Chances are that when you’re reading this, you are about to receive your exam results. When we’re writing this, Scotland is about to receive theirs tomorrow. We spoke before about exam stress but now you’re probably feeling anxious and nervous about tomorrow, or your results day.
Some words of advice:
- Don’t panic!
- Keep everything in perspective
- It’s not the end of the world if you don’t get the grades you wanted or needed
- There are always alternative routes
- Remember how hard you worked
- Don’t be too hard on yourself
- You haven’t let anyone down
If you have got the results you wanted, and that means you get into university, you are probably still as anxious. So remember:
- Everyone is in the same position
- They might not know anyone either
- Universities are very accepting and inclusive – there are people just like you! Race, Sexuality, Background, Interests, Beliefs.
- You can be very independent at university
- You can try new things
- There are loads of clubs and groups, from the mainstream to the obscure.
- They are full of loads of interesting and fascinating people, from lecturers to classmates.
- Universities are full of academical genius and international cultures.
Feel free to read more about anxiety.
Bear in mind that although a lot of focus at school seems to go toward universities, it is not the only sign of achievement.
Remember, you’ve got this!