Published: 6 December 2021
Where you work matters. How you choose to set up your study space impacts everything from your comfort levels to your ability to focus.
Luckily, you’re a student at the University of Sunderland in London, which means being surrounded by some of the best places to learn in the world.
We’ve all spent a long time being restricted to our homes. Inevitably, that’s led to some difficult situations, especially as a university student.
Learning in a small environment is not the best when it comes to focusing, feeling inspired and achieving everything you want.
This is why you should consider getting away from your usual desk and looking for somewhere new to hit the books.
The University of Sunderland in London Library
Of course, our favourite place to study is our very own Library. Designed specifically to help you achieve your best, it’s filled with the books and journals you need.
We’ve also equipped it with computers and comfortable desks so you can spend as long as you need working your way through the latest assignment or even your dissertation.
Plus, the friendly Library staff are expert researchers, able to help you find whatever you need and give you tips on getting the most from our resources.
Be sure to check out the Online Catalogue too if you can’t get your hands on a physical copy of that hard-to-find article.
Canada Water Library
Talking of libraries, if you’re looking to take your studies outside of the familiar surroundings of the University, head over to Canada Water.
This striking building is located a convenient tube ride away from our Marsh Wall site, just take the Jubilee Line from Canary Wharf 13 minutes to Canada Water station.
It’s open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 8pm and Sunday 12pm to 4pm and includes study spaces, photocopying services and free WiFi.
You can also grab a coffee and cake in their cosy café for when you need a break from the books, plus your money will be supporting their programme of theatre performances for people with autism, Asperger's and other learning difficulties.
Just around the corner from Canary Wharf underground station, Jubilee Park is one of the area’s most eye-catching green spaces.
Filled with some of the complex’s 75 beautiful sculptures, it’s the perfect setting to spend a warm day on the grass with your books.
Of course, if you’re reading this in December, you might want to consider popping into one of the many coffee shops surrounding the park for a cosy and relaxing study space.
Speaking of cafes, take a look at the Crossrail branch of the London coffee chain Notes.
Tucked away down by the new Elizabeth Line entrance of Canary Wharf station, this little coffee shop is the ideal place to study in peace.
If you do choose to come here, remember the golden rule of working in a café. One drink or snack buys you an hour of study time.
If you want to be there for longer, make sure you order something else.
Wherever you plan on studying, it’s important to bring everything you need with you. Have your notebook and pens, your laptop and some water in your bag to turn yourself a mobile student.