Sometimes we all need to take 10 minutes out of our day to relax, especially during the hectic exam time.
Luckily, both Hope Park and the Creative Campus have a number of places that are perfect for chilling or taking a break from reality. We’ve put together a handy guide of some of our favourite places to relax on campus.
• The Rose Garden
The Rose Garden is a special and unique place at Hope Park and is perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of campus life. Each rose is specifically named after an iconic author or book character, and the QR codes will let you find out a bit more information. So if exam stress is getting a bit too much, head to the Rose Garden.
• The Eden Garden
The Eden Garden is a firm favourite with staff and students. From the intricate maze to the variety of pretty flowers, this garden is one of the best places on campus to relax. So if you’re eating your lunch outside or you’re wanting to take in the scenery, the Eden Garden will allow you to escape from reality, even if it is only for 10 minutes!
• The Rectors Lawn
The Rectors Lawn sits proudly in front of the iconic Hilda Constance Allen Building, most commonly known as the HCA, and is the perfect place for you to take a break and enjoy the sunshine. Also, if you look closely between the hedges you’ll spot a true hidden gem! So whether you want to chill with friends, revise in the open air or even sunbathe, the Rectors Lawn will tick all of those boxes.
• The Quad
Situated just outside the Health Sciences Building is the peaceful and relaxing quad area. This little sun trap is a great place for a time out, and the fountains and lawn provide you with a beautiful backdrop. Perfect for an Instagram photo!
• The Business School Garden
The Business School is home to a secluded garden that allows you to take a breath and get away from the hustle and bustle of university life. The benches in the quad are great for some peaceful revision or a catch up with friends, and you don’t have to be a Business student to take advantage of this hidden gem.
• Angel Field
The Creative Campus is home to the beautiful Angel Field Garden, which not only provides a place of beauty and serenity, but is also a place where you can revise in peace and quiet. The picturesque fountains, the impressive angel statue and the quiet reflective spaces are an award-winning oasis in the heart of the city.
• The Blossom tree
The iconic blossom tree is always a welcome sight at the entrance to the University and is also a stunning place to relax on campus. The eye-catching cherry blossom provides a splash of colour that can brighten up anyone’s day.
• Calderstones Park
It may not be on campus, but the beautiful Calderstones Park is only a short walk away from Hope Park. The stunning park features 94-acres of woodland, a large lake and plenty of picturesque field; there’s even a 1,000-year-old oak tree. If you need a little break from campus then head over to the park for a catch up with friends or some quiet time alone.