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Find your favourite spots on campus to revise and relax to get the best out of your study sessions

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From learning rooms to informal spaces, this article aims to help you find your favourite spots across King’s for studying and relaxing in between exams and revision sessions.

Read on for information about our spaces and visit Student Services Online for an overview of where to study on campus.

Find your focus at our libraries

There are libraries across our five main campuses offering a range of different spaces and resources to support you with studying.

Wanting a quiet corner to revise or working on a group project? Check out the designated quiet, silent and discussion zones at our libraries to revise on your own or with company, or book a Group Study room, available at all the libraries.

There are also exclusive Postgraduate Study Zones available at the following libraries with access via your King’s ID card: Franklin-Wilkins, The Maughan, New Hunt’s House, Weston Education Centre.

Fancy a late-night revision session? Find out which libraries are open 24/7 and utilise their resources anytime of the day.

You can also recharge your batteries in the Maughan Library with the Wellbeing Room, located in room 2.24. The space has comfy bean bags for you to take a break, relax your mind and find new inspiration.

You can find out more about our libraries and answers to common queries on LibAnswers.

Hang out at KCLSU

KCLSU have a range of spaces across all campuses for you to study, chill out, grab some food and hang with your friends.

You can find a comprehensive guide to their spaces on their website, but below we have pulled out some of the key study and chill out spots to help you during your exams.

The official KCLSU Study Space can be found in the Lower Loft (floor 7) in Bush House South East Wing on Strand Campus. It is kitted out with charging ports, screens and even some booths, so it's perfect for study sessions and you'll never run out of battery. Since the pandemic, KCLSU have also worked with students to create more informal study spaces across campuses. You can find more information about these, as well as other informal learning spaces, on Student Services Online.

Much like at our libraries, you can book a KCLSU meeting or activity room if studying in a group or working on a project. Find out more about how to book these spaces on the KCLSU website.

Need a break? Head to a chill out spot in the Meadow (floor 8) in Bush House South East Wing or the IoPPN building at Denmark Hill. The Meadow is full of beanbags where you can have some much-needed rest, while Denmark Hill's space even has a TV for you to plug in your games console and play.

Swing by Science Gallery London

Until reopening in mid-June 2022, Science Gallery London on Guy’s Campus has been adapted for students to use as informal study and learning spaces.

You can grab a drink or snack from the Courtyard café while you study and check out The Garden of Emotions on the ground floor - a relaxed and playful pop-up indoor garden. Open until Friday 20 May, you can drop in, chill out and find focus during a busy day.

Breaktime at our cafes and bars

As well as the café at Science Gallery London, there are a range of other King’s Food outlets and bars on each campus with vegetarian and vegan options widely available. Outside of the busy lunch period, lots of these places can also be used for informal study.

KCLSU also have cafes and bars to relax between exams or at the end of a busy day. They also host a wide variety of events from bingo to sports nights at their bars, so you can take a well-earned break or celebrate at the end of your assessments. Find out more about their venues on the KCLSU website.