Dear University of Wales Trinity St David,
My enquiry is regarding how much money was used to re furbish areas in the Univeristy in Wales in Carmarthen, such as the "Quad" or the canteen area. In my opnion, the money could have been better spent in other areas such as paying for better lecture room facilties, help and support for students and general facilties for students.
I am a previous
Former Student and Trainee Reporter
Thank you for your message. We note your concerns in relation to the refurbishment of various areas of the University. We have not received final costs for the capital projects carried out across our campuses, but can provide you with some information about the work carried out in Carmarthen, as follows:
The decision to refurbish areas across the University was made in light of the changing needs of our students and staff as well as to maintain the good repair and maintenance of our estate. The plans have been based on a mix of condition surveys & functional suitability surveys of existing facilities and supplemented by feedback from students.
The development in the Cwad has provided a social space for meetings and group work in a relaxed environment which has full wireless connection and ready access to the Information Services helpdesk, shop and reprographics facilities. The Cwad is a very popular facility and is enjoyed by the University community as a whole. The refurbishment of other areas of the campus, including lecture rooms, are part of an ongoing maintenance programme. However, for the next academic year the new Learning and Teaching Building will be opened to students which will house state-of-the-art lecture rooms, seminar spaces as well as social areas for students.
I hope that this is helpful.
Ms Rebecca Doswell
Executive Policy Officer
Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol/Corporate Services
Campws Llanbedr Pont Steffan/Lampeter Campus
Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant/University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Telephone/Ffon: 01570 424751
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