Learning and living at the heart of the university

This is an article by Niall Young O’Brien and Georgia Moloney.
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Construction on campus

As every student knows, a lot of time is spent in the library.

Sometimes it’s coffee fueled, sometimes in the early hours of the morning and at other times brimming with stress.

Edge Hill University knows how useful a new library is for students to get the best out of their degree. So the university is delivering.

There’ll soon be a  £36 million development to include a much larger 4 storey library, extra town house style accommodation for 250 students and a brand new student services centre. This scheme will be ready by September 2018, with half of the accommodation scheduled for September 2017.

Talking about this on the Edge Hill website, Vice-Chancellor Dr John Cater said “Over the past five years the University has invested heavily in constructing new residences to ensure that all first year students who so choose can live on campus. We are now extending that offer to a proportion of senior and postgraduate students with the construction of a series of new town houses for 2017 and 2018 occupancy. Alongside this, and to ensure we sustain our position as one of the country’s top two campuses in the 2016 Times Higher survey, we are investing over £26m to construct a new Library and Student Services Centre, simultaneously releasing high quality space for learning and teaching and departmental use”.

In simpler language that means more living space, more advice and many more books.

The new library will be so close to where we all live and study that we can now spend even more of our time with our heads deeply submerged in literature. In our case this would be Kotler’s Principles of Marketing.

Prior to the recent construction, the centre of the University had been a running track. Once construction is completed the library, student services and accommodation will be the focal point of campus.

This means that that help and knowledge are both literally and figuratively at the centre of Edge Hill.

Niall Young O’Brien & Georgia Moloney are first year Marketing with Public Relations students at Edge Hill University

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