Top Library Tips from your Library Student Associates

As librarians, we spend a lot of time (particularly in week 1!) telling you things we feel you need to know about the Library. So here instead we have asked this year’s lovely Library Associates what they think you should know. Here are their Top 5 Tips, with some very valuable advice… by Kate Courage Tip […]

Get Familiar: Learning Grid Leamington

The Learning Grid in Leamington Spa (or ‘Leamgrid’ as it is affectionately known) might be the University’s best kept secret. As it’s tucked away in the Town Hall, that intimidating building on the Parade behind the statue of Queen Victoria, you might have walked right past it. But never fear, intrepid explorer – I’m here […]

Textbooks: try before you buy

Remember when Harry Potter got his letter from Hogwarts? And attached was a list of all the books he needed to buy? Remember wanting that exact list, rushing out to Flourish and Blotts and buying each and every one of them? The only bit J.K. Rowling didn’t mention was that he probably didn’t need half […]

6 things that could go wrong in your exam

You burst into the exam room late, out of breath, turn over the exam paper “Discuss the importance of dual identity in Shakespeare’s…” what? But you study Economics. And why is everyone pointing and laughing? Why aren’t you wearing trousers? How do you spell your name again? Who started that tiny fire?  And why has […]

24-hour Library: Researching Into the Night

As a PhD student, you have probably left behind the long nights of essay writing and pre-exam revision, but there will still be days with fewer hours than you need. Good news is that with 24/7 Library, Research Exchange will be up and running too. Here’s how to use it and make progress in your […]

Brighten up your Library life: 5 tips for happy breaks

With grey clouds outside, it may look like we’ve seen the last of the British Summer this term but there are plenty of other ways to brighten up your Library life… So you’re in your serious revision mode, getting to grip with your dissertation research data or knee-deep in another thesis chapter rewrite. Can’t quite […]

4 Thoughts that you’ve had after an exam

‘What question 8?’ ‘That was so easy! Why did everyone else find it hard?’ ‘I miss the Library.’ ‘What do I do with my life now?’ ‘I can breathe again!’ ‘I failed. My whole life is over.’ We’ve all experienced some of these thoughts catapulting around our head as we leave an exam room. Let’s […]

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