Teaching and Learning news: University invests in student facilities

The School of Physics & Astronomy

A multi-million pound investment in buildings and facilities across the University is underway.

Over the next few years, a series of projects will transform existing spaces, provide new ones and offer staff and students a greatly enhanced environment in which to work and study.

The improvements include:

  • 48A – 60 The Pleasance is undergoing an innovative series of improvements that will provide the University’s wide range of groups and societies with flexible, multi-use space. A new societies hub will house a newspaper office, student radio studio, resource centre and film studio, as well as lift access. The Salisbury Building is also being improved, with space for dance societies.
  • A significant increase in the student study space capacity in the Main Library in George Square with the addition of 400 study spaces. This will include an innovative mix of group study pods, individual study areas, group study rooms, computer desks and soft furnishings.
  • Refurbishment of the Moray House Library, now complete, providing a much-improved learning environment.
  • A new Law Library, offering more than 250 new study spaces and enhanced computer facilities within Old College.
  • Upgrades to the King’s Buildings campus, including new individual and group study areas at the Mary Bruck building and in the KB Centre, level two.
  • Extensive refurbishment of Potterrow, with new study, social and society meeting spaces. Facilities to support students with their pastoral and development needs will also be improved.

Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea, the University’s Principal says:

“I’m very pleased about the programme of new buildings and improvements planned, which will transform the estate into more efficient and inspiring spaces. This investment will significantly enrich the student experience and allow us to create a world-class teaching and learning environment which matches expectations and responds flexibly to changing student and staff needs.”

Originally posted on the University of Edinburgh website.

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