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Learning and Study


Organising your study spaces


Working places: away

In the library

Decide where you might work best. There may be areas for group study, silent study and more private areas.

Think about where in the room you need to sit. Some people need to work by a window. Others prefer reading lamps and a desk away from distractions and some need to take a laptop and work from a different space entirely.

Think carefully about how you can make the best use of the space you have in the library. Decide what you are going to do and in what order, and have only what you need on the desk.


Sometimes neither home nor the university library are accessible or feel like the right place to get work done. There are other spaces you can try, like coffee shops or a public library. It is important to work out what you will need to take with you, what you can reasonably expect to be there, and what you want to get out of your study time.