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Alternative Study Spaces

Because the Library and Computer Suite are intended for individual quiet study, other spaces in College can also be made available for more infomal study, or for intensive group work.

Seminar rooms can be booked on a same-day basis at the Conference Office in Garden Court, and the Sidney Bar should be open for study from 10am during term.

During Easter Term, the Knox-Shaw Room and the Mong Hall are also available as study environments. A link to a pdf timetable for the first week is below, and a link to a timetable for the entire term will be added very soon.

Study space timetable for the first week of term (pdf, 270 kb)

The big change is that following consultation with SSCSU Welfare Officers, there will be opportunities this year to do exam practice in both mornings and afternoons. Full details of days and times are available on the timetable.

Please note also that if you intend to study silently under scrupulous exam conditions, you can use the Mong Hall at exam practice times regardless of whether you actually have a past paper in front of you.

If none of the Sidney-based options quite meet your needs, you could consult the University Library's "Spacefinder" resource.

There are many faculty and department libraries which admit all members of the University, regardless of the subject of their study or research. Study in other college libraries, however, is allowed only with the permission in advance of that college's librarian, which is unlikely to be granted in Easter Term.

In addition to other Sidney rooms, and other libraries, there are other Computer Suites managed by the University. Such a facility is sometimes called a Managed Cluster, a Managed Cluster Service / Room / Site, or an MCS. It may also be referred to as a PWF (Public Workstation Facility), a term used in previous years. See here for Information on Managed Cluster Services