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
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
- 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
Organise all the materials you need for the exam e.g.
- writing materials
- calculator if permitted
- dictionary or other copy resources if appropriate
Posted by Moira Stephen on 29 March 2017
A little bit of forward planning, and you can have your exam tactics worked out in advance
(a) How long is your exam? (2 hours? 3 hours?)
(b) How many questions will you need to answer?
- all of them?
- do you have a choice of questions?
- are some mandatory, some elective?
- are all questions worth the same number of marks?
(c) How much time do you want to allow to read the paper? (10 minutes?)
(d) How much time do you want to spend checking it at the end? (15 minutes?)
Then do the sums
(a – c – d)/b = time for each question (assuming each question is worth an equal number of marks)
Write down the start time of your exam and your start time for each question, and follow this schedule in your exam.
During your final revision, aim to answer each question in the time allowed.
Posted by Moira Stephen on 28 March 2017
Make sure you know when and where each exam is to be held
You can check the dates at Exam timetables and seating
Please note seating arrangements are for Edinburgh and Scottish Borders Campus only.
Posted by Moira Stephen on 27 March 2017
Our final Resource of the Week is DOAJ, is a collection of high quality, open access* journals. As a multi-publisher database, you can cross search a range of journals to find useful articles, or browse their publications for relevant journals you may be interested in. Most of the publications indexed by DOAJ have been peer-reviewed, but those that haven’t are clearly labelled.
*’Open access’ means that the journal/article has been made free at the point of access.
Did you know: Some journals have been marked with the ‘DOAJ Seal’. These are awarded to journals that have the highest publishing standards and adhere to best practice. For more information, see their blog.
Access through the A-Z Database List
Guides and More Information
The DOAJ website has useful pages on open access as well as about how to use the site:
If you would like more information on Open Access, visit the Heriot-Watt University or the Research Council UK webpages
Posted by RWHITTINGTON on 26 March 2017
JANET engineers are scheduled to perform an upgrade to the SBC network link next week.
Date: Tuesday 28th March
Time: 07:00 – 09:00 BST
There will be a break in service for all staff and students at Scottish Borders Campus at some point during this time, and student and staff data (Internet) and telephony services will be “at risk” throughout this period.
Main campus buildings: Both staff and student data and the internal telephony service will be affected
Jean Muir Student Village: Student services will not be affected. Staff data services will be affected (staff phones will not be affected).
See System Status page for updates.
If you have any queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Posted by Moira Stephen on 24 March 2017
Blackwell’s Edinburgh are giving away one week’s access to a free digital copy of “The Exam Skills Handbook” by Stella Cottrell.
To receive a unique code for this book, please go to the Library Service Desk, into the Edinburgh store or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that Blackwell’s have a limited numbers of codes and will give to students on a first come, first served basis.
They are offering a week’s free access to the book from the time the code for the book is redeemed, and after that they are offering a heavily discounted purchase.
This e-book offer is part of Academic Book Week, and a few more titles may be offered over the next month or so.
Posted by RWHITTINGTON on 24 March 2017