The ground, first and part of the second floor, outside of the Individual Silent Study zone marked by its purple pull-up banners, is given over to social learning. You can study here on your own or with friends. You can talk, eat, drink (just please no alcohol consumption), and work on things together.
In these areas, you can expect an energising buzz of background chatter but it is important for everyone’s ability to concentrate that this should not get too loud. Please try to talk quietly because, with so many people clustered together, noise levels can easily rise as everyone tries to make themselves heard until no-one can hear themselves think!
If you need to make more noise or have a heated discussion, consider dropping into one of the meeting pods on the ground floor or a group study room,which you can just drop in and use or book up to two weeks in advance.