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Exams – You’ve got this

As Semester 2 exams begin today (1 June 2021), we wanted to wish you all the best of luck.

We’ve put together some useful reminders below, including information about the study spaces on the Loughborough campus, as well as the support services available to you.

Study spaces

If you’re looking for a quiet place to study or take an exam, the Library is now open 24/7 until Wednesday 23 June. There are 450 study spaces available across the four levels of the Library, 250 of which are bookable.

This includes booths on Level 4, study carrels on Levels 1 and 2, individual rooms on all four floors of the Library, as well as individual study desks in the silent study area on Levels 1 and 2.

To use a bookable study space, you will be required to make a reservation online using the University’s study space booking system. You can book a space online here.

In addition, there are a number of IT Labs located across campus which you can use. Have a look online to find your nearest ones. The IT Services website provides real-time information on whether there are computers currently available. 

Furthermore, the Students’ Union now has even more space available since their recent refurbishment. So, if you fancy being closer to the Union shop and Subway so you can quickly grab some revision snacks, this might be the place for you!

Wellbeing support

Many of you might be feeling stressed or anxious as exams approach, so be sure to check out our self-help resources if you feel you might need them.

You can also access support from the Student Services team, who offer counselling and specific support with mental healthdisability and specific learning differences.

Chaplains from the Centre for Faith and Spirituality are on hand to offer emotional and spiritual support too.

And finally, we have a number of online wellbeing services you can use for free and find out more about, including the LU Wellbeing app and Togetherall.

The Student Handbook

If you have specific questions about assessments and exams, then make sure to visit the Student Handbook. This has more detailed guidance about preparing for your exams, top tips for taking an exam, and what happens after you have completed your exams.

It also has further information about coursework and assessment related processes and policies, such as mitigating circumstances, academic appeals, and academic misconduct.