Archive for January, 2015

“Beyond Dwelling” Phase II

In November last year, we featured an article on an exciting Student / Estates/ Private Sector collaboration on designing the student accommodation of the future…  Following some exceptionally high quality work from students on CSM’s Spatial Practices Programme, the project “Beyond … Continue reading

To Russia, with thread…

An interesting (to us!) factoid recently emerged from data logged by our College Shops for the academic year 13/14…  The amount of thread sold in our shops in just 12 months could reach from Charing Cross to beyond St Petersburg in Russia! We also sold … Continue reading

Blueprint Bar at High Holborn gets a makeover…

The SU Blueprint Bar has undergone a bit of a transformation over the Christmas holidays, with a total redecoration, new floors, new furniture and lighting and a lovely new blue-tiled bar.

Essential Electrical Works

We are increasingly reliant on technology here at UAL, and this is never as obvious as when something goes wrong (which happens fairly infrequently we are pleased to say!)  Whilst we have backups and systems in place to make sure … Continue reading

UAL leap up the Green League Table…

UAL has been named as the 61st greenest university in the UK by the People & Planet University League 2015 – the UK’s only comprehensive and independent ranking of universities by ethical and environmental criteria published by The Guardian. UAL has jumped 66 … Continue reading

Relaunch party for LCC’s DarkRoom Bar…

Following on from our successful refurb of the DarkRoom bar at LCC, the relaunch party was held on Thursday 15th January – a great turnout and some super feedback from students on the work….  Well, they definitely look like they’re … Continue reading

Sustainability initiatives at LCF’s Lime Grove

Facilities Assistants (FAs) can have a huge impact on the sustainability of their colleges and UAL, and FAs at London College of Fashion (LCF)’s Lime Grove site have worked with other staff including Embroidery Technician Rachel Clowes and Site Administrator … Continue reading

Industrial chic at LCC’s DarkRoom Bar…

Another of our student enhancement works reached completion over Christmas, with the LCC DarkRoom Bar undergoing a much-needed overhaul, with redecoration and brand new furniture.

Supporting good causes…

Some of you may not know that the Accommodation Services department operates a summer business generating revenue for UAL by renting out rooms in halls when our students go home or away for the holidays, which goes towards reducing the … Continue reading