Students will also benefit from an innovative social learning space, which provides free access to IT facilities in a relaxed environment. This features a Fairtrade food outlet, Go Eat World, which sells Fairtrade coffee, tea, orange juice and other products.
The building also houses the University’s Institute for Learning Enhancement (ILE), formerly known as the Centre of Excellence in Learning and Teaching. This collaborates with academics to strengthen educational research, curriculum innovation and work-based learning across the University. This will be led by new Director, Dr Glynis Cousin, who joined the University from her previous role as Senior Advisor at the Higher Education Academy in York.
University Vice Chancellor, Professor Caroline Gipps, said: “The University of Wolverhampton is committed to providing an outstanding learning environment for staff and students. We are delighted Jim Knight MP is opening this new building, which is a welcome addition to the Walsall Campus.”