Brian Kenyon Student Space


*** the BKSS is currently closed due to the campus wide COVID-19 lockdown but you can still interact with us virtually through online events and chats at the BKSS Facebook page -

New to ANU and want some advice? An old hand looking for a new place to relax? On campus in the middle of winter and need to get warm? The Brian Kenyon Student Space (BKSS) might just be your perfect place.

The BKSS first opened in 2011, and is named after Brian Kenyon, a loved ANU bus driver who left a strong imprint on the lives of thousands of students who got to know him over the 25 years he worked on and around campus.

Today, the BKSS 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 (literally and metaphorically).

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. Just walk up the stairs outside Student Central, enter Floor 2 through the doors then head down the corridor on your right.

Opening Hours

Regular hours: 8am - 8pm, Monday to Friday (suspended currently due to campus wide shutdown)

The BKSS is currently running under reduced capacity. Only 20 students may be in the BKSS at one time for a maximum of 2 hours.

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 8:30am – 10.30am weekdays
  • Big couches for studying, relaxing and chatting
  • Exhibition space for student artists
  • $1.50 Nespresso coffee and $1.30 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 8:30am – 10:30am, Monday to Friday.

Free breakfasts are currently suspended due to the campus lockdown but please email if you're in need of gorcery vouchers of free meal vouchers for the Food Coop.

Student Bites

Student Bites collects quality excess food from supermarkets and delivers it to the BKSS. Students can pick up a  whole pre-packaged bag of  fresh fruit and vegetables, plus baked goods. Keep an eye out on the BKSS Facebook page for more information on times and location.

Universal Lunch Hour

Every week the BKSS holds a free barbeque on University Avenue for all ANU students. ULH is also a great way for clubs to advertise. If a club would like to host one of our ULHs, send us an email or come speak to our friendly staff in the BKSS! (also suspended due to campus wide lockdown)

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 or email us, 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