Quiet Study Spaces

The Institute is open and students are able to use the quiet study spaces and collections, but please book your desk in advance.

Student Common Room

Students are able to use the 3rd Floor kitchen and Common Room (located opposite the kitchen). Please limit your time to 15 minutes, as we can only accommodate a few students due to social distancing restrictions.

Leaving the Building

Students are required to show their bags to reception when they leave the building. This is to help us protect the Institute's valuable collections.


Reservation of Books 

You may reserve up to 12 books in your study area. Please make sure they are clearly marked with your name. If you reserve more than 12 books, all may be removed. 

Borrowing Books 

Borrowing is limited to Warburg staff and students only. Limited short-term loans are preferred. We will not loan pre-1900, fragile or large size books. Bring the books you would like to borrow down to the Reading Room along with your library card. When returning books, please ensure they are returned to a member of staff. 

Inter-Library Loans 

Please ask in the Reading Room if you would like to order a book by Inter-Library Loan from the UK or abroad. There is no charge for this service, but please note that we will not request books that are available in the Greater London area.   

Full details about using the Warburg Library is in your programme handbook.

Wellbeing Support

The School's Disability & Student Wellbeing Service will no longer run face-face appointments but they will offer an online service. Please contact: student.wellbeing@sas.ac.uk

You can also contact the Institute's designated wellbeing officer: madisson.brown@sas.ac.uk

Financial Hardship

We are aware that the challenges that the virus is creating extend far beyond your studies and that the restrictions that are being brought in across all countries are resulting in financial challenges for many people. If you are experiencing financial challenges we can help you defer fee payments and you can make an application to the Institute’s hardship fund to help with living costs. Applications are reviewed on a case by case basis and decisions will be made quickly to ensure that you get the support you need. If you have any queries about this, please contact madisson.brown@sas.ac.uk.

New Immigration Rules following Brexit

If you are an EEA student (EU, EEA and Swiss citizen) and you’re planning to study in the UK from 2021, you may need to apply to the UK’s new points-based immigration system. You can find out more on GOV.UK.

Further information is also available on the SAS website.

Support Networks 

We are aware that the conditions of the pandemic are very challenging and particularly for students who are studying away from home. Please let madisson.brown@sas.ac.uk know if you will be separated from your normal support network over any of the holiday breaks so we can put you in touch with alternative support networks that the University is making available to SAS Students.

Deadline Extensions

It is possible to request an extension to your deadline if you feel that you have been negatively affected by particular circumstances. Please complete this form and email it to madisson.brown@sas.ac.uk.

Please note that for 2020-21 students, extensions to dissertation deadlines can now only be made using the Mitigating Circumstances Procedure. Please contact madisson.brown@sas.ac.uk for more information.

Coronavirus Updates

Please keep up to date with the latest Coronavirus updates which are published on our Coronavirus (Covid-19) FAQ page. 

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