Now retrace your steps back
through the Faccenda reception
and exit through the automatic
doors. Turn right towards the...
STUDENTS’ UNION (SU) BARS
There are two student bars on campus.
The first is the Welly Inn, a cosy room
with comfortable seats and a pool table
where karaoke, film and comedy nights
are held. The large adjoining Main Bar is
where most of the student parties and
themed Wednesday nights are staged.
Bands and DJs play here, and it is also the
scene for the university’s balls, leading out
to entertainment marquees. The themed
Summer Ball, held in June, is the biggest
– the aim is to be in the ‘survivors’ photo
taken of those who party the entire night
until breakfast at 7am! The Main Bar has
been extended, with an extra bar and
seating, and is home to the Smoothie Bar,
serving smoothies and snacks.
From the entrance of the Main Bar
take the path running alongside
the large cream building on your
left. This is the…
BAMFORD LIBRARY AND ENGINEERING
DESIGN CENTRE (EDC)
This eco-friendly building, part funded
by engineering firm JCB, houses a two-
storey library with access to a large range
of books, e-books, print and electronic
journals. Students make good use of the
computer suite, IT department (first floor),
group and silent study rooms, self-issue
terminals, colour printers, photocopiers
and a helpdesk for advice and support.
An online search system allows students
to find, renew and reserve books and
journals, and pay any fines and charges.
The Engineering Design Centre on the
ground floor has class and study rooms
with access to powerful workstations
running the latest computer aided design
(CAD) software, and rapid prototyping
technology.
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