As summer envelopes our medical school, a challenge persists that casts a shadow over our exam preparation – the premature closure of the Preston library. This predicament hits hard, especially for those returning late from placements and students facing summer resit exams, compromising their essential study routines.
Placements usually end at 4pm, integral to our medical education, sometimes extend into the evening hours. However, our access to quiet study spaces diminishes with the early closure of the library, hindering our ability to review and consolidate vital information acquired during these experiences. For those preparing for summer resit exams, the library's early closure poses a significant challenge. Extended study hours are not a luxury but a necessity for comprehensive revision and academic success.
In response to this challenge, we propose two solutions:
Extended Library Hours:
Extend the operating hours of the Preston library during the summer months. This adjustment will provide a conducive environment for focused study, fostering academic excellence among the medical student community.
Alternate Study Spaces:
If extending library hours proves challenging, consider providing alternate dedicated study spaces with extended hours. These spaces should ideally have access to strong and stable Wi-Fi ensuring accessibility to online resources.
By addressing this concern, the administration not only supports the academic success of medical students but also fosters a culture of understanding and collaboration. We extend our gratitude for ongoing efforts to enhance student experiences and hope for a positive resolution that bridges the study gap for medical students during the crucial summer months. The future of healthcare depends on well-prepared, resilient medical professionals, and by addressing this concern, we collectively contribute to that brighter future.