Brian Kenyon Student Space

VIRTUAL STUDENT SPACE: Due to the University operating remotely, we have also moved the student space online. You can join the group here

New to ANU and want some advice? An old hand looking for a new place to relax? Cold in winter but the library’s too silent? The Brian Kenyon Student Space (BKSS) might just be your perfect place.

BKSS first opened in 2011, and is a focal point for students on campus – a lounge located in the heart of ANU campus to meet-up, relax and re-charge your batteries.

If you want to know more about ANUSA, come and ask the friendly staff behind the Student Space reception desk. We’re here to help.


The Student Space is on Level 2 of the Di Riddell Student Centre in Kambri. Drop by for a place to relax, microave your food and enjoy a free breakfast 8-10am during term time.

Opening Hours

Regular hours: 8am – 6pm, Monday to Friday

NOTE: Regular opening hours are for the teaching period. Hours may be subject to change during break, StuVac and exams.


Phone: (02) 6125 7458



Student Space Services

  • Free breakfast 8 – 10am weekdays
  • Big couches and bean bags for studying, relaxing and chatting
  • Exhibition space for student artists
  • $1 Nespresso coffee and soft drink cans
  • Free tea and hot chocolate
  • Canteen with snacks and instant noodles
  • Magazines and newspapers to read
  • Board games
  • Kitchenette facilities – microwaves, fridge, and sandwich press

We’re always looking for ways to improve the Student Space. If you have any ideas about what we should provide, sell or do, please chat to the friendly staff at the desk or shoot us a quick email at  

Free Breakfast

ANUSA provides a free continental breakfast for students during the teaching term. Breakfast is available from the BKSS 8am – 10am, Monday to Friday.

Student Bites

Student Bites collects quality excess food from supermarkets and delivers it to the BKSS. Students can pay a gold coin for a whole paper bags worth of fresh fruit and vegetables, plus baked goods. 

Venue Hire

You can hire the Student Space for events. Email for rates.
This service is free for ANUSA-affiliated Clubs and Societies.

You can also use the Student Space during opening hours for meetings for clubs, small functions and get-togethers. Come and chat to the staff behind the desk before your event about it, and we’ll do our best to accommodate your group.

Venue Hire Policy pdf

Venue Hire Form


We acknowledge the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which ANUSA operates.
We recognise the continuing connection to lands, waters, and communities of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
We pay our respect to Elders, past and present, and commit to standing with our first nations people.

Contact ANUSA (02) 6125 2444