by Logan Kilcullen
The official opening of the Kirkcaldy campus refurbishment was hosted by Rector Jim Spence last Monday. The opening brought together many different members from the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, and the wider University community, to celebrate the refurbishment which saw the unveiling of a new dining room and student hub.
Jennifer Donachie, School Manager, said: “Our students are known to have a hunger for learning, but thanks to this project our students can stay on campus and enjoy healthy meals and socialise with classmates.
“We now have the perfect place for our students to relax, chat and enjoy their lunch between classes, or even just grab a quick coffee and watch some television to break up a study session in the library.
“Dundee is University of the Year for Student Experience, and having our new social hub is also a tremendous addition to our campus and one that will undoubtedly be popular with our students.
“A new lift also means that our campus is now fully accessible to all.”
Jennifer continued: “Until now, the library has been the main gathering point for our students but following this investment we have a dedicated social space that we can all be extremely proud of.”
Brian Walker, nursing student, said: “The newly refurbished canteen is a fantastic space. It is bright, modern and brings the campus back to life.”
Approximately 300 students study at the Fife campus, which became affiliated to the University in 1996. Offering courses in Adult Nursing at undergraduate, honours and masters level, student numbers are expected to increase by around 10% from September 2020 following the recent announcement that the popular Mental Health Nursing BSc programme is to be delivered from the campus.