Brian Kenyon Student Space Services

New to ANU and want some advice? 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.


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

Come in and say hi! We’d love to show you around.

Opening Hours

Regular hours: 8am - 8pm, Monday to Friday.

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.


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 is a food program started right here at ANU. In partnership with OzHarvest Canberra, Student Bites collects quality excess food from supermarkets and delivers it free of charge to students and other communities in need in Canberra and beyond.

Student Bites arrives at the Brian Kenyon Student Space with a fresh delivery of fruit and vegetables, as well as the occasional baked goods and eggs.

Food is limited to one paper bag’s worth of food per person per week. This is to ensure that students don’t miss out.

Bags are available for a gold coin donation. This money goes directly to Student Bites, not ANUSA.

*please note that the exact time of Student Bites may vary from week to week. Keep an eye on the BKSS Facebook page for updates!

Venue Hire

You can hire the Student Space for events. Email for rates. This service is free for 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.

* Due to COVID-19 restrictions, venue hire is temporarily suspended. 

Equipment Hire

You can hire BBQ's and Marquee's from BKSS. Please use this google form and the BKSS staff will respond to the hire requests by email.

It is free for affiliated clubs and societies to hire equipment, but it is required that you leave a cash deposit at the BKSS. Otherwise a fee is charged for borrowing the equipment, but if it is an event run by students and is for students, then the staff are open to negotiation.

Additionally, if the BBQ’s are borrowed, whoever is using them has to either provide their own gas bottles or pay to use ANUSA’s.

Contact PARSA

PARSA Office
Level 2, Di Riddell Student Centre
Kambri Precinct
Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601

Office Hours:

9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday (except public holidays)
Call Us: +61 (02) 6125 4187
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