Lord Bragg opens Storm Jameson Court
The new £27.1 million on-campus accommodation has been officially opened by Chancellor of the University, Lord Melvyn Bragg.
The impressive two-block, 459-bedroom development offers hotel-style accommodation to students during term time and is also available to conference delegates during the summer recess. This facility will enable the University to build its reputation as one of the UK's premier higher education conference destinations.
All rooms are fully en-suite, and have a telephone, data access point, IPTV facility and a safe; 23 rooms are specifically designed to suit occupants with a physical disability.
"Residents - whether they're students or corporate visitors - will enjoy the light, spacious rooms and larger beds," said Richard Handscombe. "They have use of 24-hour reception services and attractive social and kitchen areas.
"We can now offer really top-class support to all University schools and faculties looking for conference venues. As well as offering excellent on-campus accommodation, we can provide a full conference management service including marketing, dealing with all aspects of registration and catering. And, of course, all the income we receive goes to the University, so it makes economic sense to use our conference facilities."