Studying in the same place every day can become monotonous and lead to a lack of motivation. So, switching up the environment in which you study in can help to reignite your motivation and enthusiasm for learning.
A change of scenery can stimulate your mind and help you to think more creatively. This can be especially helpful when working on projects or assignments that require a lot of creative thinking.
Your brain makes associations between the things you learn and the environment in which you learn them, therefore studying in a new setting can help to create new associations and improve memory retention.
Here are our top 5 places off campus in Bangor to study at.
Were sure your already familiar with this building, but Pontio is a great place to study away from your home or uni building. It houses a library with a wide range of resources, as well as a variety of study spaces that are open to the public, ideal for students who need to conduct research for their studies.
The study spaces are designed to accommodate a variety of learning styles and preferences, such as quiet study areas for those who need complete silence to focus, as well as group study rooms for collaborative work. The building also has a cafe on-site, which can be a convenient option for students who need to grab a snack or a drink while studying.
If you fancy a couple of hours studying in the outdoors, this setting is perfect for you. Sitting in the just a short walk from the heart of Bangor, Roman Camp overlooks the stunning Menai Strait!
Not only will this be a refreshing and relaxing setting (on a dry day of course) for you to study at, but you’ll also help improve your mood, mental and physical health by being out in the nature, getting your steps in and exposing yourself to sunlight.
Take a blanket and picnic and set up on the grass or make use of the benches scattered around.
For the studiers who enjoy and concentrate better with some background noise, Bangor Pier may be suitable for you. Here, you can enjoy a stroll before and after you study, as well as beautiful surrounding views. There are many benches along the pier for you to sit at, as well as a café at the end with seating areas.
Although a fantastic setting, you may want to check the weather before heading here, it can get quite windy towards the end.
The Belgian Promenade
Perhaps you feel like getting out of Bangor completely, if so, The Belgian Promenade in Menai Bridge is a great town to head on to. This outdoor location is just a short walk or drive over the Menai Suspension Bridge, and you’ll be able to set yourself up on many options of greenery as well as benches scattered along the edge of the water. The town also has many small locally run cafes for you to enjoy a spot of lunch at.
Studying in a café is super convenient, with coffee on tap and food just an order away, you can get sunk in for hours. Phoenix café in Bangor has a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, and it is a popular spot for students thanks to its large seating area with free Wi-Fi and power outlets.
You can indulge in a wide range of affordable food and drink options, including vegetarian and vegan choices.
There are also many other independent coffee shops that you can pick from, including;
Blue Sky Cafe
Yugen Coffee House
Kyffin Cafe Deli