Research Hub consultation sessions
In 2021, the University will open the Research Hub on the former Western Infirmary site in Glasgow. Housing approximately 600 staff and students, the aim of the building is to facilitate new connectivity and collaborations that would be difficult to build without co-location. The remit of the “Connecting the University Community” workstream is to ensure these benefits are not limited to those who are regularly resident within the Hub. Our role is to ensure the Hub, and specifically Level 2, is a platform for all the university’s researcher communities to engage with each other (within and across disciplines and career stages) and with any external stakeholders (industry, the public, partners, etc.) with whom they wish to build stronger connections.
Last summer we conducted a series of consultations on the types of spaces that would best serve the needs of our researcher communities (which include our PGRs, ECRs, senior academics, and the professional services staff that support our research ambitions). We have made several changes to the Level 2 floorplan as a result of those consultations and are now ready show you the updated plans and ask for your input on how these spaces will work once the building is open.
We invite you to come along to one of our consultation sessions, running throughout the summer so we can provide an overview of the current plans, and get your thoughts on how the Hub can support you:
July 18th 10:00 Fore Hall MVLS Staff and Students
July 18th 14:00 Fore Hall CoSE Staff and Students
July 19th 10:00 Fore Hall CoSS Staff and Students
July 19th 14:00 Fore Hall Arts Staff and Students
July 23rd 10:00 Fore Hall Members of Research Networks
July 23rd 14:00 Fore Hall Staff/Students who work with Industry
July 25th 10:00 McCall LT Garscube Staff and Students
July 25th 15:00 Fore Hall Post Graduate Researchers
August 5th 14:00 Urquhart Seminar Rm Garscube Staff and Students
August 7th 10:00 East Quad LT Members of Research Networks
August 7th 14:00 East Quad LT Post Graduate Researchers
August 8th 10:00 East Quad LT Early Career Researchers
August 8th 14:00 East Quad LT Open Session for anyone
There is no need to register – you can just come along on the day. We understand it’s a difficult time of year and people are very busy, so we have scheduled several sessions that may apply to you (e.g. an Arts PGR student who is a member of GCID could come to any of the relevant sessions). We have also uploaded a video that you can access using your GUID and password, along with a questionnaire that you can complete in your own time and e-mail to Mary.Ryan@glasgow.ac.uk. These can be found here. To ensure we are able to incorporate your decisions into this stage of the process, please send in your comments by August 20th, 2019.
At this stage, the floorplans have been confirmed and we are focussing on what kinds of furniture, IT kit, décor, operating hours, operating processes and staff these spaces will need in order to encourage an engaging and interesting environment and we look forward to hearing from you.
With best wishes,
Ms Mary Ryan and Professor Michele Burman
Co-Leads, Connecting the University Community
First published: 5 July 2019