Junxion project page live

Scene3_colourThe University is building new teaching and learning facilities on the ground floor of the Junxion building on St. Mark’s Street this summer. The new facilities will open on 15 September.

We have set up a project page where you can learn about the new facilities, including:

  • Background to the project
  • Details of room capacities, furniture, equipment and controls
  • 3D visualisations of the new spaces

You can also post comments and questions on the project page.

New AAD Atrium furniture

AAD Atrium 2014

The College of Arts and Estates & Commercial Facilities have upgraded the furniture in the AAD Building’s Atrium this month to provide more comfortable seating for building users. The new high-backed sofas are oriented to mitigate glare which has been a major issue for laptop and tablet users in the building. They also provide a degree of visual and acoustic privacy.

The displaced chairs, which are suitable for outdoor use as well as indoor use, have been moved upstairs to provide permanent outdoor seating on the AAD Building’s roof terrace.

Summer Works Programme – Investment in Brayford Campus

Construction-triangleThe University will undertake a range of building works during the coming months to improve the staff and student experience. Projects will include new builds and refurbishment of existing spaces.

All of the new teaching and learning spaces will incorporate the lessons learned from recent Learning Landscapes projects, facilitating collaboration in line with Student as Producer.

All of the major projects will be featured in more detail on this website.

Highlights of this summer’s programme include:

    • Joseph Banks Laboratories and Minster House
      The first two buildings on the new Lincoln Science & Innovation Park will open by the start of the next academic year and will be home to the School of Chemistry, the School of Life Sciences and the School of Pharmacy. [more detail]

 

    • Art, Architecture and Design
      The consolidation of the School of Art & Design will be completed this summer. The Art & Design workshops and Animation facilities in the Think Tank will move into new spaces in the AAD Building. New seminar and office spaces will also be provided and the Atrium will be improved with new furniture. These works will begin on 16 June and be completed by 12 September 2014.

 

    • Student Village
      Courts 1-5 will be fully refurbished during the summer with new fixtures, fittings and white goods being installed.

 

    • Bridge House
      Works to convert the former Complementary Medicine clinic into offices will begin on 11 August and be completed by 5 September.

 

    • Psychology (Main Admin Building) – Ventilation
      Works to install new ventilation systems will begin on 18 August and be completed by 12 September.

 

    • External Redecoration of Campus Buildings
      A number of buildings on the Brayford Campus will be redecorated during the summer period.

 

  • MHT Building Fireproofing Works and Carpeting
    Statutory works will begin on 23 June and be completed by 18 July. The building will also benefit from new carpets on several floors, which will be installed throughout  the summer.

For more information on these projects and other campus improvement projects, please look out for progress updates via the Daily Alert or on the Learning Landscapes website.

Education Committee update for May 2014

The new Estates & Commercial Facilities Support Desk

The new Estates & Commercial Facilities Support Desk now covers the whole University estate including all teaching and learning environments. The Support desk is now handling over 1,000 maintenance, cleaning, porterage and security requests per month from students and staff.

Introducing the new Support Desk has been a major project for the department, involving closer collaboration between our teams and our suppliers, as well as new software systems supported by ICT Services.

We introduced the new Support Desk to students and staff at a roadshow in April, and received over 100 comments on our service, the vast majority of which are positive. We are aiming to deliver further improvements in service quality now that our new contracts, systems and processes are up and running. The new Support Desk combined with the new planned maintenance management regime being introduced for 2014/15 should lead to reduced incidence and duration of problems in the teaching and learning environment.

Students and staff have several options for contacting the new Support Desk:

  • Self-service on the Portal
  • Email estatessupport@lincoln.ac.uk
  • Telephone 01522 886777 during business hours (8:30am – 5:00pm Mon – Thurs, 8:30am – 4:30pm Friday)
  • Telephone 01522 886062 outside business hours (emergency only)

Students and staff can learn more about our new Support Desk and review our initial performance data in our presentation (pdf).

Joseph Banks Laboratories and Minster House

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We “Hope” you like the new buildings…

The new home for the Schools of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry will open this summer. The two buildings will provide over 6,000 square metres of new teaching, learning and research space and will transform the learning and research experience for students in these three Schools. The building also includes six new meeting rooms, four new seminar rooms and several social learning spaces, which will be available to all University students and staff. The new seminar and meeting spaces will be bookable via the University’s Room Booking system. The room prefix for the building is JBL.

Dave Prichard has posted some fantastic new progress photos from the construction site – you can take a look here.


New and improved facilities for 2014/15

We are working to provide further new and improved facilities for 2014/15 across the campus, including teaching and learning spaces and working environments for a number of departments. We will report on these in more detail at a future meeting of Education Committee. Students and staff can also visit the Learning Landscapes website at any time for updates on campus development.

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Sketch of the Nucleus within the Joseph Banks Laboratories, one of the new and improved teaching and learning environments opening for 2014/15.


Learning Landscapes roadshow in November

We are planning to run a Learning Landscapes roadshow in November to engage with students and staff around the recent and future development of learning spaces. We are in the early stages of planning this event and would like to hear from you if you have any specific issues you would like us to focus on. Please leave comments or questions below, email us at space@lincoln.ac.uk, or tweet @LincolnEstates.

We will announce further details of the roadshow on the Learning Landscapes website. You can subscribe to receive email notification using the Subscribe box on the home page of the Learning Landscapes website.

Student Experience Committee update for May 2014

The new Estates & Commercial Facilities Support Desk

All students and staff are benefiting from the new Estates & Commercial Facilities Support Desk which is now handling over 1,000 maintenance, cleaning, porterage and security requests per month from students and staff.

Introducing the new Support Desk has been a major student and staff experience improvement project for the department, involving closer collaboration between our teams and our suppliers, as well as new software systems supported by ICT Services.

We introduced the new Support Desk to students and staff at a roadshow in April, and received over 100 comments on our service, the vast majority of which are positive. We are aiming to deliver further improvements in service quality now that our new contracts, systems and processes are up and running.

Students and staff have several options for contacting the new Support Desk:

  • Self-service on the Portal
  • Email estatessupport@lincoln.ac.uk
  • Telephone 01522 886777 during business hours (8:30am – 5:00pm Mon – Thurs, 8:30am – 4:30pm Friday)
  • Telephone 01522 886062 outside business hours (emergency only)

Students and staff can learn more about our new Support Desk and review our initial performance data in our presentation (pdf).


Joseph Banks Laboratories and Minster House

The new home for the Schools of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry will open this summer. The two buildings will provide over 6,000 square metres of new teaching, learning and research space and will transform the learning and research experience for students in these three Schools. The building also includes six new meeting rooms, four new seminar rooms and several social learning spaces, which will be available to all University students and staff. The new seminar and meeting spaces will be bookable via the University’s Room Booking system

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We “Hope” you like the new buildings…

Dave Prichard has posted some fantastic new progress photos from the construction site – you can take a look here.


New and improved facilities for 2014/15

We are working to provide further new and improved facilities for 2014/15 across the campus. We will report on these in more detail at a future meeting of Student Experience Committee. Students and staff can also visit the Learning Landscapes website at any time for updates on campus development.

Student Experience Committee update for March 2014

Note: we publish Learning Landscapes updates for the University’s Student Experience Committee, Education Committee and Graduate Committee as blog posts instead of traditional committee papers. We aim to publish the updates one week before each meeting, to give students and staff an opportunity to post comments and questions beforehand or afterwards. Please share your comments using the form at the bottom of this post.

The Joseph Banks Laboratories and Minster House

Blue-DNAThe new home for Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry will open this September. The buildings will provide over 6,000 square metres of new teaching, learning and research space and will transform the learning and research experience for students in these three Schools. The seminar, meeting and social learning spaces in the JBL will also be available to all University students. [more]

More bookable spaces

The new room booking system has been expanded by ICT Services. Students can now book over 200 learning and meeting spaces quickly and easily, with instant confirmation, at http://arba.lincoln.ac.uk/roombooking. Please tell your fellow students!

An inspiring, high-quality campus

A new research report by the Higher Education Design Quality Forum has praised our campus. Estates Matter underlines the importance of university estates for student satisfaction and application decisions, with 76% of students saying that campus facilities are either quite or very important in deciding where to study.

Lincoln’s estate is highlighted in the research alongside those of Cambridge, Nottingham, Loughborough and the Russell Group:

“The highest score +25% in the ‘inspiring‘ category is given by students at Russell Group universities. However this is closely followed by the students in the newest universities such as Lincoln … This pattern was repeated when students were asked to rate the overall design and quality of their estate with the highest scores in the ‘excellent’ categories coming from students in the newest universities and Russell Group.”

“Over a third of students said they had rejected a university due to the quality of their buildings, facilities or physical environment, highlighting the importance of the built environment in higher education. Those students who cited this most prominently were those studying in the East Midlands which contains universities with high quality estates such as Cambridge, Lincoln, Nottingham and Loughborough.”

This is great news, especially considering how much potential we still see for further improvements to the campus and surroundings.

The Atrium – we want your feedback

We are evaluating last summer’s improvements to the Atrium (new learning lounges on every floor, new third floor seminar rooms, quieter flooring and acoustic panels in the Atrium, new coffee bar and tills, draught lobbies, enlarged and upgraded Jackson Lecture Theatre). Please tell us what impact these changes have had on your campus experience using the comments form below, or tweet us @LincolnEstates. Thank you for your feedback – it helps us to plan adjustments and new projects.

Landscaping improvements

We have installed new lighting, cycle hoops and litter bins on the southeast quadrant of the campus. We are also planning many further landscaping improvements, including more secure cycle storage and improvements to the University’s public spaces and waterfronts, as we continue to implement the University’s Campus Masterplan.

Improved wayfinding

Campus-MapWe are improving campus signage and will be updating the David Chiddick Building’s signs in March. Further signage improvements will follow during 2014.

We have also published an updated campus map which includes our newest buildings. [link]

Energy efficiency

We are continuously improving the energy efficiency of your campus. Our refurbishment of Courts 6 – 12 last summer has resulted in a 15% reduction in their electricity consumption. This follows the refurbishment of Courts 13 – 17 in 2012, which reduced their electricity consumption by 23%. Electricity consumption on the whole campus has reduced by 8% since 2007/08, despite the addition of the new AAD Building, Engineering Hub, Enterprise@Lincoln and the Library extension.

Student Village improvements

We’re planning to refurbish Courts 1 – 5 this summer, following the refurbishment of Courts 6 – 17 in 2012 and 2013. The Student Village refurbishment programme will be completed in Summer 2015 when the bathrooms in Courts 13 – 17 will be upgraded.

The Gateway approved

The-Gateway-LincolnThe City Council has granted planning permission for the Gateway, a new 458-bedroom student accommodation development next to the Tritton Road roundabout. This is great news for students, placing more purpose-built accommodation within a stone’s throw of the campus.

Further projects

We are developing many further campus improvement projects for consideration by the University’s Senior Management Team. Students and staff can view the full list of current and proposed projects on the Projects page on the Portal (University account required).

The Estates Support Desk –  your first point of contact for estates issues

The new Estates Support Desk handled over 2,000 requests from students and staff in January and February. If you experience an issue on campus, please contact the Estates Support Desk:

Twitter: @LincolnEstates
Email: estatessupport@lincoln.ac.uk
Online via the Portal
Phone: 01522 886 777

Keep in touch

social_detailPlease share this update with your friends and colleagues. For further updates, follow @LincolnEstates on Twitter and visit the Learning Landscapes website. You can also subscribe to receive Learning Landscapes updates by email using the form on the right-hand side of the Learning Landscapes home page.

We need your feedback on the Atrium

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As part of our improvement programme for the campus, we need to engage with students and staff on the building works which took place in the Main Admin Building this summer. Included in these works were:

- new entrances to keep the building warmer
- new seating, flooring and acoustic panels to make the Atrium quieter and more comfortable
- new coffee and till points in the catering unit
- seven new social learning spaces on the first, second and third floors
- three new seminar rooms on the third floor (MB3201 – 3)
- enlargement of the Jackson Lecture Theatre

Please give us your thoughts on any aspects of the above. The results of your feedback will be used to direct future improvements to the building and the rest of the campus.

Click in the comments box below to give us your feedback.

Thanks for taking part!