Your student experience

Whether you study with us for five hours or five years, we will ensure that your time spent with us is academically and socially engaging and worthwhile. For students who are enrolled you can see more information about events, student groups and engaging with us via our Moodle 'Your Student Community' page.

Students walking

We have a variety of student groups that you can attend. Please see our Student Groups page here for more details.

We are always keen to connect with our students at all levels of the organisation. For this reason we create as many formal and informal spaces for you to feedback your views and to hear what we’re doing to respond to your feedback.

To register your interest in any of the following, please contact Rebecca Bouckley.

Course Committees and student representatives

All courses hold at least two Course Committees per year which are chaired by the Course Lead, to listen and respond to your feedback about the course. Student representatives are invited and encouraged to attend. At the committees, the course leads review their courses, triangulating data, feedback from you and feedback from other sources, to look at how they can continually improve their courses. Student reps also receive a monthly newsletter to update them on Trust-wide developments and activities relating to them. To find out more or to become a student rep, please contact your course administrator.

Trust committees

We also invite students to become student reps on Directorate-wide committees, such as the Learning and Teaching Committee, and the Quality Committee. Both of these have a remit for enhancing the education and training experience, and your involvement can help to make a difference at a Trust level.

Dean's Student Forum

The Dean’s Student Forum is a friendly and informal space for you to come together with the Dean and senior managers to discuss your ideas and thoughts about being a student at the Tavi over a cup of tea and food. We try to arrange these to fit around your timetables as much as possible, so they are at breakfast and lunchtimes. 

 Please click on the date you would like to attend to book a place. Places are FREE but limited, and if there is low uptake the event may be cancelled

All gender toilets

You will find these toilets located on the ground floor at the start of the library corridor and on the third floor.


Our fifth floor cafe provides fresh, homemade food every day at very reasonable prices. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are available throughout the day as well as fresh ground coffee, a variety of teas, and a full range of still and sparkling soft drinks.

Common room

The student common room is located at the back of the café on the fifth floor.

There is also a noticeboard in the corridor leading to the common room for students. In the common room, you will also find lockers for bags.

First aid

If you need first aid assistance please go to the medical room at the start of the library corridor  on the ground floor which is next to seminar room 4.

Lecture theatre

The Trust’s largest teaching space is the lecture theatre on the fifth floor.

Multi-faith prayer room

You will find the multi-faith prayer room located on the ground floor in the corridor leading into the garden wing.

Seminar rooms

Much of your teaching will take place in the seminar rooms on the ground floor of the Trust. They are numbered 1-11.

Small teaching space and tutors rooms

There are teaching spaces in offices on all floors of the Trust and if you are given a room number, it will be on the number floor that the room number begins – i.e. room 261, Academic Hub, is on the 2nd floor.


Some clinical teaching is carried out in studios A-E at the far end of the DET corridor on the 2nd floor.

Vending machines

There are vending machines throughout the building where you can purchase hot and cold drinks and snacks.

Water dispensers

There are two water dispensers in the building; one on the ground floor by the lifts and one on the fifth floor beside the cafe.

The Trust is situated on Belsize Lane and Fitzjohn’s Avenue in Hampstead within hte vibrant borough of Camden. It is close to Finchley Road, Swiss Cottage and Belsize Park underground stations.

It is a green, leafy part of London with much to offer. Below we have listed a few places of interest and for more detailed information and up to date listings of events, please visit Time Out London.

Finchley Road

You will find a large and varied selection of shops and eateries on Finchley Road, including a Waitrose, Marks and Spencers, Boots, the O2 Shopping Centre and much more.

Belsize Village

If you turn left on exiting the building, you will find a small selection of eateries, a deli, a chemist, greengrocers and more, only a short stroll away in Belsize Village.


If you walk up Fitzjohn’s Avenue, you will find yourself in the middle of Hampstead’s main shopping street, with its large array of restaurants and shops.

Arts and culture

Camden Arts Centre:

The Freud Museum:

Hampstead Theatre:

The Roundhouse:

Hampstead Arts Festival:

Kenwood House:


Finchley Road O2 Centre – Shopping, Food, Cinema:

Odeon Cinema Swiss Cottage:

Everyman Cinema – Hampstead:

Everyman Cinema – Belsize Park:

Green spaces and parks

Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill:

Highgate Woods:

Hampstead Heath:

Markets and guides to the area

London Farmers’ Markets:

Love Camden:

Hampstead Village:

Spitalfields Market:

Primrose Hill Market:

Leisure centres

Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre:

Talacre Community Sports Centre:

Kentish Town Centre:

Local libraries and online learning centres:


Local Letting Agents:

List of local bed and breakfasts in Swiss Cottage:

South Place Hotel:

The Landmark London:

The Langorf:

Dawson House:

London Marriot Hotel Regents Park:

Charlotte Guest House:

Best Western Swiss Cottage Hotel:

The Nayland Hotel:

The Pride of Paddington:

Hotel Sophia:

As a student on one of our courses, you may be eligible for a discount on national rail travel and travel within London.  You will find details about eligibility for student rail cards and TFL Oyster discounts at induction, or contact our Academic Hub.

Student rail cards

For those who are eligible, please find full details on the National Rail website.  If you are a mature student, you can now apply online, but you’ll need to submit evidence of your eligibility when applying. You can do this by to uploading the signed Mature Student declaration  in the section of the 16-25 Railcard application form, a scanned copy of your student photocard, and a digital passport-style photo.

Mature students will need to provide evidence of continuing study every year, and so are only eligible to apply for the 1-year Railcard.

For details on how to request evidence please contact our Academic Hub.

TFL oyster discounts

Students can save up to 30% on travel within London with an 18 + Student Oyster photocard.  Please see full details, including eligibility criteria, on the TFL website.

For all current students, please view our Moodle 'Your Student Community' page for more information about your student experience.

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