Pressure Drop

Let the pressure drop this exam season...

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Revision Resources

There are loads of great resources out there to help you plan your revision, stay on track, and have fun doing it!

Like to study to music? Check out some recommended playlists for studying to.

For access to in depth self-care resources, check out the Wellbeing and Support Services Webpage on Self-Care.

Take A Break Calendar

Check out the Library's Study Happy programme of events here.

Week 3 Events

Monday

  • 18.30-20.00: Warwick Argentine Tango Charity Workshop in Cryfield Pavilion
  • 20.00-22.00: Warwick Salsa Beginner Class- Copper Rooms

Tuesday

  • 14.45-16.15: Kirby Corner Library Floor 1/ Rootes Learning Grid
  • 16.00-16.30: Revision Recharge Express- SU HQ, MR2
  • 16.30-17.00: Revision Recharge Express- SU HQ, MR2
  • 17.00-18.00: UWRFC o2 Touch Rugby on Cryfield 4G
  • 18.00-18.45: Postgrad Exercise to Energise – Wolfson Research Exchange

Wednesday

  • 9.00-10.30: Mindful Movement Session #runandrevise
  • 13.00-14.00: Mindfulness- Library Seminar Room
  • 12.00-14.00: Warwick Chess “Don’t Stress Play Chess”- Piazza with free lemonade
  • 13.00-13.30: Revision Reboot Express- Gibbet Hill, A1.30
  • 18.00: Warwick History Society ‘Exam De-Stress Yoga’ in collaboration with Yoga Society- Library 1

Thursday

  • 21.30-22.00: Switch Off and Work- Library Seminar Room
  • 11.00-15.00: Warwick RAG Doggy De-Stress in the SU Atrium Membership Space

Friday

  • 10.00-12.00: Sleep Workshop with Wellbeing and Support Services**
  • 13.30-14.30: Creative Chillout- Library Seminar Room
  • 17.00-19.00: Warwick Salsa Beginner Class- Copper Rooms

*You must sign up for Warwick Active Sessions in advance here.
**You must sign up for Wellbeing and Support Services workshops here.

Week 4 Events

Monday

  • 12.00-13.00:Ukele Workshop- Teaching Grid
  • 16.30-17.00: Stress Buster SOS – Westwood Dance
  • 17.00-17.30: Stress Buster SOS- Westwood Dance

Tuesday

  • 12.00-14.00: Warwick Chess “Don’t Stress Play Chess”- Piazza with free lemonade
  • 14.00-16.00: Managing Exam Stress with Wellbeing and Support Services** 
  • 14.45-16.15: Kirby Corner Library Floor 1/ Rootes Learning Grid
  • 16.00-16.30: Revision Recharge Express- SU HQ, MR2 
  • 16.30-17.00: Revision Recharge Express- SU HQ, MR2 
  • 17.00-18.00: UWRFC o2 Touch Rugby on Cryfield 4G 
  • 18.00-18.45: Postgrad Exercise to Energise – Wolfson Research Exchange

Wednesday

  • 13.00-14.00: Mindfulness- Library Seminar Room
  • 14.30-16.00: PAT Dogs- Teaching Grid
  • 9.00-10.30: Mindful Movement Session #runandrevise 
  • 13.00-13.30: Revision Reboot Express- Gibbet Hill, A1.30

Thursday

  • 19.00-20.30: Warwick Argentine Tango Pre-exam De-stress Class – SU Level 1 Space
  • Warwick Comedy Stand Up Showcases- The Graduate 
  • 21.30-22.00: Switch Off and Work- Library Seminar Room 

Friday

  • 14.00-16.00: Study Happy Active- Teaching Grid

*You must sign up for Warwick Active Sessions in advance here.
**You must sign up for Wellbeing and Support Services workshops here.

Check back nearer the time for events in weeks 5 to 9!

Alternative Study Spaces

We know that finding a study space during Term 3 can be difficult at Warwick. We asked students to let us know where the best alternative study spaces were, both on and off campus! 

So next time you’re on your sixth lap of the library…pop this page into your favourites, or screenshot our suggestions, and use it to help you find an alternative study space.  

 On Campus:  

 Silent/ Quiet Spaces:

  • SU HQ Work Zone…an as of yet undiscovered gem on campus.
  • Chaplaincy. – On Thursday mornings there’s even free ‘Tea and Toast’
  • Book a room through the WRB (Warwick Room Booking System).
  • The Oculus lecture theatres and classrooms will be left open throughout Term 3.
  • Modern Records Centre
  • Postgraduate Hub
  • Department Common Rooms
  • Student Hub in Avon Multimedia Centre
  • Lakeside or Bluebell Common Room
  • Designated Study Spaces in your department. – TOP TIP: Westwood spaces are often less busy. 
  • Medical Training Centre
  • Unused Westwood Music Rooms
  • University House Learning Grid is often not as busy as the other Learning Grids
  • On a secluded patch of grass if the sun’s out!
The following Centrally Timetabled rooms have been made available for students to use for quiet study, whether in groups or privately between 09:00 - 18:00:

22nd April - 19th May:

  • H0.01,
  • H4.22/4, (Humanities);
  • S1.141 (Social Sciences),
  • LIB1 (Library) - total of 75 spaces 

20th May - 26th May:

  • H0.01,
  • H0.43,
  • H1.07,
  • H2.44,
  • H2.45,
  • H2.46,
  • H3.56,
  • H3.57,
  • H4.01,
  • H4.02,
  • H4.22/4,
  • H4.45,
  • S0.28,
  • S1.141,
  • S0.52,
  • LIB1 (Library) - total of 217 spaces 

27th May - 28th June:

  • H0.01,
  • H0.02,
  • H0.05,
  • H0.43,
  • H0.56,
  • H1.02,
  • H1.03,
  • H1.07,
  • H2.44,
  • H2.45,
  • H2.46,
  • H3.05,
  • H3.56,
  • H3.57,
  • H3.58,
  • H4.01,
  • H4.02,
  • H4.22/4,
  • H4.45,
  • S0.28,
  • S1.141,
  • S0.52,
  • S2.73,
  • LIB1 (Library please note available until week 38 only) - total of 311 spaces 

Background Noise: 

  • SU Atrium- upper and lower floor
  • Milburn House Common Spaces
  • Gibbet Hill Common Space in the foyer
  • Piazza steps
  • The Oculus
  • The new Sports Hub
  • WBS sofas and open study spaces
  • Corridor seats in departments like Social Sciences and Humanities Building

Cafes:

  • Curiositea
  • Xananas
  • NAIC Café  
  • Arts Centre Café 
  • Westwood Cafe 
  • University House Café 
  • Humanities Café
  • Social Sciences Café

Eat and Study: 

  • Xananas Restaurant – you can buy a Full English and study for £2.95! 
  • The Dirty Duck
  • Bread Oven
  • Bar Fusion
  • University House Canteen
  • Library Café

Off Campus: 

Silent/ Quiet Spaces: 

  • Leamington Spa Pump Rooms/ Library
  • Book a space in advance at the Leamington Learning Grid
  • Outdoor Spaces: Jephson Gardens, War Memorial Park Coventry, Abbey Fields
  • Life Community Church (Leamington, Charlotte Street) offer up spaces for students to study and de-stress
  • Central Library Coventry

Background Noise: 

  • Free Entry Coventry Museums: Herbert Art Gallery and Museum and Coventry Transport Museum
  • Leamington Spa Art GalleryBrunswick Hub in Leamington
  • Waterstones

Cafes: 

  • Procaffeinate
  • Temperance
  • The usual chains: Starbucks, Costa, Café Nero. – TOP TIP: the Starbucks and Costa Coffee near the Sainsbury’s in Leamington are much less busy than on the parade. 

Eat and Study: 

  • Weatherspoons – Free Wifi, plug sockets and for £1.25 you get refillable coffee all day!
  • Las Iguanas- 40% off food with Totum and 25% of with your student card. 241 on Mocktails.
  • Pizza Express- 30% student discount.
  • Bella Italia- 50% student discount.
  • Zizzi- 30% student discount. 
  • Basement Browns. 
Confidential Advice

SU Advice Centre

The SU Advice Centre Team is extremely experienced and will help you resolve your problem or find the right person to talk to. The service is provided free to all students of Warwick University and is confidential, impartial and non-judgmental. We are also independent of the University.

How to find us
The Advice Centre is based on the top floor of SUHQ. You can take the lift located on the ground floor foyer of SUHQ straight up to the Advice Centre entrance on the second floor.

Contact us on
advice@warwicksu.com
024 765 72824

University Wellbeing & Support Services

Wellbeing Support Services provide a range of support to help you develop the personal resources and skills you need to navigate the challenges and opportunities of student life.

Study Drugs?

At the SU we encourage students to always make informed decisions in order to ensure students’ safety and have therefore compiled a list of resources on the three most commonly used ‘Study Drugs’ at Warwick, in addition to listing productive alternatives to study drugs.

A survey of 250 students conducted by The Boar found that 40% of students at Warwick had considered taking study drugs (nootropics) before and just over half of respondents said they would take study drugs to increase productivity. 

The survey sought to find out the circumstance, frequency and types of study drugs used by students at Warwick. The survey found that 12.4% of students admitted to having taken study drugs in the past. The most popular time for this, as answered by 48% of students, is that they would only take study drugs around important deadlines and exams. The most common study drugs used by participants were modafinil/ritalin, followed by adderall. 

 Ritalin

Ritalin is a stimulant and a medication used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Read more about it, including how it feels, the risks, and the law, at Talk to Frank.

 Modafinil

Modafinil is a drug used to promote wakefulness in patients with excessive sleepiness. Read more about it, including potential side effects, and how it interacts with the contraceptive pill here.

 Adderall

Adderall is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine which is used primarily to treat symptoms of Attention Deficity Hyperactivity Disorder. Read more about how it works, its effects, and signs of overdose here.

All three of the above drugs are prescription only. Read here about the legal guidelines for both possessing and dealing these drugs without a prescription.

Alternatives to Improving Memory, Focus and Overall Revision

Support relating to addiction & dependency

   Local support - Coventry & Warwickshire:

Exam Timetable Concerns

If you believe you have the grounds to apply for mitigating circumstances, we would encourage you to read the university's guidance on mitigating circumstances/reasonable adjustments.

If you would like to make a complaint in relation to the university's examination timetable, you should contact your department directly.

Warwick SU's Education Officer and Postgraduate Officer are currently liaising with the university to relay and represent students' views about the examination timetable delay. You can contact them directly via education@warwicksu.com.

If you would like support in relation to any of the above, we would encourage you to contact the SU Advice Centre.

Advice Centre
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