Exploring the heart of campus: An insider’s look on study spaces at Warwick!

He is black, elegant and curious. Sometimes he has a question mark in his tail which demonstrates his eternal quest for knowledge. You can easily spot him roaming among the scholars at Warwick University campus wearing his high-visibility jacket. His daily adventures begin at the heart of our campus, between the Economics department where his secret food stash is hidden and the Library where every aspiring academic and devoted student spends most of their academic lives. His name is Rolf, a good spirit of Warwick’s Community. In this post, we will reveal all study spaces in the Warwick Library, including those our feline fellow likes to explore…By Kayvon Taee

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Exam season is back: How to stay happy while studying

Exam period is a stressful time for any student regardless of their subject. However, the University of Warwick has a great support system which enables students to take a break from studying and focus on their inner selves. Here are some of the workshops organised by the Library which aim to help students cope with stress and anxiety. This blog post also lists some self-help books which students can use after taking part in the workshops… By Miruna Mihaila

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4 Ways to Make the Most of your Study Break

Just like a light bulb needs to recharge itself, so do you. Taking regular breaks is an essential part of your studying. This is especially important during Term 3 amidst exams and deadlines. Various studies have shown that study breaks aid your concentration, productivity and overall retention of knowledge. So, make sure you choose the right activity…By Ciara Brodi

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Welcoming Rolf back onto campus – our own ‘Campus Cat’

Worshipped as gods by the Ancient Egyptians, protected by law and mummified after their death. No, this is not about pharaohs. It’s about our furry companions. While there were many other feline goddesses in ancient Egypt, Bast was the only one represented as a domestic cat. She had many roles, including being the goddess of protection. No wonder that one of her “manifestations” – Rolf – has been patiently and persistently patrolling Warwick’s campus, protecting our community and making sure that everything is in perfect feline order. After his accident in early February, he fully recovered and Warwick decided to welcome our superstar back, as he truly deserves.

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How our pawsome companions can help us nurture our inner child

An English author and the Winnie the Pooh’s creator Alan Alexander Milne said: “Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem.” So, what it is that we could learn from them if we observed and listened more carefully? And how one curious cat – our campus buddy Rolf – captured the heart of entire Warwick’s community and brought so much joy in an often stressful academic environment?…By Blanka Matkovic

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Conversations in the Bathroom: On Finding Your Inner Strength

Whether you’re stressing about revision and your exams or struggling to get your dissertation on the right track, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and forget to care of the most important person – yourself! Today we’re sharing a beautiful poem by our blogger, Jenny Mak, to remind you how strong you are, and that it’s fine to pause, and take a breath… By Ana Kedves  

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