Second year Biomedical Sciences student, Lauren, gives us a virtual tour of her personal highlights at the St George's campus.
1) The SU Dragon bar
The SU bar on the 2nd floor of Hunter wing is the place to be in the day and in the evening – with subsidised drinks, pool tables, good music and more, it’s a great place to hang out, both at day and at night!
2) The Library and the area outside
Our library on the 1st floor of Hunter wing is fantastic, well equipped for everything you might need and the staff are really friendly. Just outside the library, there’s lots of communal seating areas which are a great place to eat lunch, catch up with friends, or chill and work if you want to chat whilst you work.
3) The fish garden
When you walk towards St. James’ Wing, on your right-hand side there’s a lovely little garden with a pond full of brightly coloured fish. It’s a very relaxing place and my friends and I mostly use it for study breaks and relaxation close to exams – watching the fish swim is a great stress reliever!
4) Prets and Peabody’s
Within the uni, we have 2 Pret a Mangers and 4 Peabody’s coffee shops, so you’re never far away from somewhere to get your daily caffeine fix. I personally like Pret’s food better and Peabody’s drinks better, but Peabody’s pasta bar is delicious too. It’s definitely worth exploring to see where your favourite food will come from.
5) SU Shop
The SU shop on the ground floor of Hunter wing is your one stop shop for pretty much anything you need as a student – stationary, food (including Krispy Kreme!), drinks, cards and clothing, they’ve got it all! It’s staffed by lovely students willing to help you out with anything you need – if you need something and you don’t know where to buy it, try the SU shop.
6) The Dance and Music Rooms
On 2nd floor Hunter wing, you’ll find the well equipped SU, including the dance studios and music room. They’re fantastic for hosting events, practicing for university shows, or just popping in to blow off some steam whilst they’re not in use. The music room is equipped with two pianos, several guitars and a full-sized drum kit for you to use, and you can also bring your own instrument.
7) The SU Office
Right next to the Dragon Bar you’ll find the SU Office, where our top 4 all have desks and where you can get advice or help with pretty much anything. The SU execs are kind, approachable, and will always do their best to help you or point you towards somebody that can. If you have an issue, this is the place to go.
I hope that makes you feel more prepared to join the George’s family. We’re looking forward to meeting you!