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Newly refurbished student centre

Student study centre opens at St Luke’s

A high quality new student study centre is now in use in Giraffe House, part of the ongoing South Cloisters redevelopment.

The vibrant new facility includes 120 student study spaces, with 37 PCs provided. Designed in consultation with students, it comprises centrally bookable group study rooms, a quiet study area and “railway carriage”-style study booths, as well as wifi, multiple power points and print, copying and scanning facilities.

Hugh McCann, Director of Estate Development at the University of Exeter, said: “This is a real milestone in an exciting project which represents a significant upgrade to facilities at our St Luke’s Campus. This year the Campus celebrates its 160th anniversary, and the new South Cloisters is part of our ongoing investment in modern facilities at the centre of a site with proud heritage.”

Students’ Guild Vice-President Education, Ben Street, said: “I’m delighted to see this modern space available to students at St Luke’s. Boosting the availability of high quality study space on our campuses is an ongoing priority and I know that our students will value this new facility.”

The South Cloisters development, being undertaken by contractors Midas Construction, is being driven by projected growth at the Medical School, and will benefit all students studying at St Luke’s. It involves adding a new storey to the South Cloisters building, as well as a new four storey extension.

Research staff are expected to move in in Spring 2015, and the new teaching spaces, in the extension, are scheduled to open in September 2015.

For more information on this project, visit the website, where you can also find answers to some FAQs. If you have any questions or feedback, now or throughout the works, please visit

Date: 7 January 2015

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