The Alan Gilbert Learning Commons officially opened its doors on 1st October. This is a state of the art facility providing over 1,000 learning spaces and a range of equipment and furniture for individual and group study. The Learning Commons includes 400 PCs, laptop charging lockers, 30 bookable group study rooms, skype area and media screens for presentation and group work. Wifi is available throughout the building, including the space outside and the ground floor cafe.
There are also some designs created by students to reflect their Manchester experience printed onto the walls, doors and glass panelling of the learning spaces.
The Learning Commons is managed by the University Library and has a dedicated team of staff to provide guidance and support. From the end of October, the Learning Commons will be open 24/7 during term time.