Common Room

We have a common room available for student use.

You will find the common room on the first floor of the building. The common room is provided to give you space to socialise and relax with other students. There are facilities available to make tea and coffee (please bring your own supplies) and a microwave for your use.

Students are expected to keep the common room tidy and wash up on a rota basis.


There are no parking facilities available for students during the day. If you have a disability, which means you need a parking space in order to access your course, then please speak to Reception.

After 4pm parking is usually available. However, some evenings are staffed by Kadansa security. On these occasions there will be a limited number of free spaces available. Once these are taken, there will be a charge if you wish to park in the car park.

If you arrive in time to get a free parking space, you will need to use your Student ID card to gain access to the car park. If you do not have your ID card and wish to park, you may be charged Kadansa’s usual rate.

If, for any reason, you leave your car in the car park after your course has finished, please make sure you find out what time the car park closes. We will not re-open the car park once it is locked and will charge our daily rate if it not collected before 8.30am the next day.

Please note that we cannot guarantee you a parking place, whether the car park is staffed or not.

Blackburne House Café

The café serves a wide variety of healthy, freshly prepared snacks and meals, and is popular with both students and local residents and workers.

Students using the Café are entitled to a 10% discount. You will need to show your student ID card to be eligible for this.

Please note: Only food and drink purchased in the Café Bar can be consumed there, this includes the outside patio area.

The Health Place

The Health Place is a health and wellbeing centre, located in the basement of Blackburne House.

The Health Place is in aunique position to be able to offer a truly holistic approach to health and wellbeing combining holistic therapies and sports massage, with a range of healthy lifestyle programmes, fitness and leisure classes, plus life coaching and counselling services.

Our initiatives aim to improve the physical, mental, spiritual, social and economic wellbeing of all women.  Regular student discounts and incentives will be available.

Chill Out in The Health Place

Work Club

You may not know what you want to do after your course, but we can help.

The Blackburne House Work Club is a free resource that aims to inspire and motivate you to build valuable careers and assists with your career development to enter the job market.

Services include:

  • CV Writing
  • Confidence Building
  • Career Planning
  • Presentation Skills
  • Self promotion using Social Networks
  • Interview Skills
The Work Club is currently being revamped so give us a call to book a time to come in and have a chat with us about the support that you need.