Latest News & Campus Work Updates
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- Graduation Accommodation
- Green Lancaster Week
- Spine redesign project survey
- Fairtrade Fortnight
- Lancaster Conferences Insider
- New Engineering building update
- Ash House Refurbishment: diversion details
- University House External Repairs
- BBC Radio Lancashire Broadcast
- Latest Travel Information inc. Road Closures
Lancaster Conferences have campus accommodation in County College available on a room only basis for just £22.00 per night. To book please visit the website lancaster.ac.uk/sleep.
Next week is Green Lancaster Week! If you didn't already know, Green Lancaster is a collaborative initiative between the University and Students' Union regarding all things Sustainability. There are a whole range of events going on throughout the week around the University and lots of opportunity for you to find out more about how you can get involved with Green Lancaster too. Find out more here.
In preparation for the design stage of the Spine remodelling project, a topographical survey will be undertaken between the 9th - 31st March. This is a non-intrusive survey which will chart the physical features of the Spine and associated spaces. There will be up to 6 surveyors on campus at any one time so if you see people doing work along the Spine, this is the reason for it.
Lancaster University is proud to be a Fairtrade University and is supporting Fairtrade Fortnight 2015 with a series of events and promotions across the campus. These include:
- 10% off all Fairtrade goods in LUSU Central
- Fairtrade cake available in The Lounge
- Fairtrade or food miles discussion at the Chaplaincy Centre with cheese and wine
- Banana eating competition
- Street Feast incorporating Fairtrade Kilombero rice and Swaziland curry sauce
- Coffee tasting and talk
All details including a programme of events and publicity materials can be viewed on the University's Fairtrade webpage here.
Lancaster Conferences have recently launched their Insider e-newsletter to provide subscribers with all the latest news and offers from guest rooms, meeting spaces, events and conferences. If you would like to stay up to date, sign up to the Insider e-newsletter here and view the latest edition here.
The new engineering building opened on Monday 26 January and staff and students have started moving in. The state-of-the-art building for the Engineering Department is providing additional areas for future growth and new specialisms such as Nuclear, Energy and Chemical Engineering. Work is ongoing on the phased completion of the external areas, which you will see being finished over the next few weeks. Once that is complete, the parking on the perimeter road outside the site will be reinstated as staff parking, providing 59 additional spaces. Farrer and Gillow Avenue car parks will return to being visitor parking.
The path running between Bowland Avenue and the Great Hall is now closed. To view a map of the alternative routes available as well as more information regarding the project, please see the project webpage. If you have any queries regarding the project, please contact the Facilities Helpdesk on 01524 593333.
External repairs will be undertaken on University House to prevent water ingress and to upgrade the facade. Repairs include rendering, re-pointing and roof covering replacement. Re-pointing of brickwork will also be undertaken on the Human Resources building.
In order to keep disruption and dust, to a minimum all noisy work will be confined to weekends. During the working week the contractor will carry out the re-pointing and render work which will be much less disruptive than the grinding out.
Although it should be standard practice could I please ask for your help in ensuring windows are closed at the end of each day. Over the weekends a considerable amount of dust will be generated and we would prefer not to have the contractor accessing the building in order to shut windows to prevent dust from getting in to offices.
Scaffolding will be added to the East (Alexandra Square) elevation of University House from Saturday 20 December so that the exterior building improvement work can continue. This phase of work will be complete by mid-February, dependent on weather.
BBC Radio Lancashire broadcast live from campus on 9th October as part of the coverage of our 50th anniversary celebrations. They took peek at life behind the scenes and spoke to the people who help make the university tick. Presenter Sally Naden spoke to four members of staff about their roles and the university's great array of facilities: Julian Ankers (Executive Chef), Mike Sheppard (Deputy Director of Facilities), Ian Sturzaker (Landscape Manager) and Kim Montgomery (Head of Sport). She also spoke to FASS English and Creative Writing student Simon James, who is on a Press Office work placement and Facilities Communications and Marketing Manager Louisa Duff. Listen to the broadcast again here.