We all know how fun going out can be and how nice it is to have a deep conversation at 3 am with someone you just met, but after a couple of months you will start looking for quiet moments. Or if you are like me, and never really got around partying, then you will love the list I just put together now! Below you will find the most peaceful places on campus.
3. The lakes
Ahh, my favourite reading place! During summer this is the ideal location to relax – Just lay down and listen as the wind picks up and nature’s music starts. Soon enough you will realise there are loads of rabbits around and that they are very friendly. And if that’s not exactly your cup of tea, you can always get attacked by the ducks (just kidding they are nice…as long as you don’t feed them. Otherwise, they will follow you everywhere.)
2. The sports field at night
I have to admit it took me quite a while to discover this place. Usually, during the day it’s full of people playing football or any other sportsy things that athletic people do (I wouldn’t know), but after the sun sets it’s a whole different story! So, if you enjoy long walks during the night followed by stargazing, then this is the perfect place for you. And if you want to be romantic, it might be a very good place for a first date (you can thank me later).
1. The Secret Garden
Shhh this is top secret information! Don’t tell anyone I told you. You might be thinking to yourself: “Why is it secret?”. Well, this place is one of the most sought after locations on campus by final years as it has everything you need to be able to study, from benches to tables, it has everything you need to be able to revise or read without getting interrupted, and it happens to be outside as well. On top of that, there are snack machines intelligently placed close to you from which you can treat yourself with things like chocolate bars and coffee. And if that wasn’t enough, there are also computers with projectors available right next to the garden. What I used to do was work on my assignments inside, and after an hour or two just go for a break and relax in the garden. Getting a breath of fresh air and enjoying the nature used to recharge my batteries in a matter of minutes.
At the end of the day, though, I’d say that the best place for you is the one where you feel most comfortable in. Who knows, maybe the library is closer to your liking or the noisy background in SU Bar helps you maintain focus. What’s important is to explore. So go out there, try all the wonderful things the campus has to offer and I am sure you will eventually find your little piece of heaven (I know I did!).