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Updates from the Jerwood Library Trinity Hall

Jerwood Library photo competition — 19/10/2018

Jerwood Library photo competition

Share your images of the Jerwood Library with us and you could win a £30 Amazon voucher!

To celebrate 20 years of the Jerwood Library we are running a photo competition. We’re asking you to capture beautiful and interesting images of the Jerwood, revealing what it means to you, or why you love it.

Whether it’s the architecture, the interior spaces, the views, or the people you meet there, or how the library supports your studies or research, we’d love to see your photos. We’re looking for a combination of photography skills and interesting subjects. Bonus marks for creativity!

The winning photo will be displayed in the Jerwood Library and on the library website and social media. It may also be shared in College and other publications.

Entries will be accepted until 23:59 on Sunday 4 November 2018.

How to enter

Email the photos as an attachment to and use Photo competition as the subject.

Please include the following information with your submission email:

  • Your name
  • Course (and year of study)
  • For each photograph: the Photo name/title

The rules

  • You must be a current student at Trinity Hall
  • The photo must be your own work
  • Photos should be high resolution (ideally 300dpi) and submitted in jpeg, png or tiff format. Please match the file name with the photo name in your email
  • There is a limit of 3 photos per entrant.
  • If your photo/s feature recognisable people, you are responsible for making sure they know what the picture is for, that it may be used in Trinity Hall publications and webpages and that they consent to being photographed
  • Permission for use by Trinity Hall on their website, in publications and other promotional material is granted and assumed by entry into the competition.
  • If your entry is chosen as a winner, you agree to having your submission displayed in the Jerwood Library and used on the library website and library social media.

The shortlist will be selected by Library staff and the winner decided by vote at the library’s anniversary event on 9th November.

Library support during exam time — 01/05/2018

Library support during exam time

The idea of having to spend the next few weeks shut away in your room revising can become very overwhelming. It can be very easy to get stressed about how much work you have to do, but it’s so important to put your mental health first.

To help support your wellbeing the library offers the following:

Breaks for squash and biscuits

Having regular breaks is important! Join us for free squash, biscuits and fruit every Tuesday and Thursday this term at 3pm, starting on 1st May. We’ll be on the terrace in good weather or just outside the library entrance if it’s raining.

Wellbeing books

The library has a great Welfare collection, with books that offer general advice about maintaining good mental health and dealing with anxiety. You can find them on the lower ground floor and they can be borrowed anonymously for as long as you need them.:animal-3334181_640.jpg

Relaxing films and books

Make some time to relax. Working constantly isn’t productive: when you’re tired and stressed, you can’t take information in. Why not borrow one of our DVDS (2nd floor) or a good book to help you relax?

Study and exam skills

We have lots of books to help you develop your study and exam skills. Find them on the 1st floor (371).

Useful links

Student wellbeing Tips on dealing with exam stress.

Student Minds Resources on dealing with exam stress.

Cambridge University exams Information relating to exams at Cambridge.

College guide to exams Exams advice and information on additional quiet study space.

Good luck!

We wish you the best of luck with your exams. If you have any feedback or suggestions on the kind of support you’d like to see around exams in future please get in touch with us.

Desk Clearing in the library- Maximising study space! — 23/04/2018

Desk Clearing in the library- Maximising study space!

pexels-photo-213015.jpegAs it’s exam term we have now re-introduced desk clearing in the library.

This means that from Monday 23 April, desks will be cleared of unattended belongings every two hours (between 9am and 8pm).

Desks will also be fully cleared every weekday morning with all bags, books, papers & laptops left in a specific location on each floor.

The Library is a working space for everyone. Study space is in very high demand, especially coming up to and during exam time.The Jerwood library gets very busy this term and everyone who needs to use a desk should have an equal chance to use them. This means that if you are leaving the library for an extended period (particularly overnight) you should clear the work space, or it may well be cleared for you!

The College is also providing extra quiet study space and you can check which rooms are available here.

Finally, to find additional study space around Cambridge in libraries and cafes, use Spacefinder, which helps you to find the perfect study space for you!