Students’ Union celebrates the opening of its brand new home

London Met Students' Union celebrates the opening of its new £1.2 million home.
Date: 19 January 2018

Students and staff came together to celebrate the official opening of London Met Students’ Union’s (SU) vibrant new home in the Harglenis Building on Wednesday night.

The refurbished space, which used to house London Met’s enquiries office, was made possible thanks to a £1.2 million investment from the University and marks a significant milestone in our One Campus, One Community initiative.

The Harglenis building has provided the Union with its very own stand-alone building for the first time in its history. In addition to state-of-the-art office spaces, meeting rooms and agile workstations, it also provides a new home for our student radio station Verve Radio.

Project management company Overbury plc worked with colleagues from London Met and the Students’ Union to ensure Harglenis is fitted with the technology and facilities the SU team need to carry out their work. The building includes facilities such as digital screens, a kitchen, a stylish lobby area with gaming facilities, and a disabled restroom to ensure accessibility.

Tunde Toki, SU President and Officer for the Guildhall School of Business and Law, said: “We are so pleased with our new home! The new space has greatly strengthened the feeling of community among students and staff, as was demonstrated on Wednesday night at our official opening.

“It has been a pleasure to work with the University on such an impactful project that is enhancing the student experience and allowing us to work more effectively together.”

Professor John Raftery, Vice Chancellor of London Met, said: “We were delighted to support the creation of our Students’ Union’s new home in the Harglenis Building. This investment represents a key part of our One Campus, One Community masterplan, which is designed to enhance the student experience and improve student outcomes.

“We are proud of the work of our Students’ Union in representing and providing great services for our students and we want to ensure that they have the best possible environment to collaborate and enjoy student life here at London Met.”

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