Our Academic Reps represent the peers on their course or in their school, gathering their feedback and working alongside the Students’ Union and the University to put it into action. The opening of this study space is the latest in a string of success they’ve helped to achieve.
The new area in the Newton Gallery boasts 112 study spaces, 36 PCs, 12 iMacs and 36 loanable laptops. It features a variety of different desks, workstations and group study booths that give students more options when it comes to getting their work done.
I had the honor of cutting the ribbon at the official opening event this week which means students are now able to access the space Monday to Friday 7:30am – 9pm during term time.
Our Academic Rep Coordinator, Ciara Miller, said: “It’s fantastic to see yet more positive changes put into place thanks to our Academic Representatives. They are constantly working to improve your academic experience at NTU and this just goes to show much of an impact they can make with your feedback. If you’ve got improvements you’d like to make to the University or the Students’ Union, make sure you get in touch with yours!’
Other recent successes that have come out of NTSU’s Academic Reps scheme include the rollout of lecture capture facilities, the Postgraduate study space in Boots Library, laptop loans from Brackenhurst library, 24-hour Mac access for ADBE students and degree show funding for Art & Design students.
For more information on Academic Reps or to find out who yours is, visit www.trentstudents.org/academicreps.