Top study spots for LJMU students
With exams just around the corner, third year journalism student, Ryan Everett has rounded up his favourite spots on campus, and around the city, to revise.
Study spots in Liverpool
Aldham Robarts: The Pavilion
The Pavilion is located on the bottom floor of the Aldham Robart Library situated in a picturesque courtyard off Maryland Street.
A top study spot as not only is it within the library, but it’s got the Core Café right next door, with an array of drinks and food - don’t forget to show your student ID card for a 20% discount too! The facility also has friendly ‘welcomes breastfeeding’ signs, highlighting its accessibility to all students.
With warmer weather predicted over the coming weeks, the grassy courtyard is also the perfect place to catch some sun whilst studying too.
Student Life Building: First Floor
You can’t have a list of top study spots without including the Student Life Building. Offering both open space; with an abundance of PC’s, and more hidden spots; decorated with comfortable seating, the biggest advantage of this study spot, is there's something for everyone.
If you need to focus and work solo then take advantage of the enclosed seating booths, or if you are revising in a group, step inside one of the study rooms, complete with a projector and surround sound. Head down to the upper ground and lower ground level and you can get drop-in study advice from the Academic Achievement Team, use the microwave and water stations, or head to the Core Café to refuel.
Avril Robarts Library: Ground Floor
A favourite spot to study and not just because of the Lambanana outside, the Avril Robart Library is the perfect location for those students studying at LJMU’s City Campus. The ground floor has a traditional library vibe which feels very peaceful and enables you to concentrate. The library also has a range of practical equipment ready for use including guillotines and digital printers, making it perfect if you are studying a more practical degree too.
Liverpool Central Library: The Picton Reading Room
Liverpool Central Library is located on the historic William Brown Street and is right in the heart of the city centre ,making it both accessible and impressive, although it’s what is inside that will really take your breath away.
The Picton Reading Room feels a truely special spot to study in. As soon as you step through the door, it feels like you’ve gone back in time, when great storytellers like Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle were honing their craft and publishing now world-famous literature. It’s the perfect spot to feel inspired and to motivate you in your own studies.
Cafes around the city
You don’t have to choose a library to get some exam prep done, Liverpool is home to a great café culture scene. Favourites like Leaf on Bold Street, 92 degrees and Love Locks all offer a great spot for a coffee whilst making those all-important revision notes.
Support from LJMU
Wherever you choose to study, remember to be kind to yourself during the revision and exam period.
Liverpool John Moores University has a range of support services to help you:
You can book a 1 to 1 appointment with the Academic Achievement Team or view their self study resources.
You can book a 1 to 1 appointment with our Student Advice and Wellbeing Team or view their mental health and wellbeing support.