Communal areas

Within our residences there are several communal spaces which can be used to study. There are communal spaces within the following residences:

Birks Grange Village (catered)

There is a small TV room next to the dining room in Central Block which all Birks Grange Village residents may use as well as a general social space opposite the convenience store.  This room may be used for functions and events that have been organised by the Guild.  If you wish to use the space for anything other than general use please contact the Residence Manger or submit your request via the online event form. . The social space is available to use by both catered and self-catered residents.

There is a common room in Moberly House (for use by Moberly residents only) located on the ground floor of B Block.

Birks Grange Village (self-catered)

A social dining room 'The Grange' is available in Ross House (H Block), Birks Grange Village and has been created in partnership with our external residence provider, UPP.

The area has been modernised and refurbished to create an open social space that can be booked out by students living in the Birks Grange Village for events and private functions.

See our YouTube video about The Grange to see what it looks like and how students are utilising the space.

Holland Hall and Mardon

There is a TV/ common room and study area in Mardon (for use of Mardon residents only) whilst the TV/ social space next to the Reception area at Holland Hall is available to all residents.  These rooms may be used for functions and events that have been organised by the Guild.  If you wish to use the space for anything other than general use please contact the Residence Manager or submit your request via the online event form.  The social space at Holland Hall is available to use by both catered and self-catered residents.

Exeter Halls

Lounges are available at Lopes, where TVs are available to all residents.

Study areas are situated on the ground floor of Lopes Main Wing and are available for residents requiring a quiet area for study. 

Rowancroft and St Lukes

The main common room for the use of all residents is located in Cross Keys Bar in North Cloisters. Other communal spaces with wifi include:

Students’ Guild – the Students’ Guild (Student Union) has offices at St Luke’s, situated at the side of North Cloisters.

Cross Keys Bar – is the main common room for the use of all residents, irrespective of house. It is situated on the end of North Cloisters and is open on designated nights during the week and for special events – opening times will be displayed. Charges apply for drinks and snacks consumed.

Amongst other activities, the bar hosts the legendary Saturday night ‘Bop’ starting at 10pm.  Cross Keys also functions as a common room for residents from all houses and is equipped with a big-screen television regularly screening films and major sporting events, a pool table and a darts board.

Cloisters Cafe – offers a space where residents can relax and escape from the hustle and bustle of the campus.  Coffee and cakes are served from 8.30am-3.30pm. Lunch is served from 12pm to 2pm.

Computer room - there is a 24-hour access computer room situated in Haighton to which your University ID card gains you access.

Library - in addition to the main University Library on the Streatham Campus, St Luke’s Library is available for residents looking for a place for quiet study. The Library is open from 9am – 9pm Monday to Friday with shorter opening hours on Saturday and Sunday.

For more details about using any of the communal spaces within residence please contact your residence reception.