With the current restrictions on academic institutions in the UK, it can feel like students are being told more about what they can’t do, than what they can do. With the recent changes to the library and other study spaces around campus, you may be asking yourself how you can work effectively in these new circumstances, whether you’re at university or at home. Here’s a few ways to find practical solutions to study issues you may be facing, and a helpful guide to using the library services even if you cannot access the main library space at the moment.Continue reading “Lockdown Library: Some ‘can-do’ solutions to things students can’t do”
We are back, baby! Well, not quite. At least not quite in the way we would prefer. It would be much better to be able to walk you through our library and welcome all of you in a warm embrace, but that is not possible right now. We need to be flexible, and not all of us can stay indoors studying away together at the library like we did before, but here are some options for study spaces on campus you can safely hang out at. Check it out!Continue reading “Library Study spaces on campus”
In these unprecedented times under this pandemic, with a lockdown that will only be eased gradually in the UK, it is understandable that some may be concerned about how to start or how to continue their dissertation projects. Here are some tips and suggestions to encourage you to keep going!
The uses we make of the Library catalogue and other online resources have changed dramatically during the Covid19 crisis. One new addition to our catalogue that certainly qualifies for consideration in this category of alternative usage is Drama Online.
To get a head start with spring term, up his research game and learn more about Library resources, Kirby (the Library’s Study Happy penguin) has been exploring the Library’s collection of free online courses. Read his story (told by Emma Brown – Academic Support)
Have you had enough of zombies or nurses costumes and scary movies? Already read Dracula and Frankenstein? Halloween is here so we thought we’d give you a different way to celebrate by sharing our best Library picks to help you face your fears… By Oriane Boulay
The Library can be a confusing place, and it can sometimes feel like everyone except you knows what they’re doing. That’s why we’ve been running our ‘Just Ask’ pop up events, where we answer your burning Library questions and add them to our display board. Whether you’re new to Warwick or have been here for years, there is no such thing as a silly question, so Just Ask us: we’ve answered a few of the questions here… By Liz Kennedy
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
How can you make sure that the Library has all the books you need for your essay, project or thesis? This post explains how students helped to shape our Library collections by participating in our “More Books – Your Books” scheme 2018 (More Books 2018), and how you too can get involved this time around to ensure the Library has all the books you need for essays, projects or theses… By Karen Jackson
I’ve not had an advent calendar for several years now, mostly because my metabolism can’t cope with starting each morning in December with chocolate. That said, I’m not a Christmas Grinch; I enjoy the steady build-up to Christmas Day, and all the creative ways people count down the days, and Warwick Library joined in again this year with their advent calendar on social media!… By Dr David Richardson