Win a Raspberry Pi by sharing your top study location
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Starting today, you could win a Raspberry Pi starter kit by simply sharing your top study location. Whether it’s a library corner that sparks your creative flair or a coffee shop that does a motivational selection of pastries (because everyone needs to be rewarded for their hard work), educational company Pearson want to know where it is that students study best – and they’ll reward you for your knowledge-sharing with the chance to win a mini computer. Launched earlier this year, Inspired Locations of Learning is a new student app, created by Pearson, that brings together Foursquare’s data and students’ tips to reveal the best and most inspiring study locations around universities and cities. From leafy parks to chilly castles, the app has already listed more than 200 top learning spots from the US to Indonesia - and you’ll usually find good coffee and decent wifi close at hand. Finding the right spot to study is often a challenge – libraries are often overcrowded and campuses can be full of distractions – but with a database of (possibly well-hidden) locations at hand you shouldn’t have to worry about finding a spare seat in the overcrowded reading room for long. Research by the University of Salford has shown that factors in the physical study environment such as noise, light and air quality can affect academic progress over a year by as much as 25% - so where you choose to set up your books could even mean the difference between that elusive 2:1 and, well, not achieving it. Everyone who downloads the app during the competition period is in with a chance of winning a Raspberry Pi. The app is available to download for free here, and works on any iOS or Android device. Don’t forget to share your top study venue when you’ve downloaded it to be in with a chance of winning. Good luck! Enter the competition here. Read the full terms and conditions here.