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?

Spaces are available in various teaching buildings and the Libraries. Some of the spaces are available on a drop in ‘first come first served’ basis while other space is bookable via CMISGo or the Suttie Centre. Bookable space includes single occupancy rooms and quiet shared spaces.

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?

Bookable spaces are available in a range of teaching buildings in Old Aberdeen and Foresterhill. These are visible on CMISGo and include:

  • 19 single occupancy rooms, which can be used to join an online class
  • 111 desks in physically distanced classrooms, which are quiet spaces
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 are available via CMISGo which is located in the Student Hub under the ‘Book Study Space’ option.

Please refer to the lists of bookable spaces for shared or single occupancy rooms, take note of the room number and use Check Availability and Book to identify when the desk or room is available for booking.

After completing the request to book a space, you will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours.

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 2 metres 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 2 metres physical distancing from each other 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 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 maintain a 2-metre distance from other people.
Building Room Capacity (at 2m distancing)
Edward Wright
(F = First Floor, S = Second Floor)
F81 16
F86 9
S81 13
S84 9
F84 8
Fraser Noble (First Floor) FN112 13
MacRobert (First Floor) MR105 8
MR106 13
MR113 14
MR117 30
Meston Meston 5 10
Polwarth Comp Room 1 3
Comp Room 2 5
Comp Room 3 7
St Mary’s (Ground Floor) G9 7
Are there bookable desks in shared study spaces?

Desks are available for booking in the following shared quiet spaces.

All students must comply with the Terms & Conditions, including physical distancing and cleaning when using these spaces.

Building Room Number of spaces
Cruickshank G27 5
King's College KCG6 5
KCG16 6
KCS17 5
KCT4 6
King's Quad KQF2 C. Gavin 5
KQG4 City of Aberdeen 6
MacRobert MR301 6
Meston   MT009 5
MT010 6
New King's   NK7 6
NK15 5
St Mary's B27 6
Taylor Building A17 5
C19 5
A26 6
A27 6
C25 6
C28 6
Are there single occupancy study spaces?

These rooms are available for booking to attend Online teaching classes, while on campus.

All students must comply with the Terms & Conditions, including physical distancing and cleaning when using these rooms.

Building Room
King's College KCG10
KCF6
KCF9
KCS9
KCS10
KCS11
KCS13
New King's NK2
NK9
Polwarth 1M:001
1M:003
Taylor A08
A12
A15
A19
C1
C15
C23
C49