Permanent and Temporary Study Spaces

We are providing a significant number of new permanent and temporary study spaces to support you during this year’s summer exams.

You asked us for more study spaces close to the Forum and we have now created an additional 316 study spaces – not including those being created in Peter Chalk and Amory whilst construction work takes place.

The Sanctuary will also be available for study this year, as well as the Peter Chalk and Newman buildings. We are also extending access to La Touche café study spaces.

Where can I find the study spaces and when are they available?

New permanent spaces will be available in the following areas from the dates highlighted:

  • Forum Library Media Room (-1 level) (24 spaces)
  • Forum Law Library (22 spaces) 

Temporary Study Spaces will be available in the following areas:

  • Forum Career Zone (32 spaces) 
  • Forum Exploration Lab 2 (64 spaces) 
  • Usage of the Sanctuary during exam time (174 spaces) (excluding 24 and 25 April)
  • Peter Chalk Seminar Rooms (90 spaces). This is a temporary replication of the study spaces nearing build completion in the Peter Chalk Hub
  • La Touche café study spaces – 24hour weekday opening during exam revision period and additional power to some tables. (Café hours will remain as normal) 
  • Peter Chalk cafe - (and study spaces), will be open 9-3pm from the start of term

These spaces will be available until the end of the May exam period – after this time they will revert to normal use.

Replacement Study Space – Amory

We are creating an exciting new space in Amory which will include a café, new study spaces and Information Point. Whilst this construction work takes place, study space within Amory will be affected, but you will be able to access the 90 seater quiet study space - access externally, and available 24hours.

We are also providing replacement study spaces in rooms Amory C417 and C501 (118 in total).

Quiet Reading Spaces

To provide further support this summer, we are piloting a number of 'quiet reading' spaces. These will be in the following areas:

  • Forum Auditorium (from 8 May)
  • Newman Lecture theatres

Whilst not a study space, these rooms will offer a quiet space for final preparations before exams. These will be available during the exam period, from 8 May and will be open until 5.30pm every day. (6pm in Newman).

Signs will be placed at each study space to clearly show whether the space is for quiet or general study. When using these spaces please be considerate of everyone using them.