Throughout the 2020-21 academic year and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we are carefully managing our libraries and other study spaces. This article explains what is open at each campus.
Important to know when you're coming to campus
How is King’s managing the capacity of students within campus buildings?
To ensure we do not exceed the Covid capacity of our buildings, King’s has introduced capacity safety mechanisms; in libraries there is a booking system, and for spaces where you don't need to book, students are issued with a sticker upon entering a building on campus. The appropriate number of stickers are printed each morning for the Covid capacity of each building. Throughout the day, our Campus Ambassadors monitor capacity in individual rooms and overall occupancy.
Once you are in receipt of a sticker:
- You will have the ability to leave and re-enter the building as many times as you need.
- Should you wish to leave the building for a period of time, you will not need to take your belongings with you (but they are left at your own risk).
What happens if a building has reached maximum capacity?
When the capacity of a building is full, you may be directed to another location either at Strand or Franklin-Wilkins at Waterloo. Our Campus Ambassadors are on hand to advise when space becomes available and will allow more students to be let into the building.
If you are at Bush House (Strand Campus)
Our Reception team at Bush House will liaise with one another to ensure overall capacity has not been exceeded before permitting students to enter. These checking mechanisms begin when Bush House is 90% full.
As a result, you may be directed to another part of the building where space is available. For example, if you come in via the South East Wing, you may be directed to a space available in Centre block.
Important to know:
- Follow university guidance: If you are coming to campus please continue to follow the measures we have in place to help prevent transmission of coronavirus; wear a face covering unless exempt, keep a safe distance from others and wash or sanitise your hands regularly. We expect all students and staff who do not have symptoms to take regular COVID tests. If you experience symptoms or test positive for COVID-19, you must self-isolate and not come onto campus. Please let us know by completing the King's self-isolation form so we can support you.
- Prayer facilities: If you need to use prayer facilities while on campus, then at the moment you can use Prayer Rooms in the Strand building (S-1.03). There are disposable paper prayers mats in both sisters’ and brothers’ rooms, with hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes for cleaning wudu facilities before/after use.
Space during Exam Period 2 (Tuesday 4 May to Friday 4 June)
Many students will be undertaking various forms of online assessment in May and early June. These have been set up to enable assessment to take place without the need for students to come on campus.
Wherever possible you should take your assessments off campus. If you don't have the quiet space and/or internet access for your assessments, then you can come to campus and use an informal learning space. No booking is necessary for informal learning spaces.
During Exam Period 2 informal learning spaces will be designated as quiet spaces to better support students completing assessments. However, these will not be formally invigilated nor controlled.
Clearly identified information points will be staffed by campus ambassadors from 09:00 - 10:00 and 13:00 - 14:00 in the following locations:
- The Franklin-Wilkins Building, Waterloo
- The Weston Education Centre, Denmark Hill
- The Science Gallery, (reception areas) Guy’s
Students using Bush House should refer to Reception staff for assistance.
Outside these hours, campus ambassadors will be circulating on-site.
Spaces you can study