More study space released during exams and for final assignments

Students sweating over final assignment deadlines or exam revision have been given an extra boost with two more university buildings staying open around the clock during May.

The Learning Zones in the Eric Wood building and the Greenhouse are now open 24 hours a day until Friday, May 26.

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The Eric Wood building alone means an extra 180 places and an additional 88 PCs for students to work at.

The move adds further to De Montfort University’s offer of extending access to learning spaces and resources for students.

Already, the labs in Gateway House and the Vijay Patel Building have extended opening hours until midnight on weekdays and from 9am to 5pm on weekends.

As part of the #loveDMU campaign and as part of a string of improvements responding to feedback from students, in January the Kimberlin Library switched to 24/7 opening 365 days a year.

The Kimberlin also created 60 ‘pop-up library’ silent study spaces in addition to the usual silent study and Silent IT rooms, and The Learning Development Zone has temporarily been re-designated as a quiet revision room.

Blankets are available for students to borrow to keep warm and comfortable when studying for long periods, and refreshments are available in the Kimberlin Library and Riverside cafés which are staying open later.

The library’s 'Find your space' blog gives full details of spaces created to help them study.

The laptop loan service in the Kimberlin Library, which doubled in size in February, allows DMU students to borrow a laptop from automated self-service lockers by using a touch screen.

Additional dual-boot PCs have been added to the library this year with interactive screens added to CAD-enabled computers.

Anyone with questions can contact justask@dmu.ac.uk, phone 0116 257 7042 or give feedback via www.library.dmu.ac.uk/link/feedback.
Posted on Friday 5th May 2017

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