What is Campus Heart?
Campus Heart is the name for the University’s development programme to transform the spaces and services on Tyndall Avenue, creating opportunities for staff, students and our local community to come together to learn and study, get help and support, be social and just relax.
Why is it needed?
In 2015-16 we co-created a bold and exciting University strategy that encompasses a whole range of ambition.
We listened to what students and staff asked for - more space at the centre to work quietly, to share ideas and relax with each other.
Campus Heart is part of the way we are delivering the priorities of the University strategy by transforming the space, and the relationships that happen in and around the buildings.
When is it happening?
Our plans are ambitious, and it can't all happen overnight. It's going to take us at least five years to transform our space.
You will start to see new spaces opening up for you to use and enjoy over the months and years ahead.
The Garden Café at Hawthorns is already open and the better equipped gym in the Sports Centre opened for business in October. Since then we have started to transform Senate House to provide new teaching spaces and new, dedicated spaces for current students and staff.
Make this yours
Students and staff have told us they need more space, more opportunities to connect and a greater sense of belonging. We’ve listened.
Whether you’re a student, member of staff or you live nearby, there will be many opportunities to get involved in shaping the changes.
We are committed to involving staff, students and our local community every step of the way. Find out how you can get involved.
Changes so far
- The new Garden Café at the Hawthorns is open.
2018 - September
- A larger and better equipped gym opened in the Sports Centre.
- First phase of Senate House opens.
- New food court, dining area and SU café/bar will open in Senate House.
- Our inspirational new library will be ready to welcome all students, staff and our wider community.
- New, shared public spaces.
Our plans are ambitious, and it can't all happen overnight. It's going to take us at least five years to transform our space. Keep informed of the latest developments by signing up for our newsletter.