January 22, 2020, by Jayda

5 Places to Study on Campus Outside of the Library

We’re in the second week of the dreaded exam period. By this point, you’ve likely spent countless hours in George Green or Hallward library, having to get there super early to guarantee a space amongst the masses of students which descend upon UoN libraries during this busy time. Often revising in the same space day after day can make an already difficult task even harder. So, if you struggle to revise home, but can’t stand the idea of fighting the crowds for a seat in the library, here’s a list of 5 places to study on campus outside of the library.

Portland Café

If you like a coffee whilst you revise, then Portland Café is the place for you. With comfy seats plus a nice ambience, it’s a stress-free zone perfect for revision.

Teaching and Learning Building 

If you prefer to study with your friends, the Teaching and Learning building is a great alternative to the library. There’s lots of big tables perfect for studying in groups. However, if silent study is more your thing, there’s a few small study rooms and even a computer lab.

Sir Clive Granger Building

On the first floor of the Clive Granger building there’s an area great for studying. It situated right by a café, so you don’t have to risk losing your study space when you go for lunch.

Pope Building

Like a quiet place to study, then the Pope building is an ideal place for you. There’s usually very few people there, plus it’s close to George Green library. So if you make the mistake of heading to the crowded library, but don’t fancy trekking across campus to find somewhere else, Pope building is perfect as it’s less than 2 minutes away.

Music Library

Another great place for quiet study is the music library. It’s always empty so you’re guaranteed a seat!


If even after trying all the places on my list you’re still struggling to find study space, head to the ‘study anywhere’ page on the university of Nottingham website where you can find empty rooms across campus. https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/currentstudents/exam-period/study-anywhere.aspx


Good luck with the rest of your exams!!


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