Student study spaces

There are a variety of places to study across the university campuses and the library, with a mixture of facilities and space. Some resources are also available to access remotely.

Please note that due to current restrictions, study areas are not available for group events, activities, or as a place to spend time socialising and relaxing. In addition, spaces that are available during the day close between 5-6pm (dependent upon seminars and activities taking place). In line with Government legislation in England, face coverings are mandatory in some University settings, including our library, which is a Joint University and Public library. It is also mandatory to wear a mask in shops, which includes our Campus shop.

QR codes are placed around each campus particularly when entering classroom and seminar settings, which enables tracking and tracing. The University strongly recommends that students and staff wear a face covering in all other indoor settings, particularly when you are moving around campus or cannot maintain social distancing.

The Buildings
  • The Hive
    Open Mon-Fri 9am – 8pm, Sat 9am – 6pm. Customers can browse, borrow books using self-service kiosks, return books, collect reservations. To pre-book public computers or a desk in the library for study and/or wi-fi access call 01905 822722
The Hive viewed from the railway arches
  • Jenny Lind building
    Open during the day for study and PC use.
  • Riverside (Severn Campus)
    Open during the day for study and PC use.
  • Charles Hastings (City Campus)
    Open during the day for study and PC use.
  • Peirson Study & Guidance Centre (St John’s Campus)
    Open during the day for study and PC use

You can find campus maps and guides on the University of Worcester campus webpage.

Students studying at a round table
24 hour study spaces
  • Peirson Study & Guidance Centre (St John’s Campus)
    Study space on the ground floor and computer rooms on first floor
  • Charles Hastings (City Campus)
    Lower ground floor computer room only

Both of these are accessible with your student ID card. If your student ID card doesn’t allow you access, this can be updated by the Security team based at the St John’s reception (01905 855495).

Students in the Peirson Study & Guidance Centre
Remote Access

Remote access to lab computers is available. Information regarding this can be found on the Remote Access Lab Computers webpages, including a step-by-step guide explaining how to access the service.

Mac computer room