Before you ask, yes, that cover photo is of me.
If you’re here, it means you must be interested in where I find myself studying most often. You came to the right place, because I will now tell you just where that is. There is one disclaimer though: I use the word “study” lightly as I usually just end up getting distracted and drinking coffee.
(this is also me)
1. My Room
Okay. I know this one’s obvious, but my room is a pretty productive place for me… sometimes. It’s a pretty special as I happen to live on campus in Pitman Hall. This, paired with being surrounded by all of my belongings, is why I find myself studying in there most often. But sometimes it gets a little distracting, which is why I head to…
2. The Church and Shuter St. Starbucks
Again I know what you’re thinking “Shay, why on earth is the beautiful SLC not next on your list?”. Don’t you worry, we’re getting there. I have no real reason for why I think this is my favourite Starbucks of all time. On the occasions that I head over to this location, it’s when I need to go for a bit of a walk and get off campus. Once I get there.. pure bliss. Plus, sometimes the WiFi isn’t working which means productivity x100.
3. The Student Learning Centre (SLC)
At last, the ultimate study location. I must admit that this building holds a special place in my heart. Being Ryerson’s new hub for campus life and studying, it’s a great place to go for a causal day of working. I either find myself there in the mornings while I’m trying to be productive, or late at night when I need to hammer out an essay or two. Oh yeah, my favourite floor is The Sky Floor (8). Don’t let anyone tell you that any other floor is better…
4. The Transmedia Zone (in the RCC)
This is kind of an RTA thing, but the Transmedia Zone, located on the second floor of the Rogers Communication Centre, is always a hub of activity. During the day it’s crowded with innovators and creators which is pretty inspiring to say the least. At night, only a few restless souls remain – that’s my favourite time. The room is large, with comfy couches, and desk space galore. If it’s 2am and you need a place to jet out, definitely head there. If you’re not in RTA, I’m almost certain that every program has their own room which is similar. (ProCom Practicum Centre what up!)
5. A friends house
…or any space other than your own! The one thing to take away from this is that you need to get away from your desk sometimes! Although I love my room, sometimes the only way for me to get work done is to be in a space that is different than the usual. A friends house will do, as long as they’re not too noisy!
(Shout out to Karin for modelling #Candid)
This list could go on, but those five locations are definitely where I find myself spending the most time. Wherever you end up, I encourage you to develop your own list by exploring the neighbourhood. Where do you think you’ll spend the most time?
PS: There’s a secret piano lurking around campus..