Swansea University is aiming to enhance its Singleton Campus by creating a Student Precinct which would create exciting new spaces for learning, studying, socialising and entertainment which would also link and enhance existing campus facilities in Fulton House and the Taliesin Arts Centre. The Student Precinct would be a gateway to social, pastoral, cultural and welfare services, providing innovative multi-functional learning and social spaces, which would enhance the student experience. You can see some visualisations of what the development could look like here, here and here659-Girls walking on campus

The University and the Students’ Union are working together to get as much input as possible from students to make this development as exciting as possible so please get engaged to let us know what you think by filling in our quick survey below:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MRPCC7K

Tuesday April 26th, 2016

Posted In: Events: What's on?, Misc

11 Comments

  • Emily says:

    There should be more study space, a second library for example, but not like the library on Bay campus because that does not have enough tables or chairs. It may look aesthetically pleasing but it is not useful for students who want to work in the library when there are no seats left. Keep it simple and add extra computers, printers and quite rooms or booths, for online interviews.

  • Carrie says:

    Why do we have this belief that students want to mix social and learning environments all the time. When I want to study I want somewhere quiet with readily accessible services. When I want to socialise I want a variety of opportunities to meet my friends, relax, party, be entertained, and NOT think about learning or study.

  • Fran says:

    As far as I am concerned, you may add as many facilities as you possible can but if there is no control, it all comes down to zero. There is too much noise in Swansea university libraries, being it Singleton or Bay. Student do ‘chat-chatting’ all the time even in areas labelled as ‘silent’. Library staff appear to enjoy seating at front desk and do nothing regarding monitoring the noise. Guess what, many people go to national library in town or UWTSD for a conducive environment for study. The only people who happen to benefit from studying in peaceful and quiet places are PhD students.

  • Elliott says:

    Could’nt agree more with the above comments. Adding more space to study is always good (maybe a mezzanine floor in the center of the bay library?)

    But it all comes down to the library staff actually making sure the places are quiet

  • Claire says:

    More study space, especially a study space with decent sized desks (the ones in the library are far too small for a laptop, a textbook and a notepad) and access to natural light. More ‘booth style’ desks would be helpful as it would limit distractions to people who are trying to work and also makes people less likely to chat as they can’t see their friends all the time. More plug points are essential and it would be nice for there to be a boiling water point somewhere in the building so that we can make our own tea and coffee for free rather than having to buy it.

  • Heather porter says:

    Quite agree with the above that more quiet areas should be provided.

  • Rhys says:

    Fully agree with the above, more quiet, enforced study space. Booths perhaps, natural light, some greenery inside if possible. Boiling water point also a very very sound idea.

  • Colin says:

    I agree with everything above and would also suggest more chairs be placed in the computer rooms in the Bay library. Often two or more people will work on one computer and so will take the chairs from an otherwise empty computer leaving nowhere to sit even though a computer is available. Also a silent computer room should be set up in the Bay campus library as the amount of noise in the current ones makes it extremely difficult to concentrate if, for example, you are taking part in an online assessment.

  • Student Communications Officer says:

    Thank you all for your comments. If you have any specific suggestions or complaints relating to current buildings/services on Singleton or Bay Campuses please email myuniexperience@swansea.ac.uk with your feedback.

  • Ellie says:

    There are never enough places to sit and work in Singleton Library. I agree that libraries should be quieter, but I can understand that some people need some background noise to work well. There should be more relaxed social working areas so that the libraries can be quiet learning places. Also, more computers would be really useful, agree with the above points.

  • James says:

    Perhaps it would be most cost effective to hire more library staff to enforce a suitable sound level. Too many students see it as a place to meet up and chill on campus. If they were denied the opportunity to hang out by enforcing existing noise policies then it would free up desk space and computers in the library as well as improving the space already there for people who are working. Also teaching students basic decorum using posters or better still, more active librarians. Some students play their music so loud it’s like they are using their head phones as speakers. And if you ask them politely to quieten it down there is not always a positive response. Solve the problems in the library before any new marketing projects!

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