To ease the hard work of revision it’s important to find a place that is comfortable for you to work in, and on campus there are many different places where you can do this! Here’s the lowdown on some of the study places on campus!
First years are so lucky because we already have our own space to work in on campus, close to the library and all the other facilities! It’s great to be able to have the kitchen so close to make a snack or a cup of tea, as well as having all your books and notes in one place. However, this environment can be distracting for some people, especially as there are often other flatmates around, and although it’s nice to be able to have a quick catch up in a break, it’s easy to lose an afternoon having a good chat!
The library is the obvious choice when revising; think hard working atmosphere, books, e-resources, group as well as silent study areas and coffee all in one place! Yet in Term 3, as the panic of exams set in, the library gets horrifically busy, and you have to be there quite early to bag a space!
If the library is too busy, why not head to University House? This is situated close to Westwood, and houses a learning grid similar to what’s in the library. There’s tables and computers to do work, and also a lovely café for when a revision break is required! Also, Uni House is open for 24 hours all year round, unlike the library which is only open all the time during Term 3.
Rootes Learning Grid
Similar to Uni House, there is also a learning grid situated in the Rootes building, right on main campus next to the Student’s Union. Once again, there are group and individual study areas, and spaces that can be booked in advance.
There are also a few more relaxed places on campus where you can study, for example the Arts centre café, Curiositea or Costa. Whilst not as formal as the library or the learning grids, it’s nice to be able to get a coffee and snack when revising hard!
For physics and maths there are dedicated Undergraduate workrooms in the department that students can go and use. There are similar facilities in other departments, and they are normally quite focussed learning environments.
Hopefully there’s a place above that appeals to you when you are revising, whatever your preferred learning style! If you want more information on some of the study spaces outlined above, follow this link.