Exam and Study Support

Exam and Study Support

We have collated useful links to online exam support and study skills resources from a range of educational institutions and online educational platforms.

Although we make every effort to ensure these links are accurate, up to date and relevant, the Royal Devon Library and Knowledge services cannot take responsibility for pages maintained by external providers

Are you looking for support with finding the information you need? Take a look at our Information Skills Teaching and Training pages

Free Medical Exam Resources

Almost a Doctor - Free medical encyclopaedia and other resources for medical students, doctors and healthcare professionals.

MRCPass - 100 free sample MCQs available.

Radiology Masterclass - Online medical imaging educational resources for medical students, junior doctors and allied health care professionals.

ReviseMRCP - ReviseMRCP is an entirely free to use online revision website to help you pass the MRCP exam. Over 5000 questions provided in the same format as the MRCP exam.

Geeky Medics - Geeky Medics provides free medical student revision resources, including OSCE guides, clinical skills videos, clinical cases and quizzes (MCQs). 

Zero to Finals - Zero to Finals aims to maximise your ability to learn medicine. There are notes, books, audiobooks, podcasts, videos and questions.

i-Medics - Free medical exam question banks for a wide range of UK exams, including UCAT, PLAB 1, UKMLA, UKFPO, MSRA, MRCGP AKT, I&R MCQ, MRCP Part 1 and MRCPsych.

Open Learn from the OU

These are free courses provided by the OU and include:


Produced by The Open University, a world leader in open and distance learning, all OpenLearn courses are free to study. Offering nearly 1000 free courses across 8 different subject areas courses are available to start right away.

Essay and report writing skills

  • Understand what writing an assignment involves
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses
  • Understand the functions of essays and reports
  • Demonstrate writing skills

Extending and developing your thinking skills

  • Feel more confident about studying
  • Understand any grades received and how to improve them
  • Overcome problems with reading and writing
  • Make the most of the opportunities a higher education course provides for developing skills

Key skill assessment unit:

Information literacy

  • Demonstrate a strategy for using skills in information literacy over an extended period of time
  • Monitor progress and adapt the strategy as necessary, to achieve the quality of outcomes required
  • Evaluate this overall strategy and present outcomes from your work, including citations and a bibliography.

Skills for Study (Multiple courses)

  • Get acquainted with student life with our related articles, courses, insights into the student experience, help and advice, real student research, events information and community news.

Succeed with learning

  • Understand how learning takes place every day
  • Appreciate the qualities, skills and knowledge you have already
  • Know better how to use computers for learning
  • Understand how reflection and feedback can help you make the most of your learning
  • Discuss some important theories about learning
  • Develop a learning action plan to help you move forward.

Last updated: January 08, 2024


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