Open all day / all night

Helpdesk hours:
Monday to Friday 
8.00am – 8.00pm
Saturday and Sunday  10.00am – 6.00pm

Student Services, Careers and Learning Services have all moved to Catalyst and can be accessed through the Catalyst Helpdesk on the ground floor.

Telephone: 01695 650800 (ext 7800)

The desk provides the first point of contact for all three services. It offers help and information around Wellbeing and Counselling, Careers, Disability Support, Library and Learning Services, Money Advice, Accommodation, (including Halls Fees team, and Campus Life) as well as Transitions and the Chaplaincy.

We have 900 study spaces, almost 500 PCs which includes 108 loanable laptops.

We offer a wide range of study spaces for all your learning and research needs. In terms of collaborative working, there are a variety of spaces on the ground floor and bookable group rooms on the ground and 2nd floor.

3 bookable group rooms and 2 bookable presentation pods (all IT enabled)

Group tables and seating

Huts suitable for 3 or 4 people

PCs including specialist IT and software

Self-issue machines

Book returns

Quiet study

Books 001 – 399

Self-issue machine

9 appointment rooms (suitable for individual study) bookable after 6.00pm and at the weekend


Quiet study

Books 400 – 999

Self-issue machine

6 bookable group rooms – variety of sizes

Study pods with power sockets for more private working


Silent study

19 bookable individual study spaces


We also have a new student training room where we will be delivering study sessions; wellbeing; careers events and  our UniSkills activity.  The Willow room is on the 1st Floor and has a capacity of 20.  The facilities include collaborative tables with full presentation equipment.

There are printing stations available on all floors and 1st and 2nd floor areas also have self-issue machines so you can issue books as you work.  Vending facilities can be found on the ground and 3rd floor.  You will also see our helpdesk team roving across all floors, offering help and support when you need it.  Please just ask.

We do have a coffee shop on the ground floor 53.3 degrees North, who are on hand with barista coffee.

We look forward to welcoming you to Catalyst.