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Study Well this assessment period

5 May 2023

As the assessment period begins, the Library buildings are getting busier and you may be feeling the pressure. Throughout the Summer Term, we are here to enable you to study well:

  • The Philip Robinson Library is open 24/7 and the Walton Library and Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms are open until midnight
  • Library staff will be here to help you find available study spaces and manage them when it is busy
  • When you feel it is a little noisier than you expected you can contact our noise alert service and staff will investigate
  • Collaborative spaces are available in all of our libraries for the times when you prefer to talk through your work and the University study space app will help you identify other spaces available across campus
  • Support one another by taking your belongings with you when taking a longer study break and choose a space in the Library that suits the type of study environment you prefer
  • Remember you need to bring your smartcard to swipe to enter and exit the building easily

We know it can be a stressful time so make sure to take plenty of breaks. 

Be mindful of others

Be mindful of others when you’re studying in the Library. If you’re sitting in a silent area and need to talk, please move to an alternative space so you’re not disturbing others. We know our buildings can get really busy so if you’re leaving for longer than 30 minutes, take your belongings with you so someone else can use the space, or use a locker available at Philip Robinson Library and Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms. Help keep our building environment clean for others to use by removing your rubbish, and observe the eating and drinking policy on our floors so that other people aren’t distracted.

Look after yourself

Did you know that the Library has books to support your wellbeing which you can borrow or read online? Be well@NCL collections are available to browse in the Philip Robinson, Walton and Law Libraries, with e-book versions available online where possible. The collection covers topics such as stress, anxiety, sleep problems, depression, low self-esteem, panic, eating disorders, anger and many more. Recommended and endorsed by the University’s student wellbeing therapy team, these books introduce techniques such as cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness, as well as sharing personal stories and approaches to dealing with and managing difficult feelings and experiences.

So why not keep on top of your wellbeing by visiting the Library to browse the print titles or take a look at the Be well@NCL reading list online?

Our Study Well@NCL page offers advice and ideas to support your wellbeing for those times when you may want to take a break from your studies. Have a look at our online Study/Wellbeing Kit which includes helpful study tips and activities to help you relax when you're taking time out. 

If you’re feeling stressed and anxious, there are a variety of wellbeing and support links including Student WellbeingChaplaincy and Pastoral Care Team and NUSU Student Welfare for help and advice both online and in person.

Last updated 05/05/23 16:00