Brian Kenyon Student Space Services

The Brian Kenyon Student Space is a study/meeting space located in Melville Hall along side the new offices of PARSA/ANUSA.

It features:

  • individual study pods (with electrical outlets to power your computer and charge your phone)
  • open-plan group spaces
  • basic kitchen facilities with free tea and hot chocolate.

Student parents can also take advantage of high chairs and changing table – as well as a variety of toys and books to keep the little ones entertained. 



The Student Space is in Melville Hall (Building 12, Ellery Crescent) which is next to Commonwealth Bank near the PopUp Village.

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 only. Hours will 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 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.

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
Melville Hall, Building 12
Ellery Crescent
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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