The new multi-million pound Learning Resource Centre (LRC) at the Treforest Campus was officially opened yesterday by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Julie Lydon.
The extensively re-designed LRC is now open to students and staff, offering contemporary first class facilities, including study booths with plasma screens, open space and silent study areas, collaborative working areas, coffee shop, Disability and Dyslexia resource area, Education drop-in centre and much more.
The £6million project began in May 2012 and while it has faced many challenges, the aim has always been to continue to provide a service to students and minimise disruption. In her speech, the Vice-Chancellor acknowledged how well everyone involved has dealt with the project and overcame many obstacles, including flooding and many office moves, to create these 21st century facilities.
The Vice-Chancellor said: “University of South Wales is its students and staff. The project would not have come to completion without the hard work that everyone put in. The scale of what has been achieved and the endeavours to continue to support students are a credit to you all. Now USW students have the best quality environment so they can reach their best potential. We would not have got this far without you all – now is the time to celebrate.”