Don’t Panic! Exam Support on Campus

The Library may seem like hub of all exam activity on campus, but there are a variety of other study facilities and support hubs student can fall back on during the exam period. To that effect, the University have created a simple one-stop shop web site detailing all the study support and learning facilities available right now on campus, ranging from study spaces and computer labs to personal support should things start to get on top of you.

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/students/exam-support/

Further Support During the Exam Period

banner-lboroThe University have compiled a helpful web page detailing all the resources available to students during the January exam period, covering the availability of study spaces and computer labs across campus (no, the Library isn’t the only place to study!) along with details and links to the many and various other means of academic and personal support you can receive from the University at this busy and stressful time.

Be sure to bookmark it for further reference – it’s available here:

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/students/exam-support/

Feeling Stressed? Get Aware!

Today is National Stress Awareness Day, and while term only started just over a month ago, it’s never too early for this particular bug to strike – even at the best of times!

Fortunately the University is well equipped to help students deal with the strains of a busy academic life. The University Counselling Service offers a broad range of services ranging from one-to-one meetings with their helpful staff of fully trained counsellors, to online self-help resources and workshops tackling a variety of issues and topics including homesickness and meditation.

We try to do our bit in the Library too! We’ve prepared our own advice sheet offering helpful tips on how to minimise stress, and one of our Academic Practice modules, ‘Getting Organised’ is tailored towards helping you avoid stress by improving your study style.

And just as the old saying used to go “if you want to know the time, ask a policeman”, in the Library, if you’re getting stressed about finding information for your coursework, don’t panic – “ask an Academic Librarian!” They’re all specialists in the knowledge areas for your particular Schools, are very friendly and just love being asked questions!

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Grammar and Punctuation Workshop for native English speakers on Wed 25th May

The Student Support Centre is running  a Grammar and Punctuation Workshop for native-English speaking students on Wednesday 25th May, between  1.30- 4.30pm  in Room K108  in the Herbert Manzoni building.

This practical workshop is free and specifically aimed at native English-speaking students at Loughborough who wish to refresh their grammar and punctuation skills for academic writing purposes. Up to 20 participants can be accommodated for the workshop, so please register early.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to identify and avoid common grammatical and punctuation errors.

To register for this workshop, please contact Nola Dennis ( N.J.Dennis3@lboro.ac.uk ) at the Student Support Centre.