Group Practice

Edge Spaces Open for Booking! 

The Edge is open for SU groups and societies to book from Monday 17th May, for access to rehearsal, meeting and recreational spaces. While testing is still taking place on the ground floor, only rooms on Level 2 and Level 3 are open to students. (For information on individual room bookings, click here.) 

As per new guidance, activities (excluding singing) can take place with more than 6 people, so long as groups of 6 (or 2 households) remain strictly socially distanced at all times, and room capacities are not exceeded. For any activity including singing, capacity is limited to groups of 6 or 2 households.  

Rooms available for group bookings are: 

Digital Studio, bookable via MusicSoc (maximum capacity 6 people) 

Fine Art Studio (maximum capacity 14 people) 

Ensemble Room (maximum capacity 16 people) 

Dance Studio (maximum capacity 14 people) 

Edge spaces are currently only available to book between the hours of 9.30 - 5.30pm. Spaces are available for hourly bookings for up to 3hrs per day. 

To book, contact with: 

Date of your requested booking 

Time of your requested booking 

A named contact who will attend that booking 

All groups

Must submit risk assessments to the SU Arts team for all activity due to take place at the Edge. SU Edge risk assessments to assist in this process are attached. 

Must name one member who will attend the booking as a main contact for that booking, who will be given access to their booked space on their library card. That society member will be responsible for letting other group members into the room. 

Must submit booking requests by 12pm the working day before a booking or it will not be accepted. 

Individuals must scan the Edge QR code for track and trace purposes. 

Arrive and leave promptly to ensure cleaning and ventilation between bookings. 

Must clean all surfaces and equipment (including tables and chairs) before and after use in the room. Cleaning equipment is available in all Edge rooms. 

How to access Edge rooms 

Enter via the side door to the left of the main entrance. Use the hand sanitiser at the bottom of the stairs before going up. 

Go up the stairs to Level 2 rooms. The Dance Studio on Level 3 is accessible from Level 2 only. Please inform us if you will need to access via the lift. 

Library card access will be given to the named contact for that group’s booking. That student will be responsible for letting other group members in. 

If library card access does not work, please knock on the office door and a member of staff can let you into your room.  

Wear a mask while in the building until you are in your individual room 

Please note

Do not attend a group activity if you are displaying any Covid symptoms. 
If any group activity exceeds the allowed amount of people in a space, that group will lose access to Edge spaces.