Coronavirus (Covid-19) update

Study spaces, including computer classrooms, will be available with physical distancing measures in place. These will be indicated by signage.

One-way systems will be used where appropriate and measures to ensure that building occupancy levels adhere to national guidance. Regular cleaning will be in place across all University buildings. Hand sanitising gel will be available upon entry to all buildings and at key locations.

Study Spaces

The University is able to provide limited study space on campus for students, in accordance with the recent physical distancing restrictions. Physical distancing measures are set by the Scottish Government and therefore if there is a change which impacts study space provision, these guidelines will change accordingly.

Where it is possible, the University will increase the number of spaces available and update this page.

Where Can I Study?

The University is able to provide limited study space on campus in line with physical distancing requirements.  Physical distancing measures are set by the Scottish Government and therefore if there is a change which impacts study space provision, these guidelines will change accordingly.

  • Our three libraries are open and drop in study spaces are available.  These can be used to watch online teaching sessions so long as you wear headphones and do not require to interact (e.g. speak) during the class.
  • Our computing classrooms are available, when not being used for teaching.
  • A number of drop in co-lab based group study spaces are available in the Sir Duncan Rice Library on the Old Aberdeen campus and for those at Foresterhill, in the Suttie Centre (these can be booked via the Suttie Centre website).
  • A small number of single occupancy study spaces are available for those who have an online class immediately preceding or following an on-campus class.  These spaces need to be booked in advance and are to be used where you require to interact (e.g. speak) as part of the class. Details of how to book are given below.

Please read these Terms and Conditions before booking a study space.  By booking a room at the University you agree to comply with the following terms and may risk removal of your room booking rights, and potential disciplinary action, by not doing so.

At this time, it is critically important all students follow physical distancing on campus, to keep themselves and others safe. This includes:

  • Maintaining a 1 metre distance from other people
  • Wearing a face covering or sunflower lanyard entering and leaving a building or room
  • Wearing a face covering face covering or sunflower lanyard in a shared space
  • Ensuring any space used is cleaned before and after using the materials provided.
Where are Drop In Spaces?

Drop in spaces are available in our libraries, and also computing classrooms (when teaching is not taking place) - see Where do I find a PC? below.

Where are Bookable Spaces?

There are a small number of rooms available on both the Old Aberdeen and Foresterhill campuses  which are available for those who have an online class immediately preceding or following an on-campus class.  These spaces need to be booked in advance and are to be used where you require to interact (e.g. speak) as part of the class.   These rooms are single occupancy and must be only used by the person making the booking.  There is a PC in the classroom, which can be used and a power point available for laptop users.

How do I book a space?

The spaces available at the Suttie Centre can be booked via the Suttie Centre website.

The other bookable spaces for single occupancy study can be booked by contacting coronavirus@abdn.ac.uk  Please note these need to be booked at least 48 hours in advance.  You will receive  a confirmation email within 48 hours (Monday - Friday).

You are advised to take and save a screen shot or copy of your confirmation email when using a bookable space. You must display this, if asked by a member of staff.

These spaces must not be used unless booked.

How long can I use a space?

Bookable spaces will be available to book up to 2 hours at a time.

Drop in spaces do not have any time restrictions but all personal belongings should be removed from a drop in study space when not in use or attending an on campus class.

What Physical Distancing Restrictions are in place in Study Spaces?

All desks and class rooms have been arranged to meet the physical distance guidelines of 1 metre distancing and the following rules apply.

In shared spaces:

  • Only desks marked with a green tick can be used
  • Furniture must not be moved within a room
  • Students must maintain adhere to the physical distancing requirements in place in the venue  at all times
  • Cleaning materials are provided in the room which must be used before/after use. Please clean desk, chairs and any computing equipment
  • Students must wear a face covering or display a Sunflower lanyard
  • Talking is not permitted as these are quiet spaces. (Please wear headphones if listening to sound)
  • No eating or drinking is allowed in classrooms but water is permissible in library spaces
  • Students must leave a computing classroom if teaching is due to commence

 In single occupancy spaces:

  • Only desks marked with a green tick can be used
  • Furniture must not be moved within a room
  • In single occupancy spaces, no face covering is required when seated, but must be worn when entering and leaving the space
  • No eating or drinking is allowed in single occupancy spaces
  • Cleaning materials are provided in the room which must be used before/after use. Please clean desk, chairs and any computing equipment
  • Students must leave a bookable space once a booking ends
Where do I find a PC?

Computing Classrooms: Covid-19 update

Computer classrooms, when not booked for teaching, are available as drop in study space. Regular cleaning will be in place but students must follow physical distancing restrictions, detailed below and indicated by signage on campus.

Do not enter a computer classroom if teaching is taking place.

Please don’t disconnect your fellow students!
Many students who are studying remotely access our classroom PCs. Devices set aside for this purpose are clearly marked. Please do not turn these PCs off, or pull the plug out of the power socket, as this may result in students losing data or being disconnected from a live session. If you need to plug in a personal device, please use one of the free, unmarked power sockets located elsewhere in the room.

 

  • Please comply with the access buildings and one-way systems to move around a building, where these are in place.
  • Hand sanitising gel will be available upon entry to all buildings and at key locations, including computer classrooms.
  • Cleaning materials in classrooms must be used to clean computing equipment, desk, chairs and other touch points.
  • Please wear a face covering or display a sunflower lanyard, within a shared space and moving around a building.
  • Always adhere to the physical distancing requirements in place in the venue.
Building Room Capacity (at 2m distancing)
Edward Wright
(F = First Floor, S = Second Floor)
F81 30
F86 22
S81 30
S84 15
F84 15
Fraser Noble (First Floor) FN112 31
MacRobert (First Floor) MR105 16
MR106 26
MR113 28
MR117 50
Meston Meston 5 15
Polwarth Comp Room 1 10
Comp Room 2 11
Comp Room 3 18
St Mary’s (Ground Floor) G9 9