I was given the opportunity this week to go around the Blackheath Lane campus and look at all the work that was being done there. Seeing as this is where I will be taught for the rest of my time here at Staffordshire, I jumped at the opportunity!
Before being shown round, I had to wear all my safety gear due to health and safety reasons! I then got to meet John Hanna (Project Support Manager / Clerk of Works), who would be showing me round. He oversees work taking place at Blackheath Lane for the university, so it was great as I would be able to ask him a lot of questions regarding what is happening to the campus.
Being shown around was really fun. I enjoyed finding out what the plans were and I was very impressed with the progress.
Things planned for Blackheath Lane include a dedicated library space/study area, with rooms for private study. This is so good as prior to the re-vamp the only study space was a tiny room!
Other things include skills labs with a lot of equipment to help aid practical sessions. There are also lockers where you can place your valuables if you are in skills labs all day!
I hope that I can go back to the campus soon as see how things have progressed even more! I am really excited by my new campus and I think all health students should be too!
Before ending this post, I want to thank Kris Winpenny for taking these photos and allowing me to use them, Judy O’Brien for providing me with a brief overview with what’s happening and John Hanna for showing me around!