What's happening in Senate House
Changes in Campus Heart - we've been busy this summer
We’re building a new food court, Bristol SU café/bar and a new information point in the centre of campus. To get your new Student Hub up and running as soon as possible, the building will be open while the work continues on the lower floors.
The Bristol SU Living Room and study seats will be available on L4 and the PGR Hub is on L2. The information point, the Student Visa Office and the Income Office and Credit Control have moved to 5 Tyndall Avenue. Please bear with us while we create this exciting new space at the heart of our community.
We'll post regular updates on our newsfeed too, and aim to keep you informed about what’s happening when.
Will Senate House stay open during building work?
We are taking a staged approach to refurbishment, so building work will take place whilst Senate House is in use, to bring it online as a student support and social hub as early possible.
After a short closure of the building over the Summer, the building's upper floors will reopen Monday 23 September 2019, and will remain open throughout the building work.
Will teaching take place during the building work?
Due to space constraints, some classes will be timetabled into Senate House during construction.
What about the noise? Will we still be able to work in the building?
The most disruptive work happened over the Summer of 2019 when most people were away, but the staged refurbishment means there will be noise and disruption day to day until construction has finished.
We'll try and let you know as much as possible about days when things might get particulalry noisy, so you can make other plans.
What will happen to the study spaces in Senate House?
Study spaces are still available at Senate House, on L3, L4, and L5. Alternative study space are available in the Hawthorns study centre, or at the ASSL.
What will be in Senate House when the work is finished?
In 2020, Senate House will bring together new student social and support services;
- A large food court with seating for over 300 people will be open to everyone in our community, offering a wide range of food choices throughout the day
- A new SU café / bar will provide another great place to meet and relax
- A new Student Information Service will offer help, wellbeing and student support
- All alongside the popular Bristol SU Living Room and the Postgraduate Research Hub.
Where can I find out more?
At every stage we will try to keep you informed about noise and disruption, so you know what’s happening when and where.
Regular updates will be posted on the newsfeed, in and around Senate House and via Faculties, Schools and on channels like the Portal and on the Your Bristol blog.
If you have any feedback or concerns please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.