common essay-writing pitfalls and ways to avoid them.

IN-PERSON EVENT

Date: Tuesday, March 22nd
Time: 12-1pm (Free Lunch Provided)

Location: James Hardiman Library, THB- G011

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Referencing and Plagiarism: Wed 23rd March @12pm - In-person Event

Facilitator: Kris Meen

This session will include information on why avoiding plagiarism is important, how to cite and reference sources (including in exams), how to paraphrase without plagiarising, tools to help cite faster and more accurately, and information on contract cheating.

 

IN-PERSON EVENT

Date: Wednesday, March 23rd
Time: 12-1pm (Free Lunch Provided)

Location: James Hardiman Library, THB- G011

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How to structure a convincing point: Thurs 24th March @6pm - Online Event 

Facilitator: Niamh Doheny

This session will show how to construct a convincing point and look at how to construct a point for a comparative essay

 

ONLINE EVENT

Date: Thursday, March 24th
Time: 6-7pm

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EVENT LINK

Additional Resources: 

Mindfulway - Tuesday and Friday morning at 8am

Addressing procrastination

Online Resources and Guides

Citing & Referencing - Research skills for students - NUI Galway 

Referencing and Citing with Endnote

How to edit and format your MS word document essay or report

Week 4: 28 March - 1 April- Get Exam Ready

Mindfulness - Coping with exam stress: Mon 28th March @ 6.30pm - Online Event

Facilitator: Dr. Eva Flynn, Discipline of General Practice, NUI Galway.


The facilitator will check in with the attendees and what their concerns are.  Covering general well-being during exam time and a meditation session. The facilitator will also check how students feel after the meditation session.

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EVENT LINK

Practical tips for in-person exams: Tue 29th March @1pm - In-person Event

This one-hour in-person workshop will cover everything you need to know to get through exam season. The Exams Office will cover some rules and regulations,  Students’ Union reps will share their top tips, and our Education expert will take you through some resources, techniques and strategies for exam success.

Practical tips for in-person exams - Presentation Slides

IN-PERSON EVENT

Date: Tuesday, March 29th
Time: 1-2pm (Free Lunch Provided)

Location: James Hardiman Library, THB- G011

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Building Resilience for Exam Success: Wed 30th March @1pm - In-person Event

This 1-hour online workshop aims to help you achieve exam success, by exploring topics such as tips for resilience, scheduling, stress management and support services

Date: Wednesday, March 30th

Time: 1-2pm (Free Lunch Provided)

Location: AMB-G065 Training Room 1, Arts Millennium Building

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Additional Resources: 

Mindfulway - Tuesday and Friday morning at 8am

How to edit and format your MS word document essay or report

Academic & Exam Success

Prepare for Exams

Exam Techniques

Managing Exam Stress