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Opening of Undergraduate Common Room

Posted on 13 November 2012

The Department of Chemistry has a new social area for undergraduate chemistry students

Opening of undergraduate common room

Our Head of Department, Professor Richard Taylor, cut the ribbon on 12 November to mark the opening of our Chemistry undergraduate common room and study area. The area, which contains comfy seats, bean bags, a whiteboard and chalkboard, and study spaces, was designed through consultation with our student chemical society, ChemSoc.

"We hope that our undergraduate chemists will enjoy using this space, whether it be for a place to sit and chat over lunch, for doing some private study, or for holding peer-mentoring activities, such as revision classes".

Dr Andrew Parsons, Deputy Head of Department.

The common room was instigated following a suggestion from some of our undergraduate students, at our Staff-Student Committee.  The Committee serves as a formal and important channel, between students and staff. Student feedback provides valuable input to the review and development of our Chemistry courses and inclusion of the additional social space is another example of how the Department has responded positively to issues raised by our students.