SFX can offer you the very best in learning and recreational facilities. Our computer suites, science labs, drama, media and music studios and gym are furnished with all the equipment to help you succeed and have fun while you’re here.
Our facilities are designed to give you hands-on experience and provide you with all the resources you need to help you develop the skills required by your industry.
Learning Resources Centre (LRC)
The Learning Resources Centre (LRC) is at the heart of the college’s programme for student independent learning. It offers a physical collection of over 30,000 materials (books, audio-books, e-books and DVDs as well as a wide variety of magazines) available to review via the live library management system catalogue at http://lrc.sfx.ac.uk/heritage/. This is available more than 31 hours a week.
It also holds a digital library that include databases, encyclopaedias, academic journals, newspapers, revision resources and e-books. These can be accessed from the SFX learning platform called Moodle. They are available both on and off the college campus at https://moodle.sfx.ac.uk/ through secure log on access.
Collectively these materials support and enhance the delivery of the curriculum and the college’s wider knowledge and community focused objectives.
SFX’s fitness suite is the ideal environment to achieve your personal fitness goals. With state-of-the-art equipment and passionate sport staff on hand for advice, you can find out your nutritional and training specific needs. The fitness suite boasts a wide range of equipment including treadmills, rowing machines, battle rope and the token bench press. Once you have completed an induction you are ready to go!
Multi-Use Games Area
Our new astroturf games pitch is suitable for football, netball and hockey training. The pitch is floodlight so evening games are possible.
Music Recording Studio
In September 2014 we launched our new canteen, serviced by the largest independent caterer in the UK. All
products are provided by local and sustainable suppliers so they can present fresh, healthy and tasty food for you,
our students. You will find:
- Starbucks with great value coffee
- Budget sandwiches and daily deals
- Loyalty card to redeem offers.
SFX has a beautiful chapel situated in Xavier Wing, which has been a place of prayer and worship for over 120 years. The chapel affords a rare opportunity for students and staff of any faith or none, to find some peace and space for reflection. The Blessed Sacrament is reserved in the chapel, which for Catholics, designates this a particularly sacred space. Voluntary Mass is held once a month and additional ecumenical services take place at key times in the academic and liturgical calendar.
The chapel is open every day for students and staff who want some time for silent prayer and reflection. The College also has a designated prayer room where prayer mats and beads are available for staff and students to use. Like the chapel, the SFX prayer room affords any member of the college community a quiet space in which to reflect and pray.
The Chaplaincy is open to students throughout the college day. It is a space to relax and chill-out in, where you can talk to friends, play cards, board games and do work as well. Everyone is welcome to use the chaplaincy and enjoy the atmosphere of welcome and calm it provides. Students are asked to help keep the space clean, calm and stress-free!