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Space Utilisation

Principles of space management

  • Space is considered as much a University resource as staff or a budget.
  • Space is a University resource to be allocated in a manner which best advances University priorities.
  • University space can and will be reassigned.
  • University space needs will be evaluated in the context of traditional quantitative and functional considerations.
  • Decisions relating to assignment and reassignment of space will generally be made by the Capital, Space and Amenities Group.

Key points

Office space

Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professors are allocated their own office. This should be no more than 12m2 in new or newly refurbished buildings. In existing buildings with larger offices, we allow single occupancy offices of up to 15m2.

All other staff members should be allocated 6m2 of space within a shared office.

Postgraduate research student work areas

Postgraduate research students should share work spaces at a ratio of 2 work spaces for every 3 students. Each work space should take up no more than 4m2 of space.

Meeting rooms

When determining the capacity of a meeting room, you should allow 2m2 per person.

Assignment of space within departments

Space Management will calculate each department's space allocation based on the space norms. However, departments have control over how this space is assigned.