The University’s Vice Chancellor, Karen Cox, officially opened the new undergraduate common room in the School of Computing. The common room is the latest update to the Cornwallis building where facilities for computing students have been brought together, providing a central hub.
The hub area comprises the School’s:
– reception and student office
– placements office
– employability and marketing office
– Kent IT Consultancy offices
– The Shed (the School’s maker space)
– and the undergraduate student common room
Head of School, Professor Richard Jones, said: ‘Our aim is to bring all our student facing activities together in an area that is well decorated and which provides a pleasant working environment with a real buzz to it. In designing the common room, we have listened to the views of the Student Union and provided a pleasant space for collaborative working and socialising, adjacent to our other student services.’
Other recent moves have seen the student admin office moved downstairs to provide a better reception for the School, as well as a much improved working environment for the professional services staff. The KITC area provides communal working space for student consultants and the KITC staff, as well as private rooms for meeting with clients.