IMPROVING LIBRARY SPACES


 

THE IDEA

Students wanted to see more plugs, seating areas, library machines and blinds in library spaces.

 

ACTION

  • The Education Officer will raise these comments with Library Services during their monthly meetings.

 

UPDATE

SEPTEMBER 6TH

  • The Glyntaff library is under review and students will hopefully see improvement in opening hours in due course. The Glyntaff library is currently open at these times: Mon-Fri 8.30 am-7 pm. 

 

NOVEMBER 19TH

  • The Education Officer is discussing feedback about the library with the Collections Manager. 

 

NOVEMBER 20TH

  • Students at the Newport Psychology and Therapeutic Studies Course Rep Assembly raised the issues of needing blinds in Treforest library. 

 

NOVEMBER 29TH

  • The VP Education has talked to the Library Collections Manager who has confirmed the following improvements to the Library Services: 
  • Creation of Y Cwtch at each campus library – new relaxation spaces with brand new reading for leisure books, plants, and informal seating
  • At Treforest Library we are in the process of creating an additional quiet relaxation area with a forest mural, bean bags and plants
  • New vending machine installed in Glyntaff Library
  • All 2-day loans have changed to 1-week loans
  • All new Library guides on the Library website to help you get the most out of the Library and its services.

 

 

WHAT YOU SAID

"More plugs in the library."

"Another library machine? They are sometimes very slow."

"Library needs more tables to work and booths for single people."

"More seating areas in the library."

"Library needs blinds as the sun can be blinding."  

 

HOW IT WORKS

1. Students submit ideas during Change Week.

2. Teams of students gather to hack solutions to the biggest problems.

3. Teams pitch their ideas to a panel of University big wigs.

4. SU Officers and teams work with staff to make the ideas a reality.