We asked students how they secure a study space in the JHB
Packed tighter than the 10:58 U1 on a Monday
As the end of semester two draws ever closer, the time has come to reflect on our study habits. Exams are well underway, and with everyone rushing off to the JHB to study, you’d better believe that it’ll be easier to find a reasonable meal deal in the Colonnade, than it is an empty seat on the platform. We asked seasoned revision buffs for their tips on how to secure a prime study spot in the JHB, and if they can’t find one, where to go instead.
Lena, Second Year, Joint Honours Business with Psychology
Try and arrive early, if not then go to Headington Hill Site.
Robbie Dee, Second Year, Sports Coaching Physical Education
Get friends to save it, if not then go home.
Callum, Sport and Exercise Science
Walk around, try and get lucky. If not, then stay there and wait for a free spot.
Huyy, Third Year, Economics Finance and International Business
Put your bag there, so people know someone’s there. If you can’t find one then sit on the floor on the platform.
Sami Eyles, Third Year, Economics Finance and International Business
Make sure I know people who are there already before I go. If I can’t find a space when I get there then I walk around until I do.
Harry Parkin and Arabella Wilson, Second Year, Geography and Early Childhood Studies
If there’s a plug, and coming in early to secure a space. If not, then go home or to a coffee shop.
Naoise Tan and Ida Skoglund, Third Years, Law
Get here early and put bags on seats to secure the space. If not, then go to a classroom somewhere else.
Veronica Widen, Second Year, International Relations and Sociology
Reserve pods, I usually find somewhere but will have to look quite a lot. If not, then I go home.
George and Ben, Music and Politics and International Relations
Come at a random time, never any spaces. So, we usually work at home.
Jack, Second Year, Law
Ask a friend to get in early and safe a space. If not, then I go elsewhere e.g. Deli, Terrace, Union Hall.
Dami, studying Sociology and Education Studies
Put your stuff down or ask someone to save a space. If there are no spaces here, then I go to Gibbs.
Jaskaran, Second Year, Maths
Wander around aimlessly looking for a space with a power cord, and spaces that aren’t completely silent. If I can’t find a space then I go to the closest cafe and revise there.