Brian Kenyon Student Space

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

Since opening in 2011, Brian’s has become 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 or would like to provide feedback without venturing into the office upstairs, come and ask the friendly staff behind the Student Space reception desk. We’re here to help.


The Student Space is in Union Court, on the Ground Floor of the Student Facilities Building (17a) – right next to Student Hub, and across from the Arts Centre/God’s Cafe. Generally, if the doors are open, we’re open. Come in and say hi! We’d love to show you around.

Opening Hours

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

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


Ph: (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
  • Noticeboard for ANU Clubs & Societies and other ANU events
  • 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 on Mondays. 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.