Places to study at Loughton Campus

We want to give you the opportunity to study somewhere on campus. To do that we need to make sure that everyone is kept safe and social distancing rules are followed. A new booking system for all study places has been introduced to help us achieve this.

Study spaces in the IT labs and library must be booked

Study spaces in the IT labs and campus library now need to be booked in advance. This will ensure that the number of students in any one space is kept at a safe level. 

You can only use places that are designated and bookable study spaces. Empty classrooms can no longer be used.

In the Library you can book a study space for up to two hours with a maximum of four hours in any one week. All other spaces can be booked for up to four hours.

The study spaces are based at Hatfields House, Roding House and Unit Four, providing internet access, printers and photocopiers. There's also wireless connectivity throughout the campus.

Book a place to study

You also have access to:

  • the library at The Forum on our Southend Campus
  • the Albert Sloman Library on our Colchester Campus, which has holdings of over one million books, periodical issues and microfilms, including 7,300 current periodicals

Books are delivered to Loughton via a daily van service between the campuses.

Using a study space

Before you enter a study space

Wash or sanitise hands before entering a study space. Follow all instructional signage and maintain social distance from others.

If you feel that your work area has not been cleaned, please call for assistance using the phone number displayed on the desk.

You should always follow the how to come onto our campuses guidelines and help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Make sure you check in

You must check in when you arrive at your booking. To check in you can either:

  • Use your mobile phone to scan the QR code displayed on the desk at your seat number
  • Click the "Check me in/out" in your booking confirmation email

Leaving a study space

When leaving wipe down anything you have touched within your work area using the wipes provided. Take all your belongings with you and dispose of rubbish (e.g. wipes) in the bin.

If you leave your booking early, please check out using the same way you checked in. This lets us know the space is free so other students can book. If you don't check out, you will be checked out automatically when your booking finishes.

Cancelling a booking

You can cancel a booking at any time:

  1. Sign in to the booking system 
  2. Choose "Cancel booking" to cancel individual bookings, or "Cancel all bookings to cancel all your bookings.


number of studios are based at Hatfields:

  • the New Block Studios (four large, bright studios with sprung floor and media facilities)
  • the Courtyard Studios (six large rehearsal spaces, a radio studio and a screening room)
  • the Dance Studio (which provides first-class facilities for ballet, jazz and other movement work)
  • the Radio Studio (equipped for the recording of radio plays and voice-over work)

There are an additional 14 studios for you to use. Hatfields also has a screening room equipped with a large screen and stereo sound, used for lectures, guest speaker presentations and for screening films produced by East 15 students.

The Corbett Theatre

The Corbett Theatre was built inside a medieval tithe barn and is used extensively for student productions. Named in honour of Harry H Corbett, a key Theatre Workshop member and early benefactor of East 15, this medieval building was dismantled and transported to Hatfields in the 1960s.

These unusual origins create a unique performance space with a special atmosphere. With full technical facilities, tiered seating for 125 people and fitted dressing rooms, the theatre provides an excellent resource for public productions. Lectures, rehearsals and technical classes also take place here, while the adjacent theatre foyer bar and cafe provides a social meeting point for you to use.

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