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Our Campus Facilities are top five for student experience

The University of Leeds has moved into the top five in this year’s Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey, from sixth position last year, to fourth this year.

Every year, the Times Higher Education survey asks students across the UK to give their views about their university on a range of issues, from the quality of teaching and how well-structured the courses are, through to accommodation and support and welfare.

Our facilities, activities and societies and services such as security on campus, student welfare and support all feature particularly strongly. In the survey the students voted Leeds third for its facilities, including quality, convenience, library/opening hours, shop and bar amenities, and sports facilities.

We offer exceptional campus facilities too!

With first-rate accommodation, libraries and teaching facilities, the University is investing a further £520m to further develop the campus to support world-leading research and teaching.

This spring sees the completion of some of the most recent investments, including the £5m Brownlee Centre and cycle track and the £24.7m refurbishment of the Edward Boyle Library.

Already one of the best student unions in the UK, Leeds University Union was the first union to be awarded ‘excellent’ status in NUS quality accreditation and will provide even better facilities and opportunities for students following the completion of a £17 million upgrade in 2017.

The Union continues to receive one of the highest levels of satisfaction amongst students.

For more details visit National Student Survey results

 

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Road closure to Western Campus via Clarendon Road 01/04/2017

Please bear with us as we install a replacement chiller unit serving the Michael Marks Building, Western Campus.

Services to be interrupted: Road closure to Western Campus via Clarendon Road between the hours of 08:00 – 16:30

Effects of this interruption upon building occupants: No Vehicle access to Western Campus.
For enquiries please contact: Paul Thomas
Contact Telephone No: 0113 343 4891
Email: p.thomas@leeds.ac.uk

If the above member of staff is unavailable, you have any general queries about our services or would like to add or remove a person from this email list, please contact the Estate Services Helpdesk on 0113 343 5555 or e-mail: eshelp@leeds.ac.uk

Thank you for your patience and apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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Clarendon Way – Update on works taking place

Rear of Clarendon Way closure on Saturday 1 April, 5am until Sunday 2 April, 11pm

The route to the rear of the Light building will be closed during this time whilst a crane off loads major plant into the rear of the Generating Station Complex. The crane will set-up in the Light car park.

The NHS will restrict vehicle parking on Little Woodhouse Street during this weekend.

With Clarendon Way currently closed in front of the Light building this means that there will be no though route along this route.

Rear of Clarendon Way closure on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 April

Leeds City Council will be closing Clarendon Way on the above date. The road behind the Light Building will close to allow for tunnel strengthening works to take place behind the Generating Station Complex.

With Clarendon Way currently closed in front of the Light building this means that there will be no though route along this route.

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Baines Wing: Potential Disruption

Where: Baines Wing

When: 25/03/2017

The School of Healthcare are currently undergoing a £1.7M refurbishment programme, part of which includes the expansion of existing clinical skills facilities. As part of this scheme it is necessary to replace an existing condensing unit, which is currently located on one of the flat roofs belonging to Baines Wing.

Services to be interrupted: Installation of a replacement condensing unit.

Effects of this interruption upon building occupants: Due to the location of the crane there will be restricted access to the rear of Baines Wing between 6.00am – 10.00am. As a precautionary measure there will be no access to the toilets on the third floor of Baines Wing between 6.00am – 10.00am. Supplementary information has been produced to show the extent of restrictions.

Contact name responsible (to whom any queries should be directed): Mr Robert Gale

Contact Telephone No. : 0113 343 5964

Email: R.M.Gale@leeds.ac.uk

If the above member of staff is unavailable, you have any general queries about our services or would like to add or remove a person from this email list, please contact the Estate Services Helpdesk on 0113 343 5555 or e-mail: eshelp@leeds.ac.uk

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Official openings mark success of buildings

This year has seen the official opening of two, multi-million pound refurbished buildings that were led and delivered by Estate Services.

The School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies along with the Institute for Transport Studies have been applauded for the significant improvements made to the buildings, resulting in modernised environments for students and staff.

Peter Morgan, an award-winning scriptwriter was among the scores of alumni returning to the University of Leeds’ School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies to celebrate the opening of its new home. The refurbishment of the listed building in University Road marks an investment of £7.6 million, bringing the School together in one site close to the heart of the campus. It provides students with an impressive, modernised environment including quality studio space, fully-equipped workshops, a multi-purpose project space and a large student common room.

Chris Grayling, the Secretary of State for Transport opened the £4m building for Institute for Transport Studies, which provides a new modern research and teaching space. Enhanced spaces have been created for PhD and post-doctoral researchers, to ensure that the University is supporting emerging talent alongside its world-class professors. The new building also marks 50 years since the discipline of transport studies was first established at Leeds.

“These are exciting times for transport policy and planning in the UK, and our world class Institute for Transport Studies is ideally placed to help shape this agenda and deliver innovative solutions” Professor Lisa Roberts, Deputy Vice-Chancellor.

Find out more about the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies.
Find out more about the Institute for Transport Studies.

    

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Architectural awards wins

Earlier this month, three University of Leeds projects were highly commended for their architectural prowess at the 26th Leeds architecture awards.

  • The installation of the untitled Bas-Relief sculpture on the side of the Stage@Leeds was highly commended in the public realm and landscape design category. Bodington Hall’s architects, Jones and Stocks, subcontracted Hubert Dalwood to create the frieze for the hall’s refectory block in 1961. The sculpture was saved and moved to Stage@Leeds and refurbished in spring 2016.
  • The Laidlaw Library received a commendation in the New Building Category.
  • The Multi–Storey Car Park was highly commended in the Young People’s Review category.

The prestigious awards recognise the contribution building and landscape design makes to the city. Nearly 80 nominations were received over 7 categories for the awards, with further honours given in the People’s Choice and Young People’s awards.

Find out more about the Laidlaw Library.

Find out more about the Multi-Story Car Park.

  

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VIDEO: NEXUS – a future view

Watch an overview video of the construction of NEXUS. You can find out more about Nexus by visiting the NEXUS project page.

Find out more about NEXUS.

  

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Plan your walking route around campus

Work has now commenced to prepare for the £96m investment to create an integrated campus for Engineering and Physical Sciences.

Installation of hoardings may affect your current route to and from Engineering buildings, please plan your walking route.

Find out more about the disruptions caused by this project.

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Engineering and Physical Sciences: Work commences on 20 March 2017

A programme of work will commence on 20 March to prepare for the £96m investment to create an integrated campus for Engineering and Physical Sciences.

 To include new homes for the Schools of Computing and Physics & Astronomy, this investment will provide specialised teaching spaces and will be the hub for our new Bragg Centre, providing facilities and expertise to support multidisciplinary materials research involving physicists, chemists, biologists and engineers. This development will also integrate world-leading research in robotics and in Information, Communication and Technology (ICT).

 Phase one of the project will see the demolition of the former Estates Building and the Old Boiler House which are located near the Old Mining building on Woodhouse Lane. Installation of hoardings may affect your current route to and from Engineering buildings.

Plan your walking route! (Opens new PDF)

 

 For staff and students this will mean:

  • Site hoardings will be in place from 20 March and may affect your current route to and from Engineering buildings.
  • There will be some noise disturbance as work gets underway.

 

 For those who make or receive deliveries this will mean:

  • Delivery vehicles to Chemistry will have to exit the same way as they enter.
  • Deliveries to Engineering from 20 March will be via Clarendon Road

Thank you for your cooperation and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact David Oldroyd  on d.oldroyd@leeds.ac.uk or the Estates Helpdesk on 0113 34 3549

Find out more about the Engineering and Physical Sciences project.

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External repairs and redecoration works: 18 Blenheim Terrace

Where: 18 Blenheim Terrace

When: 13/03/2017 – 14/04/2017

We are notifying you of external repairs and redecoration works to the front elevation of 18 Blenheim Terrace.   

Services to be interrupted: None

Effects of this interruption upon building occupants:  Erection of scaffold, joinery repairs to window frames, some masonry repairs and redecoration of windows and front door. Presence of contractors working on scaffold. Intermittent periods of noise. Vehicular movements in car park to front of building.

Contact name responsible (to whom any queries should be directed): Ed Batty

Contact Telephone No. : 0113 343 6820

Email: e.s.batty@leeds.ac.uk 

If the above member of staff is unavailable, you have any general queries about our services or would like to add or remove a person from this email list, please contact the Estate Services Helpdesk on 0113 343 5555 or e-mail: eshelp@leeds.ac.uk