6 Places To Get Your Head Down During Exams

Sofia Tysonon 22 May 2018
6 Places To Get Your Head Down During Exams

Exams and deadlines are chaotic enough without not having somewhere to go to prepare for them. That’s why we have compiled a list of top revision spots you can find near you...

Your Uni Library

It will be either be your best friend or your worst enemy, and by now you’ll know which one it is. If you work better in gruelling silence then it can be your best pal. Perhaps it’s the place if your deadline’s tomorrow and you only just realised that your compulsory reading means ACTUAL books. But whether your uni has 1 or 12 - they’re always crammed. Finding a seat is like competing in the hunger games - not to mention the no food rule that means we face the same risk of starvation.

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Cafes

You certainly won’t starve here and there’s so many around that finding one to bury yourself in isn’t all that hard. Plus, most have free wi-fi, so no excuses. Whether you prefer the mainstream ones or fancy yourself to be a bit edgy there’s certainly no shortage wherever you are. Their opening hours are pretty convenient too - so as long as you can stomach the smell of strong coffee, you’ll be there all day. After all, that’s what we need isn’t it? A coffee or 7?

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Top Tip : If you’re a big fan and decide to become a regular look out for loyalty cards and discounts. The only thing better than coffee? Free coffee!

Bookshops (Waterstones)

Bookshops aren’t JUST for buying books. They can be a fab alternative to the library too. Many such as Waterstones now have study zones and they want nothing in return for you to use them. How cute is that? They’re usually pretty empty too. The trick? Nobody really knows they exist. If you’re looking to get your head down without feeling like you’re overstaying your welcome then bookshops are ideal! Besides, being surrounded by all those books must make you more intelligent. Right?

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Empty Rooms

It seems ridiculously simple - but hear us out. There are so many spare rooms around campus that people actually prefer you to use them. After all, that is what they’re here for. It can be as easy as asking at a student desk or patrolling the hall to find one.

Plot twist : they don’t even have to be on campus! I know what you’re thinking - wait what? But if you’ve gone to a city university you’re in luck. Many cities have public buildings where they hold exhibitions, meetings and other cool, mysterious stuff we don’t see. London unis will have the Barbican Centre, for example. Whether it’s to be alone or work as a study group, you’ll find an empty room online within minutes.

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Your bedroom

It’s a controversial one. Deciding between going out to revise and staying in is a chore in itself.

Some people can stay in their room AND do work, believe it or not. This one’s a battle between what you want to do and what you should do and let’s be real, we want to stay in bed. Never were truer words spoken. Unfortunately, science might suggest that you can’t be both a duvet taco and revise at the same time - the bed will always win. Unfair, we know. We’ve all been there. But it’s good to get out!

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If lack of motivation to get dressed is the issue - just go in your pyjamas. If you ask me, it would make the world a better place.

Literally anywhere on campus

Whether it’s a chilled out zone, the main foyer, a cute bar or even the canteen - there will be somewhere to work. Maybe try working in a few different places to see where's best for you, and don't be afraid to change it up - staring at the same wall every day can be pretty soul destroying, so why not stare at a load of different walls?

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Wishing you all the best of luck - you'll smash it!

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Sofia Tysonon 22 May 2018