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2/7: Better social spaces and catering

8 November 2012

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We're building a better University for all our students, and listening to your feedback is crucial in allowing us to do so.

In the past, you told us that there weren’t enough social and group study spaces on our campuses. You also asked for a better choice of refreshments with more flexible opening hours.

Over the last year, you’ll have noticed the transformation taking place across our sites, including the creation of modern social and group learning spaces and flexible catering – from coffee points to hot meals.

The Learning Platform at Marylebone

At the heart of the Marylebone Campus, the Learning Platform opened last month offering an exciting new space for students to study, work and socialise all year round.

The Forum at Harrow

Our showpiece entrance to the Harrow Campus opened in October.

It’s not only the new reception at Harrow, but a vibrant space where students can proudly display their work, welcome friends and family, and enjoy a cup of coffee.

A new café for Little Titchfield Street

Little Titchfield Street didn’t have a café before. Now, the redesigned reception area leads to a bright and welcoming café for students and staff to work and socialise.

The Deep End at Regent Street

Over the summer months, this former swimming pool has been transformed from an underused area to a modern social space with comfortable furniture, Wi-Fi and easy access to the Refectory.

Social spaces for all students

As a University of Westminster student, you’re welcome at all our campuses. So feel free to pop into Marylebone to have a coffee in the Learning Platform, or get away from the bustle of the city and check out the Forum at Harrow. We encourage you to have a look and see what’s been changing at your University over the last year.

Better catering

From this summer, the University has a new caterer, Aramark, one of the UK’s most experienced catering providers. You’ll notice a greater choice of refreshments, and the opening hours of cafés across the University have been extended too - the new times are detailed below.

Opening times

Marylebone

Opening on 12 November 2012:

· Learning Platform Café: 8am to 4:30pm

· Grab and Go: 8.30am to 10pm (Monday-Thursday), 8:30am-8pm (Fridays)

· Learning Platform restaurant: midday to 2pm

Little Titchfield Street:

· Café: 10am to 8pm

Harrow:

· Main Café: 12noon to 2pm

· Costa (in main Café area): 8am to 4pm

· Forum Café Direct: TBC when opening in mid-October

· Garden room (for staff only): 8.30am to 5pm

Regent Street:

· Gallery Café: 8am to 7pm

· Deep End Café: midday to 2pm

Cavendish:

· The Hive Café: midday to 2pm

· The Café: 8am to 8pm


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We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 175-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

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