Voting is now closed!

31st January saw the close of the design stage of this year’s Create Your Campus competition.

A panel of expert judges, chaired by John Gill of the British School at Rome, heard presentations from six students teams. The quality of all the designs and the professionalism of the presentations was extremely high. All the students that took part should be proud of their achievement and contribution to help inform the University’s thinking in student-centred design.

The final decision was based on the judges’ panel (50%) and a student vote (50%) with 448 votes cast, whilst taking into account the overall budget.

The winning team, Team fgConcept, Yves Lesteven, Andrea Grundwald, Weronica Ling, Matteo Magherini and Mahmuda Yesmin, will now work with Estates and Facilities staff to develop their design and inform the build of the room. If all goes to plan the new space on Level 5 of the Hartley Library will open in October 2011.

Thank you to everyone who participated and/or voted in this competition.

You can still view the 6 proposals by clicking here.

Create your campus : What is it?

Creating an environment which supports your learning is a key feature of the University of Southampton’s Learning and Teaching Enhancement Strategy. As such, we work hard to continually maintain the classrooms and seminar spaces on campus.

However, we understand that students use a variety of learning spaces alongside these traditional settings. These learning spaces include areas such as the study rooms in Hartley Library, seating around the quad at Avenue, areas outside lecture theatres as well as in the range of catering outlets.

The University has taken a further step in developing the diversity of learning spaces and the creativity with which space is used. Following the success of last year’s competition, we are running the student design competition, ‘Create Your Campus’ again this year.

The focus of this competition is to put students’ ideas at the forefront of creating a new social learning space that meets students’ needs. The competition aims to bring together students with creative, visionary and yet practical flair who can then work in teams to develop a design for a room at Highfield campus. The winning design will then be created over the summer of 2011 in time for the next academic year.