We know this is a hectic time of year for all of our students.
To help you out we’ve summarised some of the facilities and information available to try and make the next few weeks a bit easier for you.
Study Spaces (Edinburgh campus)
The Edinburgh campus library remains open 24/7 until the 19th May.
In addition to the Library and the Learning Commons there are lots of other study spaces available across the campus.
See www.hw.ac.uk/studyspace and the Study Space Update for details.
All our campus libraries have gone into revision/exam mode – to create an environment where you can get your head down and make the most of your revision time. If you’re on the Edinburgh campus check out the zoning at the library at Making the Most of the Space.
Revision and exam tips
See Revision and Exams if you need some advice and coping strategies or search through InformS for tips, revision or exam.
Exam stress drop-in sessions (Edinburgh campus)
Running from 24th April until 19th May at Student Support Service, Hugh Nisbet Building. More info at Exam stress drop-in sessions.
Remember that you can ask our Service Desk staff in the library or your Academic Support and Liaison Librarian or your Effective Learning Advisor for help at any time.
Good luck with your exams!
Posted by Moira Stephen on 24 April 2017
With revision a top priority this week and exams starting next week it is important to ‘Make the Most of the Space’ in the Library at our Edinburgh Campus.
Posted by cdonlan on 21 April 2017
The following information supplements that already available on the Other Spaces tab at http://www.hw.ac.uk/studyspace
Rooms available for study during exam period
24 April to 19 May 2017: 09:15 – 22:15
|| Teaching rooms
- EM3.06 (except 11/05)
- EM3.07 (except 11/05)
- Earl Mountbatten*: – EM2.52
- Edwin Chadwick: – EC2.04
- Mary Burton: – MBG.22
Mary Burton Building
18:15 – 22:00 weekdays
08:30 – 22:00 Saturday & Sunday
Ground Floor: All ground floor teaching rooms and computer labs
First Floor: MB 1.47 and MB 1.62
* Earl Mountbatten is electronically locked around 7 pm (automated system) – no one can enter the building after this time.
Students already in EM can stay until 10 pm but they MUST sign the “out of hours” book at the North entrance/red canopy leading to the car park so that we know who is in. The North entrance is the only exit after 7 pm (please use exit release button).
Other teaching rooms may be available – you can check room availability at Online Timetables.
If you wish to enquire about making a room booking contact email@example.com
Posted by Moira Stephen on 19 April 2017
Having a last minute panic? Feeling worried and anxious?
The Student Support Service are offering drop in sessions to anyone who is having a crisis or struggling with exam anxiety or stress.
Student Support and Accommodation Office, Hugh Nisbet Building (Edinburgh campus)
Monday-Friday throughout the exam period (24th April – 19th May): 1400 – 1500
No appointment needed – just pop in for a chat with one of the counselling team!
Posted by Moira Stephen on 19 April 2017
Unfortunately, we’re experiencing a problem with the Discovery search bar on our Find Resources page. Clicking the bar isn’t activating searches.
While we try to sort this out, remember you can still search Discovery via one of the following:
Please accept out apologies for any inconvenience while we try to resolve this issue.
Posted by Marion Kennedy on 13 April 2017
During the University of Edinburgh exam period SCONUL Access reference members will have reduced access to the University of Edinburgh Main Library and Law Library.
Restrictions will apply between Monday 17 April – Sunday 14 May 2017 inclusive. During this time access will be restricted for Reference users, including those with SCONUL Reference Only Cards.
Restrictions are as follows: –
Main Library: – no access between 5:30 am and 5:30 pm
Law Library: – no access between opening time and 5.30 pm.
Normal access arrangements will resume on Monday 15 May 2017.
See Edinburgh University library page for more information.
SCONUL Access allows students to use other UK universities’ libraries. Undergraduates can use other libraries for studying, and postgraduates, staff and distance learners are often allowed to borrow a limited number of books (SCONUL Access does not give access to other universities’ computers or e-journals.).
If you’d like to join SCONUL Access you can find out more on our web pages and apply online.
Posted by Moira Stephen on 11 April 2017
We are currently in the Semester 2 break which lasts until 21st April and includes the Easter weekend.
Once the break is over, exams start from 24th April until 19th May which is the end of semester.
During this time the Edinburgh Campus library will remain open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Staff will be available to answer enquiries and provide help and support between 8:30am – 8:30pm Monday – Friday and 10:00am – 8:15pm at weekends.
The Learning Commons will be open Monday to Friday during the Semester break apart from the Easter weekend (Friday 14th – Monday 17th April inclusive) when it will be unavailable for use due to building closure days.
If you require any more information, please check the Information Services webpages or contact us
Posted by cdonlan on 07 April 2017
The isguides pages (Subject Guides and A-Z list of databases) will be unavailable from 17:00 BST on Monday 3rd April (your local time here: http://bit.ly/2nr0Nug).
This is to allow preparatory work for a Springshare server move that will take place later in April.
The duration of downtime hasn’t been confirmed – we’ll update as more information becomes available.
Posted by Moira Stephen on 03 April 2017
- Get a good sleep the night before
- Eat something before your exam
- Avoid ‘panic talk’ with other students
- Read the instructions on the paper
- Stick to your exam tactics plan
- Watch the clock
- Start with the easy questions
- Build in time to review your answers
- Don’t leave the exam early
- Take control of your stress and make it work for you!
Posted by Moira Stephen on 30 March 2017
Some HWU users have reported that they have received a suspicious email which
- includes an accurate postal address for the recipient
- has a Word (.dot) attachment, with the password to open the file
On further investigation, this has been confirmed as a targeted malware attempt.
If you receive a suspicious email – don’t be fooled into thinking it must be OK just because the sender appears to know a lot about you. Obtaining work and personal details about you can be relatively easy from a variety of online sources.
If you receive a similar email
- forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org
- delete the email from your inbox/sent items
Posted by Moira Stephen on 29 March 2017