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Stunning Space Opens its Doors to Students

Students are delighted as a stunningly innovative study space opens its doors to them.

In just six weeks a former staff area at Wrexham Glyndwr University has been transformed into a modern, welcoming social learning space called The Study.

The Study is colourful, stylish and practical, featuring energy efficient bespoke lighting and plenty of three-point and USB charging sockets.

There are several booths with comfortable leather sofas, table, acoustic panels and monitors that students can hook their devices up to in order to work collaboratively on Power Point presentations, videos or other creative projects.

Along the outer wall small groups of armchairs and wingback chairs, tables and modern lamps create a cosy environment in which to catch up over a coffee to discuss work.

A long table and two high benches provide space to drop in to work on laptops and other devices, with charging points at each work station. These stations are collapsible giving the potential to also use the space for functions.

The work has been carried out on behalf of Wrexham Glyndwr University by Day Architecture and Spatial Office Environments, which is owned by university alumnus Phil Simmonds.

Estates and Campus Manager Mike Hamer said:

“The Study is the beginning of a new chapter for Wrexham Glyndwr University.  Its functionality supports the evolution of collaborative social learning, whilst its innovative design utilising modern contemporary materials sets the scene for other exciting developments which will be delivered as part of the Campus 2025 Estates strategy.

“Completing the study in just six weeks with minimal disruption is testament to what focused teamwork can produce. The collaboration between Day Architectural Ltd and Spatial Office Environments has delivered a bespoke high-end space where technology is integral to the design and use of space. We hope that The Study is a space that students will want to come to and importantly, stay.”

Students calling in to The Study for the first time have been delighted by the fantastic facility.

Video game design student Matthew Ould said: “It’s very impressive, it’s a great space for presentations and team meetings.”

Game development student Dan Olliver agreed: “It’s great to have a dedicated space for students to meet for group work instead of having to try to find an empty room which can affect timetables,” he said.

Effy Daniels is studying a masters degree in Unmanned Aircraft Systems. She said: “I really like the colours and it looks really professional. It’s really nice place and the seats are so comfy – I will be spending a lot of time here for group work.”

Campus 2025 is Wrexham Glyndwr University's strategy to significantly improve all areas of its campuses. Plans include new student accommodation, improved IT and AV facilities and upgraded teaching and research rooms.

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