Your library guide to surviving and thriving at university

Social Study 2Congratulations to everyone who has made the grade or seized the initiative and made their way in through clearing!  Starting at university can be daunting but there are a few things to bear in mind that will help you get off to the best possible start.

The University website lists some important things to do before you arrive but here you can find some top tips on surviving and thriving after you arrive.

Tip #1: Drink plenty

Drinking plenty… of water.  It aids concentration and makes you feel better, sleep better, exercise better – there really is nothing drinking more water does not help. There are three water fountains in the Library – watch for the signs near both sets of toilets on the ground floor, front and back, and in Area 2B on the second floor.

You can bring cold food and any non-alcoholic drink (in a lidded container!) into the Library, drink anywhere  and eat anywhere except the Individual Silent Study zones, so why not pack yourself a healthy lunch and save some money?  Snacks and drinks are also available from the reasonably priced Library Coffee Shop, or ifyou fancy a change of scene, there are catering venues across campus, the closest being Café Coco, next door to the Students’ Union.

Assistant Librarian (Promotions) at the University Library. An enthusiastic advocate of libraries, diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice for all, inside and outside the workplace.

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