What's new on campus?
We're always looking for ways to improve student life and keep up with changes in technology. Here are some of the changes we've recently put in place after listening to feedback from current students.
We spent more than £2million developing Penrhyn Road since 2009.
To make better use of the space, we have:
- refurbished the reception lobby and main corridor;
- expanded the Learning Resources Centre and added a Learning Cafe;
- remodelled teaching rooms, including adding six new psychology labs;
- redeveloped the Foodstore – to incorporate an informal learning area where you can grab a coffee, socialise and unwind; and
- remodelled some of the student offices.
We've just completed a new £26million teaching building for the Kingston Hill campus.
The Kingston Business School building will provide a new home for the Faculty of Business and Law as well as modern teaching and learning spaces for everyone on campus.
The building incorporates many sustainable features including:
- rainwater harvesting;
- a Sedum roof;
- natural ventilation and low carbon energy use;
- renewable energy generation through a ground source heat pump; and
- additional cycle stands.
As well as formal teaching areas, the new building includes space for informal learning.
We have invested £11million in improving Knights Park, including:
- a brand-new Learning Resources Centre;
- a new reception gallery with art shop and social space;
- upgraded studios; and
- a new landscaped entrance plaza with additional cycle parking, new planting and seating areas.
Roehampton Vale has had an upgrade too. In 2009 we unveiled a sleek new reception area and expanded the Learning Resources Centre to include a modern learning café.
Autumn 2010 saw the unveiling of a new 190-person lecture theatre, a 60-person computer room and shower facilities for cyclists.