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RUSU £1m Capital Fund
Last autumn we announced a new initiative – the RUSU £1m Capital Fund.
This Fund is a sum of money allocated annually by the University to be invested into capital projects that will help enhance the student experience here.
Each RUSU Officer team will be responsible for determining priorities for spend of the £1m Capital Fund for the following academic year (i.e. the year after the one they are serving Officers).
In December, following consultation with the current RUSU Officers, we announced six projects to be funded as follows:
An extension of The Study
The creation of a new ‘Relaxation Zone’
The installation of lockers on campus
Investment in personal capture technology
The development of a RUSU app
A new 3G sports pitch
Work is underway on all of these projects:
More than 60 lockers are due to be installed in August in Edith Morley and The Study.
Preliminary concept plans have been produced for the extension to The Study, with a target completion date of Summer 2019.
RUSU have identified the requirements of the new app in addition to possible suppliers. The NUS are due to launch a similar project this Summer we may negate the need for a RUSU app. More information on the exciting development will be made available soon.
We have set up a project team to manage the delivery of Personal Capture and we have started the procurement process. Our aim is for this to be launched in autumn 2019.
A Relaxation Zone has been built in the Union’s upper 3sixty in conjunction with the refurbishment which will be equipped with massage chairs, bean bags and mood lighting.
The 3G pitch was initially under-costed at pre-feasibility stage. However we are still hopeful this project will continue and we will update you as soon as we have more information.
Published: 30 Jul 2018 12:04 , Last updated: 06 Aug 2018 15:42
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