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Helpful links for exam stress support

By HWResLife 02 Dec 2020

We know that exams can be overwhelming.

It is thus, important to deal with exam stress effectively for your mental wellbeing. Heriot-Watt University is always here to help you. Along with contact details of university support advisors, we have link to useful resources for exam stress support for you. Please contact us if you feel stressed, need guidance or support. 

Resources and useful links for exam stress support

Headspace – Useful app for meditation and breathing exercises. Has specific exercises for exam stress.

Student Minds – Exam stress advice from the UK's student mental health charity

Save the Student – Exam stress tips and advice

Moodjuice – Mental health advice from NHS Scotland

NHS Inform – Breathing and relaxation exercises

Big White Wall

Big White Wall is a 24/7 mental health support site which is available for free to all Heriot-Watt Students. Big White Wall provides a safe space online to get things off your chest, explore your feelings and learn how to improve and self-manage your mental health and wellbeing. It's available 24/7, is totally anonymous and provides online peer support. Go to and sign up with your university email address. You then choose an anonymous username for your time on Big White Wall.

Student Wellbeing Services

The Student Wellbeing Service is also here to help you manage and cope with exam stress. For more information, you can email

Student Success Advisors

The Student Success Advisors are recent Heriot-Watt graduates and are experienced in sitting exams at the University. They can provide you with advice and guidance if you require it. You can contact the Advisors at

Student Wellbeing Service


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