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New Student Centre

 

YOUR NEW STUDENT CENTRE

You may have noticed the big construction site, which is located by the library on the way in from the flag poles? That is your new student centre, which is set to open before September 2024

The new UL Student Centre, a 3,529 square metre four-storey building, is located in a prime location adjacent to the Stables Complex and the Glucksman Library. UL Student Life is delighted to see significant progress being made on the new state-of-the-art building, which is due for completion next summer and will be a massive boost to the entire student body.

 

 

THE LEAVE A LEGACY PROJECT

The new student centre is being funded on a partnership basis between the students and the University, as a result of the Leave a Legacy referendum. 

In 2016, students were asked to vote YES to the introduction of an annual levy for a maximum number of years, which would contribute to the development of a number of student projects, including the new student centre. After received a majority vote, the levy was passed and commenced on a graduated basis from September 2017. You can learn more about the Leave a Legacy Project below.

 

 

CHECK OUT YOUR NEW STUDENT CENTRE

The new student centre will be the hub of student activity for all students. It will be an open space where students can socialise, chill, and fully embrace student life. 

  • 3,529 square metres
  • Event/meeting space which can cater for 200 to 300 people
  • Space for recharging phones and laptops
  • Campus centre location
  • Meeting spaces for clubs and societies
  • Rooms for group projects
  • Sensory garden
  • Radio/multimedia/podcast room
  • Large terrace

STRATEGIC PLAN

The student centre forms part a raft of new campus facilities that also include the 22-acre Maguire’s Field pitches and the climbing wall at the UL Arena, which have already been completed.

The existing student centre, located in the Stables Courtyard, dates back to 1999 when the student population was half what it is now. There has also been a huge growth in the number of student clubs and societies, with membership also increasing. Learn more about our future objectives in the Strategic Plan. 

A WORD FROM FORMER STUDENT PRESIDENT

Former UL Student Life President, Maeve Rutledge, said the following:

“Carrying on the great work of our previous officer teams, it was so important to us to get this project over the line. This new student centre is vital for our wider student body, and we have worked hard to ensure there were no more delays despite inflation and rising costs.

We fought hard to secure a new tender and a reduction in the levy for current students and I am delighted to say we can finally deliver on what will be a world class student centre."