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Launch of newly refurbished Students’ Union
The Students’ Union at City College Plymouth is a dedicated space run by the student liaison team, for students, and today students from across the College celebrated the launch of the newly refurbished space.
With funding from the College, the Students’ Union has undergone a huge transformation with improvements made to the interior space and facilities, to create a more comfortable and engaging environment. The whole area is now open, light and more accessible to all students, who range from school leavers through to higher education and adult learners.
The renovations include: the installation of a new flooring and floor covering; the creation of a new chill out space, with easy chairs, sofa bean bags and a new 65″ ultra-high-definition TV; the addition of a new intervention suite, created to provide a quiet area for students to talk or study; and the creation of a new games zone which houses three pool tables, two table tennis tables, an Xbox and PlayStation 4.
In addition, a stage has been installed in the entertainment zone of the Students’ Union with a view to hosting ‘open mic nights’; and a new gym has been installed in the activities room. This new gym space features spinning bikes, rowers, ski machine, weights as well as other equipment.
A group of the College’s media students are currently working on developing wall graphics for the Students’ Union for the different zones, depicting sports, games, entertainment and chill out themes.
Chaz Talbot, Student Liaison Officer at the College, said: “This is now a fantastic space which has drawn nothing but positive responses from students of all ages. Those who’ve returned for the second year of their course have appreciated the amount of effort and financial backing that has been expended to improve this area.
“I’ve been thoroughly impressed with all improvements made to the membership and running of the Students’ Union this term. The students are now beginning to take ownership of their space, under the supervision of the student liaison team, utilising resources available to identify with it. The footfall has increased significantly since the summer break and it is clear to see that students are enjoying the freedom they have within their own area.”
To mark the occasion, Jackie Grubb, Principal and Chief Executive at the College, cut a celebration cake that was made by the College’s catering students.
The event also celebrated the launch of the College’s new well-being mile. This initiative encourages students and staff to take time out of their day to walk a mile-long route around the campus and forms part of the College’s commitment to the health and well-being of its community.
Why not visit the Students’ Union and the see the improvements for yourself at the College’s next Open Day on 2 November, 10.00am-1.00pm. Like the Students’ Union on Facebook @cityplymsu.