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Our Building - summer updates

August 10, 2018

Earlier this year we ran student surveys and focus groups to understand how you use our building, what we could improve and what you want from a redeveloped Student Central. Works has continued on this project over the summer as we work on designs that meet the needs of our members and improve the experience of using University and Students Union services. You can find our more about the project here.

It was clear from talking to you that there were some things that we could do this summer to improve the experience of using our building. Here's what you said and what we've been up to this summer to welcome you back to an improved Student Central. 


You said

We did

It’s hard to find out way around the building

Replaced all signage and added additional wayfinding to guide you around our spaces

There’s not enough commercial outlets


More alcohol-free space

Johnny Mac was and underutilised space during the day so we’ve transformed it into an alcohol free space with a brand new offer! It’s now home to Scoop – you’re on campus ice cream parlour!  

You would like more quiet spaces on campus to study and relax

We’ve allocated one of our first-floor social spaces as a ‘quiet room’.


The entrance needs improvement and could feel more welcoming.


More promotion of what’s going on within the Union.  

Later this month the outside of our building will be transformed with new signage helping it feel more welcoming and vibrant.

We’ve also improved out digital signage and created new poster space.  

It’s difficult to book spaces within Student Central

You can now book a room via a dedicated button on the homepage of our website Simply fill out an online form and tell us what you want.

The D├ęcor needs updating to make it feel more modern and colourful to make it feel more welcoming.


We’ve updated lots of spaces – from repainting to bringing them to life with colour and messaging.

Some spaces are dark and uninviting

Johnny Mac was a space that was particularly dark as it had no natural light. We’ve invested in new ‘daylight’ lighting to bring our new outlet to life during the day.

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Hull University Union
University of Hull,
Student Central,
Cottingham Road,
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