Last year we shared with you that the University had committed to spend £4.5 on Student Central over the next two years. We've been keeping you up to date with the project (here)as we've talked to you about what you want from your Students' Union, so that we can ensure that your voices are heard throughout the design process.
Ahead of the new academic year, we let you know what we've been working on over the summer to respond to the feedback that was shared with. There were things that we could do, like create new quiet learning spaces and open a brand new food outlet in our building, that we wanted to get on with so that you can see that we listen to what you tell us. You can find out what they are here.
Alongside this work we have continued to feed into the design process to create a plan that works for you, University services that call this building home and is within the allocated budget. Work on a final plan is continuing and we look forward to sharing it with you and getting your feedback.
One of the key areas of feedback from students was to make it easier to understand which services were run by the University and which were Students' Union and make them easier to access. Therefore one of the key design considerations of this project is to bring together student facing services for both organisations into separate spaces and make them more accessible. To realise this ambition, in August work began on the third floor of Student Central to bring the Universities student services team together in one space. University teams including careers, the Central Hub, accommodation, registry services and financial services will now move to the first floor (the current location of the Students' Union Membership Services Team and Student Presidents).
This means that from today you can now find your Student Presidents in their new home on the second floor. Other Students' Union services that were based on the first floor will move to the second floor before the start of the acadmic year. We look forward to welcoming you to your new space on this floor. We're hard at work making sure it's easy to find us, with brand new signage been installed through the building and that it feels like your space.