Northumbria formed the “Transforming the Student Experience” as a transformational project to deliver a real change to the way in which the University delivered support services for students - seeing life through the “lens of a student”.
With the development of the multi-million pound “Student Central” transforming the 1969 Library into a space designed to bring all student-facing services together into one central area, creating an “Ask4Help” team, offering centralised access to most of support needs, all from a single professional point of contact on each campus. Investment and development continued in our estate with £26M of capital additions made to buildings, infrastructure and equipment. The investments support and strengthen both student experience and research activity, with the construction of a new £8.3M Computer and Information Sciences building, a world class home for our 1,200 Computer and Information Sciences students and 85 staff. And the delivery of new £7M world class Architecture studios and building extension, to the 18th century Sutherland Building. Incorporated as standard into design is the delivery of low carbon and sustainable ‘Smart Building’ concept, complete with a specialised Building Management System.
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