Edge Hill University Milton House

By | 30th May 2017

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Edge Hill University Milton House

Edge Hill University Milton House

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It’s all change in Milton House room

The official opening of a room that has been revamped by Edge Hill students will take place on Tuesday 29th May.

A ‘Changing Rooms’ competition, gave students the challenge to come up with a plan to refurbish the Group Room situated in the Health and Wellbeing Centre in Milton House to make it more relaxing and welcoming and to stimulate creativity and discussion.

The competition winner was Luke Shoesmith, a first year Film and TV Production student, whose vision was to improve the layout by maximising the available floor space, making the room flexible to accommodate events, meetings and functions and changing the colour scheme and decoration to make the environment more relaxing.

The Social Support Group, set up to help students struggling to adjust to University life to make friends and socialise, came up with the competition idea to redesign the room to help improve their group sessions, that they felt were being stifled by the corporate feel to the decor.

Anne Proctor, a Counsellor at Edge Hill University and the organiser of the opening is delighted with the changes to the room and is looking forward to the opening. She said: “When the group first started going to the Group Room, it left them subdued and quiet, so we discussed how the room could be converted to make it relaxing and suitable for our needs, and the ‘Changing Rooms’ project was born.

“The changes would never have been achieved without the commitment and enthusiasm of the students who took part and I am very proud of them. I also want to thank everyone who has supported the implementation of the project, especially in Student Services and Facilities Management. I hope people take the opportunity to come along to see the new room.”

The opening is at 11:00am until 12:00pm and will feature a welcoming and an explanation about the benefits of the new room by the Social Support Group, a speech by Vice-Chancellor, Dr John Cater and a film showing how the room has changed. There will also be a drop-in between 1:00pm until 3:00pm. For more information email Anne.Proctor@edgehill.ac.uk.