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!



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


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!