Exams – how the library can help you

It’s exam time at Birmingham City University and we’re here to help!

In case you missed it – we’re running Mindfulness and Coping With Anxiety sessions on 16th May.

How else can we help you?

1. Study space

Check out our #studyhappybcu campaign, where we explore all of the different spaces you can study on campus.

2. Study when it suits you

We’re open 24/7 at Curzon Library, and have extended opening hours at our other libraries too. Check out all of our opening hours here.

3. We’re online 24/7

With literally millions of electronic resources available to you 24/7, you can study whenever, wherever! Start your search in Summon, our easy-to-use search engine.

4. And also…

We’ve got an online Library Help service that’s available 24/7 too. Search for answers to frequently asked questions, email us, or chat to us live.

5. Check out our study skills resources

Looking for books on exam techniques? Look no further!

 

^Laura

Take the stress out of studying

It’s exam time, but there’s no need to stress!

To help you unwind, we’re running a couple of workshops:

Coping with Anxiety

Thursday 19 May 2016  12pm – 1pm  Curzon 515

Mindfulness

Thursday 19 May 2016  1pm – 2pm  Curzon 515

Email Janet Fox to book your place.

Please note there are only 10 places available for the Mindfulness workshop. These will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

You can also do some colouring at Curzon Library to help you relax.

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Our tips to help you study:

  • Take regular breaks – give your eyes and mind a rest for 10 minutes each hour.
  • Exercise – take a walk around campus, or even just around the library!
  • Keep hydrated – drinking water is available at some of our Libraries, with cafés or coffee pods not far from any of our locations.
  • Keep your brain active during revision periods by ensuring you get enough sleep, and avoid stimulants such as caffeine and alcohol. If you have a tendency to spend your free time worrying about exams, make sure you use this time to remain active and social to keep your mind off it – stay as stress-free as possible!

^Laura