How to prepare for exams

Exams are stressful – there’s no denying it. To help you prepare for exams from the start of term right up until the main event, we’ve laid out an exams road map for you.

Check your exam centre

If you have an exam scheduled for your unit/s it’s important to check your exam centre in MyCentre. This is the physical location where you will sit your exam. If it is incorrect, you will need to update this as early in the term as possible. Changes can’t be made from two weeks prior to the exam period.

Request an exam timetable 

The DRAFT Examination Timetable is available eight weeks before the standard exam period. You will have five working days to provide feedback after its release. The OFFICIAL Examination Timetable is usually released in week six of term and you can request an exam timetable in MyCentre.


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Study, study, study…

Our Student Mentors have spilled the beans on their top exam tips and tricks. Take advantage of their knowledge, and don’t forget to check out the Get Optimistic About Learning modules on the Student Portal for more study skills and tips for coping with stress.


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Don’t hesitate to submit an Examinations Enquiry eForm if you have any questions regarding examinations.   

Ashleigh Truscott (

I am a CQUni alumnus, who graduated back in 2010. Straight after graduating, I took a job in media, and later returned to CQUni working full-time as Student Communications Assistant. I remember all too well the panic fuelled ‘all-nighters’, getting lost on campus, confusion over systems, and the general feeling of being unsure. I'm excited to share my experiences and provide some insights into university life.

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