Having a workspace that works for you will make writing your thesis much easier. In particular, you need a space that is comfortable, quiet, and where you can limit distractions. Registered students writing their thesis are welcome to make use of the workspaces that are available on the University campus - in their School/Department or the University Library.
Most larger Schools/Departments have their own computer labs and/or a dedicated study space for research students. Ask your supervisor if you are unsure what is available.
Additionally, the University Library has a number of comfortable study spaces in the David Wilson Library building. These are designated for quiet or silent study. PCs are available in the same building in the PC Zones on Floors 1, 2, and 3. The IT Rooms on the ground floor may also be used when not booked for teaching. Wi-fi access is available throughout the building.
The David Wilson Library building is also home to the Graduate School Reading Room - a dedicated workspace for postgraduate students featuring formal and informal study spaces as well as a quiet work space. The Graduate School Reading Room is located on Floor 1 and you will need to your library card to enter.
Please note that students who have taken their viva examination and been referred for resubmission must pay a fee to retain access to the University Library - contact the Graduate Office for further advice.
If you are based away from Leicester, you may want to investigate your local public library and see whether it provides a suitable environment for working on your thesis. Most larger libraries have quiet workspaces and you can find details of your local library here or contact your local authority. Do remember to check with the library first whether you need to be a member to use the workspaces as well as any rules regarding entry times, use of personal laptops, etc.
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