There’s a lot of debate over the advantages of giving students 24/7 services. On the one hand, these facilities have become a major selling point for prospective students and an aspect of university life that earns a lot of points in student satisfaction. At the same time, there’s the burnout worry of students routinely putting in all-nighters, e.g. in the 24-hour library.
The concern is that with greater flexibility comes the irresistible temptation to develop unhealthy study and sleep schedules. Unsurprisingly there’s also much scrutiny of the potential overheads involved in providing these services.
However, neither behavioural nor financial drawbacks apply when offering a 24/7 resource booking service with connect2. It’s an online system that requires no staff assistance in the small hours of the night. Neither does it encourage undisciplined, last-minute study habits. In fact, connect2 university customers will tell you it nurtures the very opposite in student behaviour.
As an online facility, connect2 encourages students to plan ahead and be better organised for their assignments, developing a more professional attitude to their studies. It is also hugely convenient: students no longer need to visit the equipment store desk during opening hours to check on availability, or enquire by email and wait for a response. Instead they use the connect2 online system to view availability of equipment and make their own bookings...