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Places to study

Being able to do your work your way is one of the distinctive features of university life. To help you, we have created great new study spaces throughout campus. We’ve added desks, power points, comfy sofas and workstations to give you comfort and flexibility while you get things done. Learning doesn’t have to be confined to the classroom and you’ll find out what works for you.

Kimberlin Library, Eric Wood, Law Library and The Greenhouse

Our four established study areas are the Kimberlin Library, Eric Wood, the Law Library and The Greenhouse, all offering computers and dedicated study zones. With around 1,600 study places and more than 700 open-access computers (Macs and PCs) across the four sites - not to mention thousands of books - every student can find a place to study that suits them. The Kimberlin is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, after DMU students asked for more availability.

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Vijay Patel Building

On each level, around the distinctive feature stairwell, long workbenches with high stools offer perfect places to sit and work, hook into power sockets and go online. There is also plenty of soft seating on each floor.

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Mill Lane and surrounding areas

In the landscaped section outside the Vijay Patel Building, under the giant screen, there are plenty of benches and low walls for sitting and reading, places to sketch, write and discuss. You can also head over to the Magazine and its stone ledges and benches.

Queen’s Building

At Queen’s there are carpeted breakout areas which improve the acoustics of the space; furniture finished in bright materials wrapped around columns to provide pockets of space for group work; fitted benching against the walls of classrooms with additional seating, and plug sockets and high booth seating.

Hawthorn Building

The lower ground floor features a brightly coloured open-plan area with plenty of space in which to relax and study.

Hugh Aston Building

Hugh Aston has spaces created on several floors. The breakout areas on the first, second and third floors now include furniture finished in bright materials, offering additional seating and work space.

Gateway House

There are great, comfortable work areas on the ground floor and in lift lobby areas.