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9 Jan 2018

Support for your exam preparations

With exams approaching for many of you, here’s a reminder of the services and support available to you.

Study spaces

The Library is open 24/7 from now until the end of January.

The Library can get very busy in the run up to and during exams but there are other spaces available across campus where you can 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 that are open to everyone. Have a look online to find the ones nearest to you. 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 School Computer Labs for a list.

As part of LSU Exec’s ‘Keep Calm’ Campaign, Cognitos in the Students’ Union building will be available as a revision room for group work and individual learning. It will be open every day from 9am to 9pm between 8th and 28th January. You can also work in the Piazza.

The Piazza Café and Union Shop will be open as usual for you to get something to eat and drink. There will be special deals available throughout the exam period.

IT software and support

IT Services make a range of software available for you to download free of charge, including the latest version of Microsoft Office. For a full list of everything available, and details of how to download it, go to the Software section on the IT Services website.

The IT Toolkit provides an overview of the key services you’re likely to need for your studies.

IT Services can also help if you have problems with your laptop or desktop. Contact the Service Desk or visit the PC Clinic in the Library.

Mathematics and English language support

The University’s two Mathematics Learning Support Centres are open to all Loughborough students. They offer study space, one-to-one support with mathematics, and a statistics advisory service.

The English Language Support Service offers classes, workshops and online support if you want to develop or refresh their English language skills.

Personal support

There is a range of services available at the University that can help if you feel you’d benefit from some additional support during the exam period.

Student Services offer counselling and support with mental health, disability and specific learning differences. And self-help information on a range of topics, including revision and exam skills and managing anxiety, is available.

The Students’ Union will be offering you tips and advice to support you through the exam period as part of the ‘Keep Calm’ campaign running from 15 to 19 January.