About the Student Centre

The Student Centre is the new heart of UCL's Bloomsbury campus, providing 1,000 additional study spaces and enhancing the student experience.

The Student Centre is currently closed

Following guidance regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), the Student Centre has been closed and there will be no access to any part of the building until further notice.

This closure includes the Student Enquiries Centre, the Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing Support drop-in sessions spaces and the Cafe on Floor 3.

If you have any questions or require support during this time, get in touch with us through askUCL, our online student enquiries system

All images taken December 2018 before installation of furniture and fittings. 

What is the Student Centre?

Opened in February 2019, the Student Centre is a brand new building, designed from the ground up with the needs of students at its heart.

It provides practical support through a new Student Enquiries Centre, and with 1,000 new study spaces and new routes across campus, it radically improves the way you move and learn at UCL.

The sustainably designed and built new Student Centre is a focal point for study, events and student life - an essential space to think, explore, collaborate, discover and challenge.

The Student Centre is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every single day of the year. Access to all areas of the building apart from the public atrium requires a UCL staff or current student ID card.

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The Student Centre includes a number of facilities and unique spaces spread across 8 floors:

  • Floor B2: Prayer Room, Meditation Room, ablution facilities, showers
  • Floor B1: Study spaces
  • Ground Floor: Reception, study spaces, access to Gordon Street, access to the South Quad
  • Mezzanine: Study spaces, access to Japanese Garden and the Wilkins Building
  • Floor 1: Student Enquiries Centre, ISD Helpdesk, drop-ins and appointments (Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing Support), open study space
  • Floor 2: Quiet study rooms, group rooms, open study space
  • Floor 3: Cafe, quiet study rooms, group rooms
  • Floor 4: Terrace, social study room, group room

Study spaces

The Student Centre sets the highest standards in quality of learning spaces, with areas specifically tailored for research, collaboration and peer learning – so you can concentrate on independent study or collaborative learning in the way that works best for you.

The spaces available include networked computer rooms, desk space, group study rooms and open-plan study areas.

The 1,000 new study spaces, situated in a calm and modern environment, are a transformative addition to the campus that dramatically improve student experience at UCL. They increase the total number of study spaces at UCL to 5,391. 

Student Enquiries Centre

The Student Enquiries Centre on Floor 1 is a hub for support, where you can get help with a wide variety of questions you may have.

The team, from Student Support and Wellbeing, can handle an expanded range of queries related to your student record, exams, opportunities to study abroad, library services, information technology and more.

Find out more about the Student Enquiries Centre

Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing Support team 

Bringing enquiry and support services from Student Support and Wellbeing together in a single location helps to ensure the support you need is convenient and accessible. 

The Student Support and Wellbeing drop-in sessions (for the Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing Support team) are available every working day on Floor 1, so you can see an appropriate adviser quickly without needing an appointment.

The team's consultation rooms are a calm and supportive space for you to discuss any issues affecting your ability to study.

Find out more about disability support

Find out more about mental health and wellbeing support

ISD Helpdesk

For any issues related to IT, from WiFi to printing, students have access to a dedicated ISD Helpdesk on Floor 1.

Public art

Permanent displays of public art in the Student Centre, alongside temporary exhibitions, enrich the physical and intellectual environment for the whole UCL community.

The Student Centre showcases inspiring new artworks by UCL alumna and Turner Prize winner Rachel Whiteread and Thomson & Craighead (Jon Thomson is a member of staff from UCL's Slade School of Fine Art). 


The Student Centre is located next to UCL's Bloomsbury Theatre, at 27-28 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0AW. It is accessible from both Gordon Street and the Japanese Garden.

Through the Japanese Garden, the Student Centre links to the South Cloisters in the Wilkins Building and out into the Front Quad, providing a fully pedestrianised and accessible new route across campus from Gower Street to Gordon Street.

The Student Centre also provides a cut-through to the South Quad and Malet Place.