For students, it’s important to have the space where they’re able to concentrate and focus on their studies. Revision is just as vital to university life as socialising, but just how many students are actually able to find that study space in their halls?
The modern student tenant wants a designated study area within their residence, in order to enable the revision and work that will make their student journey successful – and many landlords and property developers are starting to recognise this. To put this into perspective, we’ve considered some of the many benefits that come with in-house study spaces.
The biggest benefit to having a study space in your student property is offering your residents an environment that is dedicated to concentration and focus, which in turn improves their quality of studying. University libraries are often too full and too noisy to get any valuable work done, so knowing that there is a devoted space in your property will reassure your tenants and offer them a safety net.
If the property in question is a halls of residence, having study areas placed around the building (as opposed to within each student flat) is beneficial, because it lowers the costs for landlords and developers, and it also eliminates disturbances that could occur for students trying to work.
To benefit those in student houses, ensuring there is sufficient working space and appropriate furniture is imperative. Landlords may not have the luxury of designating separate areas as study spaces, but this doesn’t mean students can’t benefit. Having furniture such as desks, comfortable chairs, lamps, and even multiple electrical outlets (to cater for the needs of your working students) will help to benefit your students’ productivity.
Students often have to take part in group assignments, so if a residence offers sufficient space in which this group work can take place, it will be at an advantage But on a more basic level, being at university and revising for exams is a very stressful time, so giving students the chance to share their workloads with fellow students in a suitable environment is a plus.
Group working zones encourage study discussions and give students the chance to share ideas and studying techniques. The top benefit to easily accessible group work zones is emitting the atmosphere of community. Students will be able to work together and create their own reliable study groups, where they can complete any work or revision they need.
Earlier, we mentioned that study spaces are partnered with focus and concentration. When the surrounding environment is immersed in the notion of working, it benefits students to produce a higher quality of work.
Study spaces help to increase information retention levels, meaning students will benefit from absorbing more information and will save time studying. The benefit of saving time is key for students who usually have numerous deadlines they need to meet.
A comfortable and easily accessible study space will have a positive impact on students’ wellbeing and happiness. Knowing that there is a specific space to go – where they can dedicate valuable time studying – helps to reduce stress levels, in turn creating a much more productive and happy student.
Study spaces add extra benefits to a student’s academic lifestyle. With many students opting out of working or revising at university, home study spaces are starting to become a necessity for both students’ university success and personal well-being.