• Ryan Calleja Urry

Winter Is Coming 😩 Here Are 6 Underrated Uni Spots To Protect You From The Rain ☔️

November's coming up real quick, it's officially rain season. Now, cuddling up to some Netflix with a hot drink is always super cosy, but getting caught in the rain and crowding into a fully packed canteen like a box of sardines? Not so much.

So, to save you from such a terrible nightmare, we've compiled a super convenient list of spots that are perfect for you to chill out at during the coming stormy weather.

P.S. If you want to know exactly how to reach these spots, there's a handy map with matching numbers at the end of this article 😉

1 - The Chapel 🙏

Not trying to force you down the path of priesthood here I promise, it's just genuinely a cool spot. The church has been sheltering people for centuries so you know they have experience in keeping people comfortable. You don't even have to enter the chapel either, there's a nice foyer where you can hide from the cold, offering tea and coffee completely free of charge, AND they've got a microwave! Hallelujah.

2 - I.T. Services 🤓

The most modern and aesthetically pleasing spot on our list, located opposite the ICT Block, here you can find a great workspace with tables as well as sofas, a pretty good choice if you're looking to collaborate on some group work with your fellow students.

3 - The New Redbull Chill Zone 🛋

Located on the right side of the canteen as you're walking towards the counter, this spot is super cosy. There are swings, bunk beds, cushions, and it's a great way to spice up your canteen visits. Careful though, this option is usually kinda busy.

when the bunk beds aren't taken

4 - Faculty Of I.C.T. Common Room ⚡️

We know how tough it can be to find empty classes at uni, thankfully, this common room is always available. To access it, just visit level -1 in Block B of the I.T. Faculty. They've got sockets to charge your devices, and plenty of seating to recharge your legs too.

5 - The Old Humanities Building 📝

Another good place to chill would be the reception area of the old humanities block, they've got good seating options with some sofas and a few stools.

Apart from that, you get the convenience of being able to ask the receptionists any general uni-related questions, like how to get to certain rooms, or whether or not you should kill your assignment partner because they can't put together a simple 3 slide presentation.

literally within 5 minutes of group work

6 - The Library 📚

God forbid you actually get some work done right? Well, you should. Although a lot of the above spots we've mentioned are good for chilling, they're also good for working too, and the library is no exception. It's a classic option that we all know, but it's also one of the best places to head to when you need a distraction-free experience.

Bonus! - Your Reclined Car Seat 🚘

If all else fails, your car can serve as a pretty comfortable private room, especially if you have a buddy to keep you company. You can get some work done on your laptop, do some studying, or just quietly listen to the pitter-patter of rainfall on your windscreen as you contemplate your overwhelming workload, very peaceful.

Spot Locations - Numbered According To Above List

Hopefully, this list helps you out in the coming winter season, and reduces the amount of time you spend getting soaked in quad 😅