Studying on campus is something that needs to be tailored to the individual to ensure efficient studying. Some prefer open and more talkative/relaxed environments whilst others prefer a more compact and quiet space. Below are my personal favourites as someone who prefers calm and quiet spaces that are not so well known.
Centre Building – 6th Floor
Boasting a terrace and even showers, this floor, also used for departmental purposes, is a space both high up with enough natural light coming in and a laid back space making you feel immediately at ease. On most days, it is rather empty and this aspect can alleviate the stress of having to find a comfortable place to study especially in exam season.
Old Building-Basement Computer lab
Located in the basement, and a bit of a maze to get to, this “secret” location equipped with Apple computers and charging ports is a gold mine for those who prefer a more cosy feel. Its “secret” location makes it a place that is partially occupied and its distance from ground level ensures a quiet atmosphere whilst you study.
St. Clements building – Basement
This building remains underrated with the spaces it has to offer. The basement has several rooms and large spaces with computers lined up in a sort of office style. It often remains spacious and empty during the day, a treat for those who like to study quietly and undistractedly.
Centre Building – 1st and 2nd floors
Semi-quiet and located close to classrooms, toilets, water fountains, cafés and much more, this area is perfect for evening study where there is still chatter here and there, and its good lighting ensures you remain alert.
Marshall Building – 1st floor
For those who prefer collaborative study or being surrounded by a bit of background noise, these spaces are perfect with pods emulating a café sort of feel as well as individual seating letting you observe the building from above. The incredible architecture also makes for an awe-inspiring experience whilst you study.