As we move into May, the promise of summer seems just around the corner and the end of the academic year is almost in sight. Before then, for many people the next few weeks will be among the most challenging of the year as we move into the examination and assessment period. In the Library we see just how hard our students work and often late into the evenings. To help you we will be promoting the quiet study areas in the Library and emphasising the importance of respecting each other during what can be a stressful period.
The Library team has also created a ‘Managing Exam Stress Library List’. You will find further information about this on Level 2 (opposite the Library Lift).
Whether your ‘go to’ study place is in the Library, your bedroom, the kitchen table or a café it is also really important that you take regular breaks.
Here are five key benefits of taking a break.
1. Enhances memory and focus
2. Raises energy levels
3. Reduces stress
4. Improves health
5. Boosts you performance and promotes creativity
During May you might find one of our ‘Take a Break’ envelopes on your study desk in the Library. These contain a few bits and bobs to remind you to take a break including a free sachet of tea or coffee and some great ideas to help you.
If you are lucky enough to pick up one of the Library ‘Take a Break‘ packs, then please spread the word by posting a photo on Instagram @unibathlib
Go on! Take Five and Give Yourself a Star
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