SPACE

New social spaces to create success together

We were approached by the university with some exciting opportunities for us to create spaces for students in both Cambridge and Chelmsford.

As part of our Strategic Plan, we committed to:

  • create opportunities and deliver activities that make students proud to be part of the ARU community
  • create spaces for students to socialise, collaborate and succeed, enabling them to transform the lives of others and deliver on our vision of students creating success together

These aims, alongside our research about what students want in the spaces, and working with contractors and designers are becoming a reality.

So here's what's happening...

Cambridge

We relocated our SU office from Helmore to the ground floor of Peter Taylor House in September 2017. This has allowed the SU space to grow significantly in size, which means we could create a large area for student social space.

The space is a comfortable, welcoming, flexible space for students to use how they please, including;

  • relaxing with friends
  • working with other students
  • informal group studying
  • course-based society meet ups 
  • interest-based society meet ups
  • meetings with student representatives (course reps, faculty reps, campaign reps and full time Executive Officers)
  • meetings with SU staff

The space includes:

  • a variety of seating, sofas and booths
  • desks and power points to charge laptops etc.
  • a kitchen area for students to use with a hot water tap and a microwave
  • society lockers and a trophy cabinet
  • bookable meeting room with video conferencing facilities

Ground Floor Peter Taylor House designs:

Note: these are the designs only. Find the launch photos on Facebook.

 

 

Find out more here

 

Chelmsford

We have officially moved back into our new look home on the first floor of Tindal building, complete with new hangout space for students which they can use for: 

  • relaxing with friends
  • working with other students
  • informal group studying
  • course-based society meet ups 
  • interest-based society meet ups
  • meetings with student representatives (course reps, faculty reps, campaign reps and full time Executive Officers)
  • meetings with SU staff

The space includes:

  • a variety of seating, sofas and booths
  • desks and power points to charge laptops etc.
  • society lockers and a trophy cabinet
  • bookable meeting room with video conferencing facilities

The ground floor has been transformed into our shiny new bar and cafe space, 92. Freshly made burgers, grab & go lunch options, locally sourced coffee, cocktails, mocktails and draught beer are all available to staff and students. Students can come and go or take part in events and activities, including;

  • relaxing with friends on comfortable seating indoors
  • attending a variety of evening events, such as quizzes, movie nights, karaoke 
  • enjoying freshly made food
  • studying in a social environment

1st Floor and Ground Floor Tindal designs:

Note: some of the decor will be different as these are designs only. 

 

 

Find out more here