Over the summer, we refurbished several areas within Cantor building to create a more flexible, comfortable and social environment for students and staff. The refresh included improving lighting in the main lobby area, new flooring in the café space and innovative furniture to provide versatile social spaces and collaboration booths.

Selected teaching rooms have been transformed to create a hub space for computing students, which supports the delivery of our new project-based learning curriculum. This is being developed to improve student experience and future employability, which in turn supports NSS and recruitment. These spaces will also help our drive to be the leading applied university by embracing the pedagogy that builds the technical skills and knowledge that employers require.

Speaking about the new space, Donna Porter (Space Resource Manager) said “The new social spaces in Cantor will encourage students to stay on campus in-between lectures and seminars. It has been thoughtfully designed for students and academics to work together and share ideas.”

Jill Nanson also added “I walked through Cantor for the first time since the works on the ground floor have been done and it looks fabulous, thanks so much to everyone who worked on the project!”

Take a look at our before and after photo gallery of Cantor building below!