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11/05/2014 19:05 BST | Updated 11/07/2014 06:59 BST

Tackling Exam Season Stress

My stress nightmare - the reoccurring dream that always pops up when I'm run down and overly tired - is simple and terrifying in its simplicity: it's my French A-Level tomorrow and I haven't got round to revising.

I hate this dream with a passion, but it is almost worth having - almost - for the sheer relief I feel when I wake up and remember I never have to do another exam in my entire life. And that the only French I need to remember involves the words 'du vin' and 's'il vous plait'.

As millions of students across the world head into their own exam seasons, I sigh a little gasp of relief that that is all behind me.

For those coming up to their final exams, however, this is really only the beginning of a period of their lives that has all the ingredients to be extremely stressful.

With this in mind, we decided to approach the topic slightly differently this year, and have been quizzing some of the best brains in the business to help those of you studying through your exams, and out the other side into an uncertain jobs market (with a few graduation ceremonies to celebrate in-between).

Our Canadian team have looked into how you can best prepare your body for exams, while blogger Stacey Lucas has the best tips for preparing your mind for the very same thing.

And while preparation is vital, a healthy dose of inspiration never goes amiss. Features editor Carolyn Gregoire delved into the archives for Steve Jobs' ever-brilliant Stanford commencement address and this now-iconic 2005 commencement speech from David Foster Wallace. For those of you in the US, you can see who'll be imparting their words of wisdom to this year's graduates, where and when, in our commencement speech calendar.

Looking forward to the future, Lucy Sherriff, who runs HuffPost's Students site in the UK, and her bloggers have written about how to find your first graduate job, and if that's not at first successful, how to embrace moving back home!

In fact, with so much great advice available, we have created a dedicated home on HuffPost - Skills Space - for you to dip in and out of over the coming months whenever you're in need of some help or friendly pointers in the right direction.

If you're one of the many preparing for exams, a huge good luck. We'd love to hear how you get along. Email ukstudenteds@huffingtonpost.com with your stories, and we'll add as many as we can to the site.