In Catalyst, our teams are ready to help you with almost any aspect of student life. Need some help dealing with your landlord? Got your eye on a graduate scheme? Call in at our helpdesk and we’ll point you in the right direction.

Catalyst is open 24/7. It covers three floors and is a one-stop shop for your study needs. The ground floor is the heart of the building. Here you can find the main reception desk, group pods, book collections, book returns station, computers (including specialist Apple Macs), stationery vending machines and the café.

The first and second floors have computers, printers, books, reading sofas, independent desks and group study rooms, which are bookable and reserved solely for students.

The third floor is a haven if you need a quiet place to work. The silent study area comprises both desks and computer work stations and is surrounded by the roof terrace and garden. Let the stunning views over campus inspire you.

Opening times and contact information Library and Learning Services Student Services Careers

53.3 Degrees Coffee Shop

53.3 degrees is open offering hot and cold drinks as well as a range of snacks. You can find them to the left of the entrance to Catalyst.

Specialist software

There are a number of high performance workstations in Catalyst to facilitate access to specialised professional applications. These workstations are available whenever the building is open.

A full list of available software in the building  can be found on the Learning Services webpages including locations of workstations with specific licenses.

Some workstations can be booked in 1-3 hour periods via the student room booking system

Accessibility and assistive technology

Catalyst has a level entrance with sliding doors and a lift that serves all floors including the Mezzanine. Accessible toilets can be found across the building with “Toilets for everyone” located on the ground floor.

A hearing loop is available at the Helpdesk.

There are adjustable desks across the building, please let us know if you need help locating these or using any other part of the building.

Assistive technology is available across all networked PCs.

View more information on this software and how it can help your studies