Tag: Stress

Take a break

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Working hard to achieve academic and professional excellence can be tough at the best of times, but throw in a global pandemic too and, well, it’s safe to say most of us are feeling more challenged than ever before. That’s why we want to encourage you to #TakeABreak and think about the importance of self-care…Continue Reading Take a break

Return of 24/7 opening

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The Northampton Square and Cass libraries will open for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during City’s main exam and assessment period. Cass Learning Resource Centre: Monday 25th March – Friday 3rd May Northampton Square Library: Tuesday 23rd April – Friday 31st May Bookable study spaces will be available at both sites to…Continue Reading Return of 24/7 opening

Food, fitness, fiction and fun: four top tips for surviving the exam period

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We’re always impressed with the dedication displayed by City students, especially during the exam period when our libraries are full of focused individuals from morning until midnight. But we’re also keen to make sure you’re all taking of yourself, and of each other, during what can be a stressful time for many: having regular study…Continue Reading Food, fitness, fiction and fun: four top tips for surviving the exam period

Take a break

Image of puzzles and sudokus

It’s that time of the year again when exam revision and coursework deadlines leap to the top of your to-do list. It’s also that time of year when Library Services launches our #TakeABreak campaign. #TakeABreak is about highlighting how taking proper care of yourself can help you achieve better results. That might mean making sure you…Continue Reading Take a break

Take a break

You’re busy revising for your exams. You’re spending a lot of time in the library. And, now that we’re open 24/7 until Friday June 8th you’re able to spend even more time here if you want to. You’re working hard. You’re committed. You’re going to succeed. But it’s important to remember that your health and…Continue Reading Take a break

Late nights at Cass

From Monday 27th of March until Friday 5th of May the Cass Learning Resource Centre will be open 24/7 in anticipation of the round-the-clock revision and study you’re planning ahead of your exams and coursework deadlines. Library staff will be on hand during normal working hours before handing over to our Security colleagues who will keep an…Continue Reading Late nights at Cass

Colour Me Calm…

Adult colouring books have been some of the bestsellers in recent years… Is it anything to do with growing levels of exam stress?? At City University Library we wanted to join in the craze, and so have created our own colouring pages for you to escape into… As Nick Scott points out in Director magazine,…Continue Reading Colour Me Calm…

Library Staff Love #2: Purple James Bond style chairs

The name is Librarian, University Librarian. Yes, this month’s recommendation comes from Louise D. and highlights how the Northampton Square Library now offers all of our students and staff the chance to play out a fluffy-white-cat-spinning-chair fantasy… But why does Louise love the purple chairs? “I love these chairs, because… they were in use the…Continue Reading Library Staff Love #2: Purple James Bond style chairs