Learning Commons official opening

Following a busy summer of redevelopment work in the Hugh Nisbet Building – the Learning Commons was officially opened by Prof John Sawkins today.

This £1.5M project has focussed on improving the student experience, particularly in respect of study space, and will provide a supported study and learning environment that will complement and supplement the Cameron Smail Library.

It will provide more spaces for collaborative and social study with Information Services staff on hand to assist where required.

The Learning Commons will provide:

  • A state-of-the art digital learning and study centre, with extended opening hours
    (6.00 am – midnight, 7 days a week)
  • A vibrant study destination – bright, attractive, appealing and fun
  • Over 200 seats offering a variety and choice of learning and study settings (including 120-140 study settings with additional 60-80 seat provision)
  • A conversational study space with a relaxed feel – a place of interface and interaction
  • Mixed study, with particular focus on collaborative learning facilities, with some bookable rooms
  • Study settings with collaboration and communication technologies, including screens which can be shared amongst users supporting a range of digital sources
  • A convenient accessible location
  • A support service during core hours, providing a triage service with specialist IT support

Opening hours: 6.00 am – midnight, 7 days a week

Staffed services: 11:00 – 16:00, Monday – Friday

The study space is next to a remodelled Elements catering outlet, which will be open as a drop in and/or take away facility.

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  1. Welcome back….just a quick update on what happened while you were away! | InformS

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