London Met’s Students’ Union open the doors of their new home

London Met's Students' Union has moved into its brand new home in Harglenis Building.

Date: 15 November 2017

London Met’s Students’ Union (SU) has settled into their new home in Harglenis Building, which was renovated this year as part of One Campus, One Community (OCOC).

The University invested £1.2 million in the transformation of Harglenis which is located at the Islington campus, giving the SU its very own vibrant building for the first time in its entire history.

London Met’s SU was previously based in an area of the Islington campus that will soon be transformed into a new teaching and learning centre.

The SU’s new home has been fully refurbished with office spaces, committee and meeting rooms, and agile workstations for student use. Facilities also include a brand new radio booth for Verve Radio, digital screens, a kitchen, a stylish lobby area, and disabled restroom facilities to ensure accessibility.

SU President and Officer for the Guildhall School of Business and Law, Tunde Toki, said: “We absolutely love everything! We really like the fact that the layout is open plan because it allows us to work more effectively together.

“The sense of community is so much stronger here and we’re so pleased that we have our own independent space where students can collaborate with us freely. Our new environment is definitely a home for students.”

Georgia Robinson, SU Officer for the Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design, said: “The space is amazing. I could sleep here! It’s inspiring and enables students to engage with us better. We love it!”

SU Officer for both the School of Human Sciences and the School of Computing and Digital Media, Florence Onwumere, added: “Our new home is banging! I’m so happy that we have a bigger space for students to hang out and relax. The design is top notch!”

Mark Boansi, SU Officer for the schools of Social Sciences and Social Professions said: “I’m so pleased that the Union is no longer split into two, as was the case with our previous location. Our new space is fantastic and it really creates positive energy! I can’t wait for even more students to come in their multitudes to use the new facilities.”

Find out more about One Campus, One Community and its latest estate transformation projects.

SU Officer team 2017 in the new SU lounge