Revision Support Zone and Stephen Joseph Studio open up for Exam Extra

More support and space is now available as Exam Extra reaches its two week milestone.The campaign is the Library’s package of extra hours, extra space and extra support during the revision period. In addition to MLE’s sessions and the extra spaces created in Main Library’s Blue Ground and Red 3.1, the Library has this week opened up Stephen Joseph Studio and launched a new look Revision Support Zone on Blue Ground.

Revision Support Zone

Carlene Barton, ELearning Technologist, said, “We’re really pleased to be trying something new by evolving our previous Revision Stand into a zone this year. We’ve had feedback that students value a sense of community in the Library, so we’ve created an area with orange sofas and a coffee machine for a more informal approach to our offer for a casual chat, guidance and any exam support students may want to drop by and seek from us.

”The space is located next to the large video wall and exit turnstiles on Blue Ground and features bunting to clearly demarcate the area where students can sit down and speak to teaching and learning experts for any help.

Kathryn Miller, Teaching and Learning Assistant, added, “The space opens on Monday, 13 May and we look forward to seeing how the offer compares to previous years. Feedback so far has been really positive.”

Stephen Joseph Studio

The Stephen Joseph Studio opened on Saturday, 11 May and remains available with 60 extra desk spaces until Exam Extra ends on Wednesday, 5 June.

Caroline Boyd, Marketing and Communications Officer, added, “One of our key messages around space this Exam Extra is about highlighting the fantastic resource available in Stephen Joseph. We had such positive feedback with students citing it as their new favourite study space and describing it as quiet and underutilised.

“Even though students find desks in popular Library areas, they sometimes feel crowded and may prefer a less busy place to revise. To address this, we’re placing Table Top signage in the more commonly crowded spaces to make the suggestion that it may be valuable to try the often quieter Stephen Joseph Studio next time they come to campus to revise.”

To see all these support activities and more all in one place, check out our Exam Extra web pages.