Why does Zoom ask for a passcode when I try to enter the Focus Rooms?
You have to log in to zoom before clicking the link to the Focus Room. If you are asked for a password simply exit, log into zoom, and try again!
What are Mindfulness sessions?
Our Mindfulness sessions are designed to give you the study break you need, while taking care of your mental wellbeing and productivity needs. They are hosted every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 19:30BST. You can find out more about what Mindfulness is here.
Why is there no audio?
Do I have to pay for the Focus Room?
Do we have a separate platform for socialising?
Why do people use StudyStream?
The key purpose is for accountability while studying. We study better when there are others doing the same thing! A lot of our users also like the platform because they never have to feel alone while studying.
What is everyone doing?
Students and professionals use the focus rooms to study alongside others in order to increase their productivity.
Who are these people? Is this real?
Yes! These are real students/professionals (just like you) from around the world that use the platform for accountability and motivation, as well as for an opportunity to meet others.
Safeguarding and Security
What are StudyStream's age restrictions?
You must be 16+ to use the StudyStream Zoom rooms. If this is the case then make sure to go to the appropriate server for either pre-university students or university students.
Is StudyStream safe?
What safety measures are in place?
What do you do about offenders?
Can other users contact me on StudyStream if I dont want them to?
We disable chat and audio in our zoom rooms to ensure this cannot happen. We advise that if a user does not want to be contacted outside the platform, they should ensure that their username on zoom, which they can easily change while in the meeting, does not contain their full name or any social media handles.
People are being distracting - what should I do?
If people are being distracting but not violating community guidelines we recommend using the arrow keys to find a gallery view that suits your co-working needs.
I can't see other people's webcams - the screens are all black. Is it only me?
Why do some users raise their hands in the Focus Rooms?
Some users choose to raise their hand to pin their video to the front of the focus room, this helps others find them more easily and keep track of their video.
Can I share my social media?
Sharing socials in your Zoom name is a personal choice, however, we would like to remind you that doing so will allow you to be contacted outside of our platform, where we will be unable to safely monitor any messages you receive.
What do I do if a server is full?
We would recommend try joining again, or trying a different server. Alternatively, many users have chosen to support us by paying for premium rooms, which give them guaranteed access at all times.
Why can’t I unmute / why can’t we talk?
When does it start?
There is no specific start time, the Zoom focus rooms are available 24/7, so you can join whenever it’s convenient for you.
When will the teacher join?
These are self-directed study sessions with other students, as such no teachers or instructors will be joining to lead the sessions. The people in the focus rooms are simply there to motivate each other, and everyone is doing their own individual work—similar to a library!