Welcome to Study Aid! Brought to you by your elected Sabbatical Officers, Study Aid is here to help get you through to the end of term.
We'll be running a range of activities to help you power through the month of May, share tips on how to stay focused and productive, and we'll also be about on campus to chat if you need us.
Quiet Study Spaces
In addition to Third Space in the Union (great for groups and space to spread out) the Union's meeting rooms are also available to students to study. Union spaces can booked at the Union's Shop & Reception, or if a room does not have a booking in place students are free to use the space for study.
VP Education & Democracy, Angel Layer, has arranged for additional rooms across campus to be open on weekdays during the exam period until the 1st June, to offer alternative quiet places to study:
- Rooms 3.03 and 3.04 in Buckingham Building
- Rooms LE 0.06, LE 1.03 and LE 1.04 in Mildam Buildin
- Rooms 2.24, 3.13 and 3.19 in Park Building
- Rooms 1.51, 1.65 and 1.66 in Portland Building
- Rooms 1.09 and 4.14 in St. Georges Building
Weekly Free Activities
Support and advice from your VP Welfare and Community, Anita Butler.
Visit our pop-up stall on campus for advice regarding ECFs and other academic needs.
Every Weekday, 12pm-2pm
On Gun House Green, outside the Union (subject to weather conditions). Rackets are provided, just drop by and join in!
Arts & Crafts Sessions
Union Meeting Room 4. Free session for all to attend!
Join your VP Activities, Amber Mathurin, in the Union Activities Room.
Pop Up Advice Stand
Visit our advice pop-up stall on campus for advice regarding ECFs and other academic needs.
Anita Butler, VP Welfare & Community, will be popping up in various locations to chat and offer advice.
Check out the events listed below to find out where Anita will be each day.
Follow Study Aid
Follow #StudyAid18 and share your study tips on Twitter!
Tea, biscuits and activities looking at ways to de-stress!
Come along to the Wellbeing Cafe, free to attend every Wednesday between 25th April to 30th May, 4-5:30pm in Cafe Coco.
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Sessions in the Library
The Library and Sports & Recreation are joining forces to offer ten minute drop-in relaxation sessions on Thursdays. Learning to notice when you are becoming tense and finding ways to to relax and think clearly under pressure will make your study more effective and enjoyable.
Where and when?
To make it easier to fit into your busy day, these sessions are taking place in the Library Seminar Room 2 (Room 0.26), near the Support Services Desk.
Sessions run weekly on Thursdays from 22 March until the end of May. There will be three ten minute long sessions each day, starting promptly at 2.10 pm, 2.30 pm or 2.50 pm. Come to whichever you find most convenient and then apply the principles you learn whenever you find yourself becoming tired and tense.
Every week in Portsmouth Good Gyms work out by helping local community projects, and run back all within 90 minutes. It is a great way to meet new people and give back to the local community! The first session takes place on Wednesday 9th May at 6.15pm at Fratton Community Centre.
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