Faulty PCs? Messy washrooms? Empty vending machines?

Pilkington library after refurbishment

We know that revising is stressful enough without having to cope with issues such as faulty PCs, empty vending machines or messy washrooms. If you notice any problem like these whilst in the Library please do let us know and we will advise our colleagues in IT Services, Campus Living and Facilities Management.

Alternatively, if you prefer to contact these services directly please get in touch via the options below:

Don’t forget:

  • For problems with your own computer, visit the IT Services PC Clinic in the Library
  • Check out the faster-booting Short Stay PCs located on each floor for those times when you need to do something quickly
  • Find out if there’s a free computer in the building via the PC availability page: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/it/labs/labs-availability/

Together we can help make the whole exam experience a little easier!

Helping you get through the exam season

We know that revising is stressful enough without having to cope with issues such as faulty PCs, empty vending machines or messy washrooms.
If you notice any problem like these whilst in the Library please do let us know and we will advise our colleagues in IT Services, Campus Living and Facilities Management. Alternatively, if you prefer to contact these services directly please get in touch via the options below:

Don’t forget:

Together we can help make the whole exam experience a little easier!

Surviving exams – new YouTube videos from the Library Ambassadors

You don’t need an eye test to tell you that the Library is busy at exam times! But never mind, help is at hand. Before Christmas the Library Ambassadors asked your views on how you coped with exams.  Following your comments they have created three videos promoting alternative study spaces, how to book rooms in the Library and Finding Information.  They are available on YouTube, so why not check them out and leave a comment. Leave that trip to the optician for another day!

Photo courtesy of  SOCIALisBETTER from Flickr reproduced under Creative Commons licence.

Handy hints for surviving exams

exam hints 

Do you need a place to study, some handy tips to survive exam time blues, or some last minute Know How help on revision, minimising stress or time management? Well, the Library has created a web page to help you survive the exam  period. Take a break and take a look – in the words of a well known retailer “every little helps.”

The Library has also set up a display in Open 3 where you can leave your revision and exam skills hints and tips – so why not share your survival tips? Here’s just a few to get you going:

“Keep sipping water during the exam – it keeps your memory working!!”

and staying on the healthy mind, healthy body theme, “Eat fruit and pasta!”

“Make mind maps”

This one is either a personal message or the scribe has been watching Star Wars … “Keep going Luke”

“Sleep is important”

and one from the heart “Stay positive”

Student feedback about exam period study

The Library Ambassadors were out and about recently in EHB and elsewhere asking students about their study preferences and concerns during the exam period. They also carried out a virtual survey via Facebook.

Based on the responses of 122 students, the survey learned that:

  1. over half of you prefered to study in the Library (as opposed to at home or other places on campus)
  2. most of you rely on your own lecture notes for revision (rather than using books, slides on Learn or past papers)
  3. nearly half of you cited time management as your number one problem during exam time (followed by stress)
  4. half of you were not aware of the Library’s Know How courses
  5. increasing the amount of study space across all areas of the Library is still your top priority

There’s still time to add your feedback; either in person to one of the Ambassadors or via the Facebook survey (see link above).

Be sure to watch out for the Ambassadors’ exam survival campaign… coming soon!