The Library offers many different study environments to suit you in whatever way you would like to study today.  Take this very brief quiz to help you find the best place in the library for what you want to do …

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3rd Space is a study space set apart from the main library on the first floor of the Students’ Union building.  This cathedral stands as a monument to chilled out study, group work and mind-broadening discussions.  The quirky indoor beach …

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The Individual Silent Study zone forms part of the second (top) floor of the library.  Its entrances are marked by purple pull-up banners.  In this zone, talking is not allowed, electronic devices have to be switched to silent mode, and …

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Have you thought about the ‘new (academic) year – new you’ yet? I was reading the Metro paper the other day and an article by Susan Griffin on productivity caught my eye. Here is the resolutions list she devised: Start …

We come up with New Year’s resolutions, why not for the new academic year, too? Read more »

We hoped we could re-open the Postgraduate Study Suite today. Instead, we discovered an interruption to the rooms’ heater water supply that needs to be fixed before they can be re-opened.  The |builders have come back in today but current …

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The Postgraduate Study Suite in the Library is undergoing refurbishment this August.  This will take place in two phases: Phase 1 (Friday 9 – Sunday 11 August) The computers will be removed from the Postgraduate Study Suite but postgraduate students …

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Postgraduate study is a totally different animal. What do I mean by this? First of all, you are more mature and experienced than when you started your undergraduate studies. You should be more focussed as well. Which direction do you …

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How did your academic year go? Do you normally judge your success and contentment by the marks you get? Have you ever thought that you could learn from your mistakes as well as your successes? Reflection Reflection is mighty important …

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Around Easter time, it is final hand in for a lot of you, from essays to end-of-year reports or dissertations. Now you have done the hard work researching your topic and formulating your arguments, how do you make sure you …

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