Archive for May, 2017

We know that this time of year can be a period of very long hours, little sleep, bursts of anxiety and stress fits but we know that you will do well. Just follow a few tips to sail through this stage and be able to relax and enjoy the weather very soon:

  • Give yourself enough time to study
  • Organise yourself and your study place
  • Use flowcharts, diagrams and mind maps
  • Revise old exams and practice
  • Organise study groups and explain your answers to mock exams
  • Take regular breaks,  go out and exercise a little
  • Feed your brain with healthy and nutritious food
  • Take plenty of water
  • Plan your exam day and don’t forget to breath, keep calm and carefully read your questions so that you can organise and structure your answers.

If you would like to know more about how to make the best of your revising and study skills, have a look at our catalogue. You will be amazed at how many books we have on the subject of revision, memory skills and exam techniques. Good luck and let us know how you get on.


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In March we introduced a ban on all Food and Drink in the Reading Room.

Your choice of mouseWe have now relaxed the ban on drinks. You can now bring in drinks to the Reading Room, but only ones with lids.

The ban on all types of food is still fully in effect as we continue to have an issue with mice. Pest Control have advised us, once again, that it is only when all sources of food have been removed that the mice issue will be successfully resolved.

We greatly appreciate the co-operation of everyone who makes use of the Reading Room in complying with this ban, and not attempting to sneak in any food, no matter how small, which will prolong the current pest problem.

Thank you.

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Every year in May the Stroke Association campaigns to raise awareness of stroke and all those affected by it. By supporting #MakeMayPurple you can help #Changethestory of stroke survivors and help raise money for more research that will save lives.

We are also helping promote awareness amongst users with a series of displays in our reading room giving information from the history of stroke to the symptoms, effects, rehabilitation and prevention. However, if you can’t make it to the library it’s not a problem, we have a selection of printed books, audiovisuals and e-books on the subject that you can access from our online catalogue anytime anywhere.

Stroke can happen at any age and it’s more common than you think. So, let’s make May Purple for Stroke!




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