13 Jan 2015
Support available for your exams
With exams now underway, here’s a reminder of the services and support available for you.
The Library is now open 24/7 throughout the exam period. We’ve extended the 24 hour opening period in response to your requests.
The Library can get very busy in the run up to and during exams, so we’ve made plenty of other space available across campus for you to revise and study. There’s an online map and a list of where these spaces are.
If you need computer facilities, there are a number of PC labs across campus which are open to everyone. Have a look online to find your nearest ones. The IT Services website provides real-time information on whether there are computers currently available. Your School will also have computers that you will be able to use – go to Lab Contacts for a list.
Until Sunday 25 January, as part of LSU Exec’s ‘Keep Calm’ Campaign, there will be additional seating and revision space in LSU for group work and individual learning. There will also be breakout spaces for revision breaks and food and drinks offers from the catering facilities. Piazza and Cognito will be open as normal from 8am-11pm Monday to Thursday and 9am-9pm Friday to Sunday. Additional seating will be available from 11am-11pm Monday to Thursday and 11am-9pm Friday to Sunday.
Specialist IT software and PC clinics
IT Services make a wide range of software available for you to download free of charge, including Office 2013 for Windows and Office 2011 for Mac. Other specialist packages are available at discounted prices. For a full list of everything available, and details of how to download it, go to the IT Services website.
And IT Services can also help through the PC Clinic in Library if you have problems with your laptop or desktop.
Mathematics Learning Support Centres
The University’s two Mathematics Learning Support Centres are open to all Loughborough students. They offer study space with books and computers available, and one-to-one drop-in support with mathematics and statistics.
There are lots of people on hand at the University who can help if you feel you need some guidance throughout the exams. The Student Services section offers a range of support, including a counselling service and dyslexia support.
The Students’ Union will also be offering you tips and advice to support you through the exam period, as part of the ‘Keep Calm’ campaign running week commencing 12 January.
Check out the exam support website for more information, including how to avoid falling foul of academic misconduct.