Open hours

ACE Central Loans Opening Hours:

  • Monday to Friday 9am - 4.30pm

Facilities Opening Hours:

  • Monday to Friday 9am - 9pm

Contact us

Based on the ground floor of G-Block at Bower Ashton Campus; Room 0G04.

Call: 01173284785


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Useful links

LOCATION Risk Assessment Form 

(Click to download editable Word document) 

This form is used for all bookings when equipment is being taken off campus.

STUDIO Risk Assessment Form

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This form is used for all bookings involving the Production Studio (0G07) or Foley Studio (2G16) or if you are using an external studio.

PHOTOGRAPHY Risk Assessment Form

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This form is specifically for use by BA & MA Photography students, when equipment is being taken off campus. 




ACE Central Loans closed at 2pm on Tuesday 24th March.

We will update you as to when we will reopen as soon as we can.

For up-to-date information about the University's response to coronavirus, please refer to the UWE Bristol website. For information relating to ACE Central Loans, please see our Facebook and Twitter pages (see 'Contact Us' section).

You can still contact us via email if you have queries or are in need of information: 

If you were due to return equipment, please don't as the university buildings will be closed. We would like to re-assure students that at this time your safety and the safety of those around you is paramount.

All fines for late return of equipment are from this point suspended until further notice. This only applies to equipment already with students or staff who were unable to return equipment due to self-isolating or any other coronavirus related issues.


Please be aware that bookings and renewals will not be taken over the phone or via voicemail.

Bookings will only remain on the system for two hours after the due collection time, so please make sure you are booking correctly and collect promptly.

Renewals - To renew your equipment for up to 24 hours, go to 'My Account', highlight your booking and click 'Renew Booking'. Renewals are only available if the equipment is available.

Online Risk Assessment Approval System
Many courses can now complete their risk assessments online.
If your course doesn't have this system yet, but you would like it, talk to your tutor about getting it set up.
For more information, email

ACE Central Loans Induction
Students are required to attend an ACE Central Loans Induction before using this ACE Central Loans booking site.
If you have missed your scheduled Induction, you can complete the following Induction via this link:

ACE Central Loans Online Induction



ACE Central Loans Induction

All students are required to attend an ACE Central Loans Induction before using this booking site.
If you have missed your course-scheduled ACE Central Loans Induction, you can complete it via the link.


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  • Each student is required to attend a ACE Central Loans Induction (your course leader/tutor is responsible for organising this for you), where you will be issued a Responsibility Agreement form. This must be fully completed, signed and returned to ACE Central Loans (0G04) before you will be allowed to use the ACE Central Loans resources. Signing this form is your undertaking to agree and abide by the rules, regulations and terms of access laid out in the document.


  • You must complete Technical Training Workshops, delivered by Technical Instructors, in the operation of specific equipment and resources before you will be allowed to use them.


  • A Risk Assessment Form must be fully completed and signed by you as the person responsible for conducting activities, and approved by and signed by a relevant member of academic staff (Course Tutor or Module Leader).


  • The full 'ACE Central Loans Terms & Conditions' can be found in the link above.


Equipment bookings will not be issued without a completed, signed and approved Risk Assessment Form.