The University has over 150 workplaces, from college and department libraries to common rooms and cafés. Students are often completely unaware of this wealth of choice available to them, and often end up crowding into the flagship libraries or studying in their rooms.
Workplace Finder is a University of Oxford Innovation Challenge project which seeks to change this by providing a simple but comprehensive directory of the University's workspaces. Using the site, users can browse photographs of potential workplaces, consult opening hours and input search criteria in order to find somewhere which fits their particular needs and preferences. For example, you might need to find a quiet workplace where you can bring a hot drink and plug in a laptop. Another student might be looking for somewhere which will be open from 9am, has a livelier atmosphere and plenty of light.