University staff are currently in the process of working with colleagues in EUSA (Edinburgh University Students’ Association) on an exciting new vision for the future development of the University’s estate in a key part of the central area.
As a large, complex and ever-changing entity, the University - in collaboration with its student body - has to be looking constantly to the future. An important part of this future is the buildings, and infrastructure the institution is able to provide for its staff and students. To this end, it is currently developing a strategy and vision for its diverse estate which will take it up to the year 2025.
Part of the vision involves looking at how we improve services for students by creating spaces, facilities and services that can best respond to their needs and expectations in the modern age.
This provides an opportunity to investigate options regarding the relocation of the EUSA and student services facilities currently located at Potterrow. Early discussions are underway to explore the vision of co-locating student services and those services provided by EUSA, ultimately ensuring that the student experience at Edinburgh continues to deliver all that it can for the needs of modern students in the 21st century.
Information gathering workshops of staff and students are taking place and these will culminate in an initial report to the University’s Estates Committee in early December.
The University will work closely with EUSA as proposals are developed. No decisions would be taken without detailed consultation with the relevant student representatives and - from the information available at the moment - it is likely that EUSA would be in their current home at Potterrow until 2020. In the meantime, if you have views on any aspect of your student experience, you can share them on the Same Page webpages:
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