Work has started on the renovation of the activities room on level two of the Union building.

 

In May 2013, the issue of a much-needed renovation was raised at the SUSU AGM, and following discussions in Union Council it was agreed that these changes would be of benefit to students.

 

The improvements which are currently underway include the installation of a soft, wood panelled floor suitable for dance and martial arts. New mirrors like those in the multipurpose studios, and curtains which can cover all of the windows and mirrors will also be fitted.

 

VP Democracy and Creative Industries, David Martin spoke about the renovations at the AGM in May, saying: “This is something we’ve done considerable work on this year to ensure the refurb is done right. After being approved at the 2013 AGM, work was first conducted in Semester 1 around evaluating the current space and conducting a survey of current and potential users of the room. This survey had responses from over 50 groups and noted the main issue being the state of the flooring and storage issues.”

 

It is hoped that the changes will encourage the use of the activities room for martial arts societies, who have previously found it difficult to find suitable spaces to practise. The refreshed space will make the room more suitable for the dance societies who use it for lessons and practise sessions.

The improved space is set to be ready for use at the beginning of the next academic semester.

 

Words: Howell Davies

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