Holidays Off-campus living Support

Five tips for postgrads for studying away from campus

Easter break? What Easter break? We know your research doesn’t stop for any vacation but if you’re heading off campus it’s important you’re prepared for getting your work done. Here are some useful tips for studying away from campus.


  1. Use your local library or local university library

If you’re travelling away from Manchester, have you considered going to work at your local university library? As a postgraduate you’ll have some borrowing rights as well as less distractions and working to their opening hours. Check the SCONUL website for access rights. Most UK universities are members of the scheme so if you’re not in Manchester during the Easter break, you’ll find somewhere to work.

  1. Know what systems you can access off campus – and how to do it!

Did you know that you can access the library catalogue and all databases, eBooks, email and personal storage when you are off campus?  Here’s all the information you need to get started with the Library as well as IT support.

  1. Check if your supervisor or tutor is contactable

If you know you’re going to be working over the Easter break, check your supervisor’s availability in advance and whether or not you can contact them over the holidays.

     4. Treat yourself

The lead up to the latter part of the second semester can a busy time and it’s important that you also take a break. Whether it’s an episode of your favourite programme, a snack, or a meet up with some friends, make sure you aren’t overloading yourself with unrealistic goals and spend some time doing the things you enjoy!

  1. Still in Manchester?

If you’re staying in Manchester, why not drop in to the International Society for an Easter treat? They have events running throughout the University closure dates. Find out more here.