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2020 Welcome Guide

Your Study Spaces

Whether you like studying in a cafe, in the library or in a cosy corner, we have a study space to inspire you.

Students studying together in our fountains learning centre. The image is overlaid with white and blue graphic elements.

We know that having the right place to learn is important. It can motivate you, inspire you, or just help you to focus. We have study spots set up across campus so you can find the place that works for you.

Students' Union

Our Starbucks cafe in the Students' Union has comfy sofas and all your Starbucks' favourites to motivate you. 

Holgate building

In Holgate you will find a number of study pods. These include screens that connect to your laptops and they have space for you to spread out as you study. We have bookable pods too so you know you can get one when you need it. Due to current social distancing measures, you will not be able to work with others in the pods but as these measures are relaxed, these will be perfect spots to work on collaborative projects with your friends. 

The great outdoors

If fresh air helps you focus we have several green areas on campus. Take a seat in one of our award winning gardens and let nature inspire you. You will find benches across campus and sweeping lawns at the front of campus and outside our dining rooms. 

Our library 

The library is located in our Fountains Learning Centre. It's home to study spaces, books, printers and laptop loans.  It's the home of independent learning on campus. 

We've got your blended learning needs covered too. We have over 480,000 ebooks and 64,000 electronic journals, newspaper archives, online databases and more. You can get the resources you need from the comfort of your room. 

That said, we have been working hard to make sure you can use the library safely too.
When you arrive you will be able to:

  • Pre-book different study spaces in our Fountains Learning Centre
  • Browse our collections online
  • Order books that are not electronically available with our Click and Collect service.

If you are shielding, you can register for our postal loan service. This means you can order items that are not available electronically. 

We know the learning landscape looks different at the moment, but it's not forever. Once social distancing measures lift you will have access to more working spaces including group working areas, our silent floor, our student kitchen and more. 

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