Transforming our student spaces

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Architect visuals for the front elevation of the Centre for Student Life.

We are spending £260m on our teaching, learning and student experience, to improve existing facilities and develop new ones.

Construction work will start this year (2017) on our new £50m Centre for Student Life, with the facility due to be completed for the 2019/20 academic year.

We have also started the tender process for:

  • a new joint home for the School of Mathematics and School of Computer Science and Informatics. The aim is to create a vibrant 10,000m2 centre of excellence that will deliver innovative teaching and research.
  • a new student residence for up to 700-plus students on our Talybont site.

As part of the Transforming Libraries programme, a business case for a new library is being developed. Meanwhile we continue to introduce new technology and are reshaping the way libraries work in preparation for the new facility.

Projects underway

Architects visuals of the new Centre for Student Life surrounded by trees

Centre for Student Life

The Centre will provide a central hub for student enquiries and support services, and new technology-rich learning environments.

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Physical Learning Spaces programme

We have embarked on a £40M rolling programme to reshape our teaching and learning spaces, and to make significant improvements to furniture, fixtures, fittings and audio-visual equipment.

Already complete

Artist's impression of exterior of Cardiff Business School Postgraduate Teaching Centre

Cardiff Business School Postgraduate Teaching Centre

£13.5m was invested in this facility, which opened in September 2014 and houses the largest trading room of its kind in Wales, an Executive Education suite, lecture theatres, teaching and common rooms.

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Talybont Gate

This student residence was completed in 2014, and boasts large communal areas with an array of facilities.