We understand how much of a priority access to libraries, and in particular study space, is for you right now. In our recent Powered By Students Instagram Poll 85% of the 503 students who responded said that they were not happy with this year’s library provision and that study space was most important to them.
In direct response to your concerns we have opened up Uni Central in the SU Building (on Level 4) to provide additional warm, safe, and comfortable study space. There’s no need to book, free reliable WiFi, and you can even order food and soft drinks from Bar One and Coffee Revolution directly to your table from our easy to use Student Orders app. You can also access a Covid safe printer in Garden View on Level 3.
We have also been speaking with Library staff and the University Vice-Chancellor to highlight this issue, and have been pushing for them to expand available space as soon as it is safe to do so. We therefore welcome the latest news that levels 3 and 4 in the Information Commons, and Inox Dine have reopened (booking available at connect2). We have also been assured that by mid November, opening hours will be extended.
We continue to listen to your concerns and ideas, and thank all the students who have already given us feedback on this issue.