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Northumberland Student Hub

The 24/7 open access IT hub for students in the heart of our city centre campus in Newcastle opened in September 2018. Based on the ground floor of Northumberland Building facing the University Quad, this new space puts students right at the centre of campus, Northumbria’s Director of Campus Services, Damon Kent explains:

“This open access IT area further enhances the student quad in the heart of our city campus. Based on the same design principles as Student Central, this new space is stylish and contemporary, and features a number of unique and sophisticated IT facilities, which are available for all students, 24/7." 

Alongside existing buildings in the quad such as Student Central, Sport Central, Sandyford Building and the Students Union, this new hub makes this area into an even more vibrant ‘town square’ for students.

  • 24/7 access and open to all students. The hub offers more than 100 high-spec PC’s and 15 Apple Mac computers.
  • To support the University’s 80 IT labs across campus, the hub's machines feature the most in-demand specialist apps and software from across the University in one space – as well as all the existing software included in the Library and our other open access areas.
  • The hub trials new technology called CloudPaging (sometimes referred to as AppsAnywhere), which is a next-generation app for sharing software to any device, on or off campus, including students’ own devices – all delivered without the hassle of installation and updates.

This project also included a coffee outlet and refurbishment for the University shop overlooking the Quad.

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