Exam survival 2017

There’s lots of help from the Library and University to help you survive your exams:

  • we’re open 24/7 so you can revise whenever suits you best. Remember you need your Campus Card 24/7 at Sheila Silver Library and from 19:00-08:30 at Headingley if you’re studying overnight. And don’t forget to take it with you if you leave the Library for a break so that you can get back in!
  • we have silent study areas to help you concentrate and there are extra spaces booked across the University for you to use if the Libraries are busy
  • you can use the IT Labs if there isn’t a class on or borrow a self-service laptop to access your notes
  • there are some past exam papers available on MyBeckett. Click on the Modules tab and select “Exam papers online”
  • we’ve lots of books on exam techniques – take a look at our displays in both Libraries – or you can have a look at our Pinterest Guide to Study Skills and our Key Resources Page
  • you can request a tutorial or attend a workshop to help you prepare and there are also resources on exam preparation and revision and time management on the Skills for Learning website.

But please:

  • find out where your exam is (and at what time!) before the day so that you know where you’re going – timetables are on the Student Hub pages plus advice on what to do if you are ill and what you need with you for the exam
  • make sure you take regular breaks – water coolers in each Library can help you keep hydrated
  • look after your wellbeing – see our Pinterest Board for ideas, or listen to our relaxing music playlist. There’s also a motivational list for you to listen to, depending on your mood!
  • remember that everyone needs to share our study spaces fairly so please don’t chat when others are working in silence; use the PCs just for social networking or “save” study spaces by leaving your belongings on them.2015-04-14 14.01.48

Good luck! And remember to Contact Us if you need any help.

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Are you ready for your exams?

Exams start this week (boo!) but there is still lots of help available from the Library:exam Capture

  • because we’re open 24/7 you can revise at whatever time of day suits you best
  • if you need silence to revise in we can help with that too – there are silent study areas in each Library
  • if you need a PC to access your notes remember you can use the IT Labs if there isn’t a class in progress or borrow one of the self-service laptops
  • there are some past exam papers are available on MyBeckett. Click on the Modules tab and select “Exam papers online”
  • we have lots of books on exam techniques or you can have a look at our Pinterest Guide to Study Skills
  • you can request a tutorial to help you revise and prepare for exams and there are also resources on exam preparation and revision and time management on the Skills for Learning website

But please:

  • find out where your exam takes place (and what time!) before the day so that you know where you are going – there is information on the Student Hub pages plus advice on what to do if you are ill and what you need with you for the exam
  • make sure you take regular breaks – water coolers in each Library can help you keep hydrated.
  • look after your wellbeing – see our Pinterest Board for ideas or listen to our relaxing music playlist plus a motivational list too for you to listen to depending on your mood!
  • don’t chat when others are working in silence
  • don’t use the PCs for social networking when others need to work
  • and don’t “save” study spaces by leaving your belongings on them2015-04-14 14.01.48

Good luck! And remember to Contact Us if you need any help

I need some quiet around here!

Everyone is different in how they like to study and so the Library provides a range of study environments to meet your needs.141201_library-city_DSC_6700

The main Library areas are for students to work in groups, as we know many of your assignments ask you do this. We do also have separate Silent Study areas which become increasingly popular as we get to the end of the academic year and exams and finals.

These can be found in

  • Sheila Silver Library: room 105 and the second and third floor silent study areas
  • Headingley Library: two silent study rooms on the first floor (overlooking the Acre)
  • Food and drink are not allowed in Silent Study.  Please switch off your mobile phones.

Library staff and Security patrol these areas, especially during exam revision time and you’ll be asked to move if you are talking or your behaviour disturbs other students.  You can also contact Library staff if you have any concerns – you can come to the Help and Information Points; tweet us (@beckettlibrary) or send us an email or chat.