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Sensory Refresh

The library's Sensory Refresh events are interactive sessions with activities to help you explore your sensory profile. These are events you can drop in and out of, and free refreshments are available throughout.

We will keep you informed of when the next session is. It is likely to be in Term 1, 2024.

You can also explore below to find out more about what our sessions are like, and what resources the Library has to support accessible, independent study.

Sensory Workspace

The Library is also running a Sensory WorkspaceLink opens in a new window event this term. This is an event which combines Sensory Refresh and Write Here Write NowLink opens in a new window.

Explore Your Sense of Sound:

1) Interactive Quizzes

Complete our two sound quizzes below to explore your sense of sound.

Library Sound Quiz

Wacky Sounds Quiz

2) Soundscapes

You can also explore (customisable) extended soundscapes through this link. Soundscapes can be perfect for winding down or for creating a calming study environment.

Explore Your Sense of Sight:

1) Lights

Have you contemplated how light effects your study? Watch the included video to see examples of lights that have been used in our Sensory Refresh event. Plus, the following image depicts a Sensory Refresh set-up designed for exploring different lighting (as well as different seating options). Different lighting options are also available in our Sensory Study Rooms.

2) Coloured Overlays

Do any of the following coloured overlays aid your reading? Do you think any other colours might help?

You can also borrow overlays like this from the Helpdesk on floor 1 on the Library.

Other Library Support

1) Accessible Study RoomsLink opens in a new window

If you are registered with the University Disability Services, you can book the library's Accessible Study RoomsLink opens in a new window. These rooms are perfect for curating a space which suits your unique sensory needs. For instance the rooms have various lighting options (like bubble tubes, LED strip lighting and galaxy star projectors) and seating options available (like rocking chairs, soft seating, wobble cushions and yoga mats).

2) Equipment Available
  • Noise cancelling headphones, coloured overlays and a wide range of other accessibility equipment is available at the Library Helpdesk.
3) Apps and Software

Many apps and software can aid and improve productivity. Below is a list of either University licenced or free tools:

4) Find Out About More Resources Available by Visiting the Accessibility Webpage.


We'd love to hear your thoughts on all of our events. If you've attended an event recently and would like to let us know what you liked or disliked about it, please do fill out this formLink opens in a new window or get in touch via email,