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Student Space Booking Requests


Covid-19 update – Events and Activities - 3rd December 2021

Below you’ll find the latest updates in terms of current Covid-19 measures and booking spaces around campus to help you with your planning.

Are there any covid-19 measures that you need to think about when planning your events and activities?

At the moment, we are proceeding with booking all rooms at pre Covid capacities, however, please ensure that you continue with having good ventilation in the rooms and making sure you sanitise surfaces before and after you use the room you’re in. Please also encourage your attendees to continue wearing masks and sanitising their hands throughout the event or activity and please make sure you abide by any rules put in place by external venues as they may differ to UEA and UEASU rules.

Please note:

  • Face coverings: UEA is tightening the restrictions on face coverings because of the new COVID variant, named Omicron. From Monday 29 November, face coverings should be worn in any internal setting across the University, except for:

    - Those who are unable to wear a face-covering for medical reasons - (you can pick up a sunflower lanyard or pin from the Student Information Zone);
    - Practical classes or research facilities where the risk assessment suggests that wearing a face-covering introduces additional risk;
    - When eating or drinking;
    - When undertaking sport and physical activity in the Sportspark; and
    - UEA accommodation household groups while in their flat. Note: Students and their guests should wear face coverings when visiting flats. Residents should vacate the room where staff are working if possible, and wear a face covering where staff are present.

Read the full message to students re the change in face coverings policy on My UEA.

All events both on and off campus will need to have a risk assessment which you can find here.

Please be mindful that these rules could change at any time and with short notice depending on government or university guidance.

Hive Stalls, blue bar and LCR bookings

The Hive

Hive stalls are now able to be booked! Click here to book a stall in the Hive.

Blue Bar

Students are able to book blue bar on Mondays and Thursdays from 4th October, subject to availability. Any event in this space has to be something that any customer could watch and enjoy, for example, an open mic night, poetry slam or an interactive activity. Events in this space should be seen as an opportunity to expand the reach of your club or society by engaging with our customer base. 

No ticketed events can take place in Blue Bar as it has to be open to everyone, however your club or society will be able to take cashless, voluntary donations via the SU website.

Quizzes will now be limited to just Sundays and must be open to everybody. Here, student groups will have the opportunity to ‘take over’ the weekly quiz and raise money for their society, prizes will be provided which will be ten £5 vouchers at no extra cost to you and ticket sales will be done over the bars Round App at £1 per ticket. Bob will continue to run the quiz on select Sundays throughout the academic year and student group takeover dates will be decided at the start of each semester.

To enquire about booking the blue bar, please email [email protected].


We can now start to take student group enquiries for the LCR from November onwards, however, please be mindful that there will be limited amount of availability in the LCR due to there now being two years of gigs in one year. Please be patient with us as we try to determine whether the date you require the LCR to be booked is available. To enquire about booking the LCR, please email [email protected].

For information other bookable spaces around campus, please visit the safety hub.

Union house bookable room capacity

Bookable rooms are currently able to be booked at pre Covid capacities which can be found below:

Bookable Room 1 – 50 people
Bookable Room 2 – 15 people
Bookable Room 3 – 8 people
Bookable Room 4 – 15 people
Bookable Room 5 – 20 people
Bookable Room 6 – 50 people (space available for UEA teaching only)

Rooms can be booked from 9am – 10pm. To book a bookable room, please fill in the room booking form at the bottom of this page.

Please note that no alcohol is allowed in the bookable rooms. 

UEA Room Capacities and availability

    UEA rooms can currently be booked at pre Covid capacities. Please do not book rooms via booker. Please only book UEA rooms via the room booking form below.

    Please note that only small, cold, pre packaged snacks are allowed in UEA rooms and no alcohol. 

    To book the Multifaith Centre, please contact them directly. Their contact details can be found by clicking here. 

    Room bookings

    Student societies and individual students are able to book some rooms around campus. There are important rules and regulations regarding student use of these rooms, including alcohol and health and safety regulations.

    Before submitting a request to book a room, please ensure the room booking regulations below have been read and understood:

    For simple events such as meetings we require 72hrs notice (excluding weekends). For events with external speakers or larger events we require a minimum of 4 weeks notice.

    Room Booking Form


    Student username* : 

    UEA Email* : 

    Telephone Number: 

    Club/Society Name*: 

    Committee Position*: 

    Club/Society Email Address: 

    Please provide as much information as possible for us to request appropriate rooms for your activity.

    Please be aware that all rooms requested should reflect the activity and capacity of the room.

    Proposed Activity/Description of event: 

    Please be accurate with this as it will allow room bookings to allocate an appropriate room.

    Are you aware of any controversy your topic may attract (this could come from any person(s) internal or external to your club/soc including other club/society, group of students, organisations or members of the public)? *

    Yes No

    If yes please give details below and ensure your risk assessment details how this controversy and event will be managed. This risk assessment should ensure any threat of disorder, safety of persons or property or disruption to the normal operation of business is addressed.

    Events with members of the public may require University authorisation. You should give as much time and detail as possible to ensure this does not jeopardise your event taking place. Is the event open to members of the public or is it an event for club/society members only?

    Will your event have an external speaker? 

    Yes No

    If answered yes, please supply Name of External Speaker, Topic of Speech and Speakers Organisation & Telephone No.


    (Please provide it as DD/MM/YYYY)

    Start Time:

    Finish Time:

    Group Size:

    Please state your preferred room and building: 

    Do you plan on holding this booking for a number of weeks and if so how many?: 

    Do you require a card reader for this event?

    Yes No

    Do you plan on bringing home cooked food to this event?

    Yes No

    Do you plan on screening movies at this event? 

    Yes No

    Do you plan on selling tickets or setting an admission fee for this event? 

    Yes No

    Do you plan on consuming alcohol at this event? Please note that consuming pre-bought alcohol is not permitted in Union House.

    Yes No

    Is this event of a religious nature - will there be prayers?

    Yes No

    All room bookings are required to have a risk assessment as part of the booking procedure please upload this document using the uploader below. Please note bookings in Union House, that are committee meetings, film screenings or group study DO NOT require risk assessments. All university room bookings MUST have a risk assessment.

    By agreeing to this booking form, you are agreeing to read the Room Bookings Regulations - BasicUEA|SU standard conditions for room booking, UEA standard Conditions for room booking, COVID-19 Privacy Notice to support NHS Test and Trace & event attendance registerDuty of Care - why is it important? and agree to abide by them in connection with this society/individual booking, and also to the sharing of your booking details with third parties where necessary - this may include the Student Union, the Multifaith Centre, Cleaning Services, Dean of Students, Estates, UEA Risk Management and Security. 

    You also agree that all information provided in this form is an accurrate reflection of the activity being undertaken - if acting as part of a student group you must be a committee member.