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Student access to LCC site and services during summer break 2021

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Published date
15 June 2021

Undergraduate summer term comes to an end on Friday 18 June 2021, Postgraduate summer term ends on 23 July, and for Further Education students term ends on 25 June 2021.

This article provides guidance on what access different student groups will have to the LCC site and services over the summer break 2021.

Building opening hours

  • Monday – Friday, 9.30am-7.30pm
  • Saturday & Sunday, Closed

General access to LCC site for self-directed learning

There is no general access to the LCC site or course neighbourhood areas for self-directed learning during the summer break from the end of term, except for MA students up to 23 July.

This is because many of our spaces will be under essential maintenance and improvements works over the summer period.

LCC Technical spaces

Postgraduate students

The College’s Technical areas will remain open to postgraduate and MA students from 21 June until 23 July 2021.

Access to Technical Resources will be split into two periods:

  • 21 June – 2 July: All postgraduate students can continue to book access through the ORB
  • 5 – 23 July: Access only for postgraduate students with negotiated Additional Access

If you wish to access resources between 5 – 23 July, you will be required to submit an Additional Access form.

This form is a proposal outlining the work you would like to create and the resources you would like to access, and will help the technical teams to evaluate whether the resources you need will be available during this period.

To make an Additional Access request, visit the Technical Resources Moodle site, where you will find an “Additional Access” page. All the information you need is on this page, including a downloadable form, and contact details.

No access to Technical Resources beyond 23 July until new term

There will be no access to Technical Resources at LCC beyond 23 July 2021, until the start of the autumn 2021 term.

Graduating (third year) undergraduate students

Technical areas will remain open to all third-year undergraduate students from 21 June – 2 July 2021.

During this period, you will be able to book access to specialist workshop facilities to complete work and to build your professional portfolio. Access to Technical Resources will be bookable as usual via the ORB.

Continuing (first and second year) undergraduate and Further Education students

As per usual, there will be no access to Technical Resources at LCC for continuing (first and second year) undergraduate or Further Education students during the summer break, re-opening again at the start of term on Monday 26 September 2021.

LCC Library and Learning Zone

Libraries and Learning Zones are open to continuing students throughout the summer break.

If you are leaving UAL you can post your library items back for free from within the UK. Use our Freepost returns link to print a label and find a drop off location near you.

Opening hours

  • Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm
  • Saturday and Sundays, Closed

Note: Libraries will be closed for the bank holiday on Monday 30 August 2021.

Using the Libraries

Libraries and Learning Zones will offer click and borrow, managed browsing and bookable study from 19 July.

Check our website for further details. Always check the Library Services website for updates to the service as there may be changes over summer in line with the government guidance

Library support

Further Library information

Find out opening hours on the LCC Library and Learning Zone opening hours web page or make a booking on the Library bookings web page.


The canteen will close over the summer break, from 21 June, re-opening on Monday 20 September 2021.

The Typo Café will remain open over the summer break Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Find out about the range of places to eat and drink in the Get to know Elephant and Castle website Story.

Information Centre

During the summer break, from Monday 28 June until the start of term (Monday 20 September), the Information Centre will be operating a reduced service.

Reception desk

  • Monday – Friday, 8.30am-6.30pm

On-course support

Including: Queries about your course, Moodle, hand ins, extenuating circumstances

  • Mondays & Tuesdays, 9.30am-4.30pm
  • Thursdays & Fridays, 9.30am-4.30pm

Letter requests and one-to-one assistance

  • Monday – Friday, 9.30am-4.30pm

The Information Centre can produce the following types of letters:

Student Status

Student Status letters can be used for Schengen Visa appointments. Log in to SITS and access this letter in the 'My Study Details' tab.

Council Tax

Log in to SITS and access this letter in the 'My Study Details' tab.

Bank Letters

Email Please make sure you have both the name and address of the bank branch that your appointment is with before requesting this letter from our front of house assistants.

arts shop

The arts shop at LCC will be closed over the summer break, from Thursday 17 June, re-opening on Monday 27 September.

FE term commences Monday 13 September 2021 and HE term commences Monday 27 September 2021 (Week beginning Monday 20 September 2021 is Fresher’s Festival week).

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