Study Spaces and Study Tips During Pandemic
Pandemic has affected our way of life and study as students. It makes life where we are supposed to stay together, becoming to remain apart. Studying at the university seems hard—however, thanks to Warwick, which provides us with excellent facilities to study on campus safely and focused. Also, I have some tips based on my own experiences on studying effectively and enjoyable while keeping safe and motivated during the pandemic.
First of all, time management is a must. Working from home sometimes makes us think that we have more spare time to study and enjoy our free time. However, longer time does not necessarily mean we will be more productive. I suggest you make daily schedules when you need to focus on studying, take some break, back to focus, and rest. The main thing is that you have to try your best to stick to the plan to be on the right track. Spending some time on the weekend to do your hobbies is a good idea. You can do either alone, such as photography or with flatmates by doing sports since the Sports Hub has reopened already from 2 December. Secondly, study together with housemates on campus will be enjoyable. This way, you will feel more motivated, have time to discuss some interesting topics, or maybe just to talk when taking a break.
Yes, that is right. Taking a break for some minutes with stretching, playing some fun games, listening to music, or watching some YouTube channels are nice to recharge your batteries before continuing to study. Studying is sometimes really hard and stressful, and taking a break will ease the pressures. Last but not least, try to experience different study spaces across campus. Getting stuck in the same place for a long time will decrease the environment’s excitement, which leads to getting bored quickly. Well, it will eventually be highly likely to make us less productive and focused on working. Since the University of Warwick offers many study spaces available for undergraduate and postgraduate students, why not try all of them? It is worth exploring, and you will soon find your best spot to study.
There are some lovely study spaces available for Undergraduate students. Each department provides study spaces for the students. However, there are many other study spaces for all students, such as a library with 550 slots and equipped with many computers, including quiet areas on the upper floors. Also, there is Learning Grid Rootes, located close to Rootes groceries and some cafes, such as Bar fusion and the Bread oven. It is also situated near Piazza, one of the famous spots at Warwick. The other is Oculus. It has sofas and tables on the first floor, facilitated with plenty of plug sockets for charging devices.
The University of Warwick also provides study spaces specific for postgraduate students. Some of them are PG Hub located in Junction building (Old Sports Hub), and Wolfson Research Exchange in Library, which has a kitchen for tea and coffee. Also, close to Rootes grocery, The Graduate is where you can relax, socialize, and study. If you like walking, it is worth visiting Learning Grids at University House. It is an excellent place, quiet and close to Canon Park to make it easy to get some food or drink. Remember to check the availability of spaces online and book in advance to keep the space.