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The Bristol SU Loft is now open

The Bristol SU Loft is a space for students to study and collaborate, or relax and meet friends. There is a kitchen with facilities for you to reheat food and make hot drinks, and plenty of plug sockets for charging your phone. Situated on the Upper Ground floor of Senate House, the Bristol SU Loft also provides a place on campus to meet with SU representatives and find out more about what’s going on at the SU and how you can get involved.

Students using the Bristol SU Loft will still be required to follow coronavirus guidance on groups sizes and social distancing.

The Bristol SU Loft joins the already established SU Living Rooms as student spaces managed by your SU on campus. The first Living Room was launched to great success in 2018 with overwhelmingly positive feedback from students who appreciated the space as a place to relax and connect with friends.


Can I book the Bristol SU Loft for my student group?

Due to covid restrictions it won’t be possible to book the Bristol SU Loft for group activity this academic year.

From autumn 2021 onwards, we’re hoping the space will be open for clubs, societies and networks to use, providing that others can use the space even if they’re not joining in. We’re working to have a booking system in place similar to the Bristol SU Living Room.

What facilities are in the Bristol SU Loft?

The loft is equipped with a kitchen with hot water for hot drinks, plenty of plug sockets for charging phones, and a variety of different seating and furniture suitable for both individuals and groups. From September onwards the kitchen will be equipped with microwaves and tea and coffee making supplies.

What’s the difference between the Bristol SU Loft and the Bristol SU Living Room?

The Bristol SU Living Room was designed specifically to facilitate relaxation and community building, and reduce isolation. It’s a space where you don’t need to think about work, and we’ll try not to bother you with too many SU campaigns.

The Bristol SU Loft is more of a collaborative co-working space. You might choose to study here or work on group projects. You might want to hold committee meetings, or just want somewhere to eat your lunch. We’ll be a lot more visible in the Bristol SU Loft, so you can expect to run into Bristol SU representatives or be able to find out more about campaigns. We hear a lot that the SU feels too far from campus – so we’re bringing a slice of the SU to you.

Will the Bristol SU Loft be open over the summer?

The Beckford and Bristol SU Loft will be open throughout the summer in line with Senate House opening times.




We're always looking for feedback from students about how we could improve our spaces. Let us know what you think of the new Bristol SU Loft!