What do we hope to achieve?

  • Main circulation and Library entranceOne library study space per eight students, bringing the university up to peer-related norms;
  • A range of flexible study spaces to meet changing user needs, including silent study, group study, social learning space and a archives/special collections reading room;
  • Appropriate acoustics to deliver designated silent zones;
  • A dedicated research room for researchers in the new building;
  • A prominent and easily accessible teaching collection together with a continued presence of easily accessible printed books managed to meet the changing needs of library users;
  • Environmentally-controlled storage for special collections, archives (PD – 5454 standard) and art works and an exhibition space open to the public to showcase collections and host events
  • GFCAppropriate floor loading to meet the above printed book requirement;
  • An IT rich, fully networked and Wi-Fi enabled environment, capable of offering appropriate numbers of fixed PC’s, self-service docking for laptops, self-service tablets, facilities for digital capture, recording, viewing and online learning, and ease of on-site access to e-resources (e-books and e-journals;
  • A highly visible, ground floor Careers and Employability enquiries and resources hub
  • Networked group study rooms that can also be used for employer engagement activities and innovative teaching;
  • Sound-protected consultation rooms to allow confidential discussions with Careers & Employability advisors and with Student Services staff;
  • Double height social study spaceA recruitment agency, with a highly visible shop front, placing students in work on campus or in the local area;
  • A vacancy generation call centre to create new opportunities for students to allow us to reach our corporal strategy of providing placements or internships to 50% of students;
  • An employer suite of co-located seminar room, interview rooms, pantry and hot-desk facilities to allow employers to conduct the full recruitment process on campus;
  • Expanded trading space for a campus shop
  • A café that can offer year-round catering to serve the needs of students, staff and visitors;
  • An integrated bank offering with full banking services (as per the current offering by Santander).
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