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You Said We Did: Spaces



Transforming the Student Experience

Library Spaces

You said

  • You wanted the library open 24/7
  • You wanted better temperature control (too hot/too cold)
  • You wanted more social space & more quiet space
  • You wanted a more modern library space that is lighter and brighter
  • The library needed more plug sockets

We did

  • This year see's the start of our opening hours pilot running from 1st April 2019. 

We are initially offering 24/7 opening at significant points over the academic calendar, as follows:  

1st April 2019 – 2nd June 2019

1st December 2019 – 12th January 2020

30th March 2020 – 31st May 2020

We are hopeful that these extended opening hours will have a really positive impact on your experience, improving your campus facilities, and giving you opportunities to work more flexibly.

Students’ Union and Library and Learning Services will work together to review the uptake and success of these        identified 24/7 periods in 2020. We will then be able to make recommendations for future academic years.

  • We have already started to replace the windows in the library which we hope will start to address the temperature differences and increase the amount of light in some areas.
  • We understand that some areas are dated and we promise to explore how we can update these for you over the year.
  • We will look at how we can make better use of the group study space and increase the amount of plug sockets in this area.

New PGR Study Space