You Said, We Did
We want more desks suitable for independent study in the Postgrad Hub
You wanted higher tables in the Main Atrium of the Postgrad Hub that were more suitable to studying, and more desk space in the quiet area.
We sourced more suitable tables and they're now in use
The Postgrad Hub's smaller coffee tables have been replaced with high desks, suitable for studying, in order to maximise the study space in the Hub. We have added more desks to the quiet area and changed the seating arrangements so more people can study in there.
We want more provision for distance and part-time users
You wanted more online services and resources for students that might not be able to get onto campus.
We expanded our online resources
We launched an online mentorship platform so that all students could get support from their peers. We also created an online wellbeing course focused on Postgrad Realities.
We want better scanning facilities
You wanted the facilities to scan rare and delicate material without the fear of damaging it.
Installed an overhead scanner in the REx
There is now a free to use overhead scanner available in the Wolfson Research Exchange (by the printer) for all researchers to use whenever the Library is open. This can be used as an alternative to that available on the printer.
We want longer opening hours in the Postgrad Hub
The Postgrad Hub's opening hours were 9am-8pm. You wanted the Postgrad Hub to have longer opening hours to fit around your schedule of study, work and home life.
The Postgrad Hub is now open 9am-12am Monday to Sunday
You can now use the Postgrad Hub, including the group study and relaxation rooms until 12am, seven days a week during term time.
We want hot water in the Wolfson Research Exchange
You wanted to be able to make tea, coffee and hot drinks in the Research Exchange.
Installed a hot water boiler and sink
We created a small kitchenette area in the Wolfson Research Exchange with hot and cold water, and a sink, and we also now provide complimentary tea, coffee, and sugar.
We want to meet other researchers
You wanted to meet researchers from multiple departments in a casual, social setting.
Created 'Beyond the Research'
We held a social networking event where research talk was banned. We provided wine, crisps, soft drinks and conversation topics, you provided two hours of lively conversation and discussion. We hope to run this event again.
We want a fairer locker policy in the Wolfson Research Exchange
You told us the 12 hour lockers did not work for your schedules and you found it very difficult to secure an indefinite locker.
Changed all lockers to termly use
All lockers are now allocated at the start of every term on a random basis to those who apply for them. Lockers are then yours to use for the entire term.