14 Mar 2014
Student Services celebrate new home in Bridgeman
Almost 70 people, from the University and external organisations, gathered together on 7 March to mark the official opening of Students Services’ new home in the Bridgeman Building.
The move has enabled the co-location of the Careers and Employability Centre, the Counselling and Disability Service and the Student Support Centre, providing students with a central point for some of the University’s key support and information services. In their feedback to the University, students had said that having these services in multiple locations was confusing and made accessing support more difficult.
After speeches from the Vice Chancellor and Manuel Alonso, the Acting Director of Student Services, visitors were taken on a tour of the building to see how the space had been developed and learn more about the services available to both students and staff.
The Vice Chancellor said: “A significant proportion of students engage with some aspect of Student Services during their time at Loughborough and they will now be able to access these services in a first-class location.”
Manuel Alonso said: “We firmly believe that the co-location of these three areas will improve the quality of service we provide to students. It will make it easier for students, and staff, to find the support they need and will also enable the various sections of Student Services to work together more efficiently.”
Over 100 Student Services staff are now based in the building and as an indication of the level of student interaction, in January 2014 the team handled over 2,600 individual student enquiries.
For more information about Student Services, take a look at their website