New Student Union Centre opened by Chancellor
new-look Student Union Centre has been officially opened at the
University of Wolverhampton.
The Ambika Paul Student Union Centre at the Wolverhampton City
Campus provides a vibrant environment for students to meet, study
Situated in the same location as the former Students’ Union, the
area has been completely refurbished and re-designed to meet the
needs of the student population.
It includes a coffee bar area with comfortable seats and plasma
screens, a study zone with computers, meeting rooms and offices for
the Students’ Union sabbatical officers.
The Centre was opened by the University’s Chancellor, The Rt Hon
Lord Paul of Marylebone, on Friday, 26 November 2010.
The Ambika Paul Foundation, a charitable trust established by
Lord Paul in memory of his daughter, donated funds towards the
At the opening, Lord Paul unveiled a portrait of Ambika Paul and
a plaque naming the new Centre.
Lord Paul said: “Education and student welfare is of paramount
importance to the future strength of the nation. I am proud to be
Chancellor of the University and I am glad that the Paul family’s
foundation has been able to support this facility. I extend my best
wishes to all the students and hope they will enjoy using the new
Centre as much as I enjoy my association with the University.”
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline Gipps, said: “We are
delighted to open the Ambika Paul Student Union Centre.
“The student experience is extremely important to us, and we are
pleased that we have been able to provide such a bright and
comfortable environment for our thriving student community. “
We are also grateful to Lord Paul and the Ambika Paul Foundation
for their generous support of this new Centre.”
President of the Students’ Union, Ken Harris, said: “The new
Ambika Paul Student Union Centre is a great place for students to
meet, chat and study. We surveyed students about what they wanted
from their SU and they said a coffee lounge and comfortable study
zones, so we are really pleased with the finished result.
“The Centre provides a comfortable and friendly space for the
current student body and all the future years of students who will
follow in our footsteps.”
The opening was attended by the University staff, Governors,
members of the Students’ Union and invited guests.
Picture: Left to right: University
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline Gipps, Students' Union
President Ken Harris, Chairman of Governors Michael Elliott and
University Chancellor, the Rt Hon Lord Paul of Marylebone PC.
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Date Issued: Friday, 26 November 2010