Your Student Newsletter - Week 9
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Today is University Mental Health Day. See more below including blogs from fellow students sharing their experiences and advice, and details about support and resources available to you throughout the year. We're also excited to bring you the second Library takeover of Term 2!

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Support, safety and community

University Mental Health Day

Talking about mental health is important today and every day. Our wellbeing team is here to support you throughout the year whether it’s through one-to-one support, group sessions, masterclasses, or other support programmes. To access support, please visit our Wellbeing Portal or drop into the Wellbeing and Student Support (WSS) Reception on the ground floor in Senate House. We are here to listen and support, and to help you to develop the skills you need to navigate the challenges and opportunities of student life. See more on the WSS website.

View blogs from fellow students who have shared their experiences and advice.

"Perhaps the road to wellbeing begins with eight simple words: Are you okay? It’s okay if you’re not! There is no one answer to mental health, and, unfortunately, it is just a part of student life. As a busy Warwick Student, I know first-hand how hard it is to balance academics, socials and others. So, with term two ending and exams around the corner, I have shared a few tips on how I keep my mental health up! If this something you struggle with too, come on the blog and hopefully you can adapt these little habits to your student life!" 

- Joana Jacinto

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"Living independently at university can be both exciting and challenging, and amidst busy periods, it's easy to overlook our mental health. As a fresher, I learned some valuable lessons and tips on how to prioritize my well-being. Hopefully, these can help you to discover what works best for you!"

- Milagros Garcia Marroquin

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"Hello Everyone! It seems like only yesterday I was putting together the last edition of the Library newsletter, Term 2 really has flown by!

We have all collectively got through a cold winter, and spring is now fast approaching together with the Easter break. With that in mind inside this issue we have an article on hidden gems within the Library website, which you can access whether you are on campus or hundreds (or even thousands!) of miles back home. Together with that, we have continued our interview series with a piece on Sarah Akhtaruzzaman one of the Academic Support Librarians there to help you with your studies. In addition, we also have pieces on International Women’s Day and the books that the Library will display, and an update on what’s on at the Library over the Easter break for those staying on campus. Without further ado, please enjoy these articles and have a great Easter break!

Oliver Toms, Student Editor

Hidden Gems: Rediscover the Library Website by Arin Ososanya

There’s no doubt, you’ve been on the Library website several times to find a book or an article. However, it is so much more than that - there are so many other useful and interesting features for your enjoyment and use. For example, did you know that there is a whole page dedicated to compiling a list of amazing productivity tools such as Quizlet and EndNote? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with all the hidden gems and some of my personal favourite ‘virtual spots’ on the website which may usually go unnoticed. (Shhh, don’t tell anyone!)

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An Interview with Academic Support Librarian Sarah Akhtaruzzaman by Matt Munnelly

We recently had a chat with Sarah, a new Academic Support Librarian at Warwick. They spoke about 19th-century icons, education systems and much more. Read the full interview here.

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International Women’s Day and the Library by Daira Povez Gamboa

8 March, International Women’s Day, is a moment to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness about discrimination, take action to drive gender parity and much more. See what the Library is doing to celebrate the day in this article!

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What’s on Over Easter? by Arin Ososanya

Many of us are staying on campus, in Coventry or Leamington Spa over Easter to keep our noses buried in our books - but don’t fret! The Library still has events going on that you and your friends can look forward to, to decompress, destress and keep your mind in a healthy space prior to exams and deadline season.
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Easter vacation

As we approach the end of term, make sure you check out the opening hours of our Library spaces, including the Learning Grids, for the Easter vacation. See our web page for details about vacation borrowing.

Leamington Learning Grid closure reminder

We have been given notice by Warwick District Council (WDC) to vacate the Leamington Learning Grid by 26 May 2023. See more information including details about the Public Library Service and other study spaces available on campus.

Thanks for reading! I hope you found the articles interesting and useful. For those that have end of term deadlines we wish you the very best of luck, and for everyone we hope that you have a peaceful Easter Break.
Best wishes,
Student Editor: Oliver Toms
Student Writers:
Arin Ososanya, Daira Pavez Gamboa, Matt Munnley
Library Team: Andrew Calvert, Lucie Thomas, Samantha Platts
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