One of the best ways to absorb loads of information when studying is to take regular and rejuvenating breaks away from your study …and often! Making the most of taking a good break from study will help you be more productive when you do study.
That’s why starting from Monday 3rd June, the Library will release two new cards across our Library spaces:
Taking a break? Simply grab a card, write on the card what time you left for your break & pop it on top of your stuff so everyone knows you’ll be back within half an hour.
stuff unattended for a long time, without a note saying when you’ll return? Remember the Library is a shared space and
this can be frustrating for other students looking for a place to study.
staff might place a ‘Hey!’ card on your belongings, letting other students know
they can carefully move your stuff to the side and use the desk. Next time you
take a break, make sure you leave a BRB card.
it is Library policy that if you find a desk unattended for a long period of
time with someone else’s belongings – you can carefully push their stuff aside
to use the desk (regardless if there is a Hey! card on their stuff or not)
Above all, the Library is here to support you and our students (you!) are our top priority. Unfortunately, sometimes people can be pretty awful and take things that aren’t theirs. So pleasealways remember to keep your valuable belongings with you at all times.
Feel like you have
more to learn that brain capacity? Panicking over impending deadlines? Pressure
and stress to pass & do well?
Exam time is tough, and at the Library, the hub of group assignments, 3am cramming & intense studying, we know all about it! So, together with the STAR team (Student Transition and Retention), we are here to help!
Here are some ways you can destress and study effectively
for exams this semester:
What better way to unwind than a soft, furry cuddle from one of our four-legged friends? Therapy dogs will be visiting Fisher, SciTech and The Quarter Libraries during our Exam Ready program so you can take a break and get your dose of puppy love. Visit our Facebook page for details.
Yoga and Meditation
Reduce your stress by taking some time out for you this exam period. Our free yoga and meditation sessions are designed to refresh your body and mind between study sessions, so you can stress less & focus more. Free fruit is also provided at the end of each session. Visit the Exam Ready page for more details.
Focus & Study
If you find it challenging to power through distractions and get things done, our Focus & Study sessions are for you. Using the Pomodoro technique, these sessions are all about short bursts of intense productivity. Come along with your study notes and walk away feeling accomplished. Visit the Exam Ready page for more details.
Sleep = the secret power to retaining information. Drop by our Nap zones in Fisher and Health Sciences Libraries for a power nap to rejuvenate and up your productivity. Visit the Exam Ready page for more details.
Craft at ThinkSpace
Get creative, messy and give your brain a break with some craft at ThinkSpace. Drop by and get creative those creative skills in action- a zen way to clear a cluttered mind. Visit the Exam Ready page for more details.
The Library and the STAR team (Student Transition and Retention) have lots more activities happening this semester to help you get through exams. Visit the Library website for more information and for the full program.