In the next few hours you may receive an email confirming your place at uni. These hours leading up to it can be the longest, draining, stressful hours of your life. If you’re anything like me, a year ago today I was having major breakdowns, panic attacks and just completely freaking out over the concept of getting my results.

I want to help you out and give you some tips on how to survive results day. I want to emphasise how it doesn’t matter what letters are on that piece of paper, this does not determine who you are or what you are capable of.

Night before tips:

  1. May sound obvious but we all forget to do it when we are stressed, BREATHE. This will help calm you down and bring you back to reality that its not the end of the world.
  2. Stay positive, a negative mind in my eyes can lead to a negative outcome, think positive, you have worked your backside off so everything will work out.
  3. Distractions, don’t spend the night fretting, crying to your friends, going over the exams you did and if you answered things incorrectly, having a huge breakdown that you’ve failed your life. YOU HAVEN’T ok and you will be completely fine. Spend the night watching your favourite film or TV show, eat chocolate and try and not think about results.
  4. Get an early night, you want to be refreshed for the morning and you’re worrying anyway so make sure to go to bed early.

Results day tips:

  1. Eat breakfast, this will make you feel ten times more comfortable and more human because your head is going to be all over the place, so don’t leave on an empty stomach.
  2. Talk to teachers about your options if you don’t have the grades for uni, remember its not the end of the world, there is always clearing.
  3. If you have to go through clearing this doesn’t mean you will go to a bad university, it might turn out even better than the one you were originally going to.
  4. Don’t be so hard on yourself, if you haven’t got the grades you wanted its not the end of the world at all.
  5. Congratulate yourself whatever your results, party with your friends and be happy that you have finished fourteen years of the education system! You should be proud.

I really hope you receive the results you wanted and those of you going to University I hope you get the grades needed. Best of luck and stay positive!

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Ella Iggulden