Students can already see the availability of space in labs and they can see where labs are on find my way… we're working with the uni to bring these two things together: availability of space in the nearest lab. AKA: the Essex version of marauders map.
SU Marketing Department
Departmental common rooms are pretty useful. It's a space away from the larger study areas, where you can get your head down, or just relax between classes. There is an issue with common rooms though: they aren't open late or early and they don't have that much stuff in them to make you feel welcome.
We're working with the uni to try and create 24/7 common rooms and get simple stuff like a kettle and microwave in every single one.
Student Experience Committee
We've all spent 3 hours on social media when we should have been studying. It happens to the best of us. It's pretty obvious that if you study in a group, you're less likely to procrastinate and are more likely to be motivated.
We're working with the University to trial a departmental led study group, if it is a success we'd be looking to roll these out to more departments.
SU Education Team
Department of Law
It can be tough to find one space to study on campus, never mind for a group. If you are lucky enough to bag a group working space, you might be thrown out after 6pm. Not helpful, right? We're looking to secure more group study spaces, outside of 'normal' hours.
Central Timetabling Ofiice
2am might be your golden study time or your brain might be ready to write that essay from 6am. There is probably one thing that we can all agree on though: being thrown out the library with half finished work is not the one.
We're working with the library to keep it open all the time, so it doesn't matter when you choose to study, it's always there for you.
Studying isn't always the most fun. It's made less fun by being too hot or cold in the library. We're working with library to take back control of the temperature in there, disclaimer: it's a huge project.
A deadline is like a weight on the shoulders. You know you've got to get it done but it's pretty hard to shift. Add in more deadlines at the same time and it's pretty overwhelming. We're hoping to work with the university to get deadlines distributed better.
There are thousands of PC’s on campus, and from time to time they develop faults. If not reported, it can take months for these issues to be resolved, so we are sending out SU Tech Angels to help identify and report broken power and IT equipment on your behalf.
SU Tech Angels