Thanks to everyone for your suggestions. This month we are focussing on some of the suggestions we have received for Y Cwad.
"I think that the computer area should be for work and not to be used for social networking sites."
LRC computers are open access and while we accept that some students may be visiting social networking sites for personal use, we also recognise that many students may be using these tools to aid their study. Some students use social media to keep in contact with their tutors and fellow students or to participate in a group project, for example. It is often difficult to assess how computers are being used without invading students' individual privacy.
"More colour, e.g. pictures"
The LRC has recently introduced new signage and artwork in Y Cwad with the help of a professional signwriter, and is currently investigating the possibility of introducing artwork to the area.
"The noise level in the study / computer area is really distracting"
The main area of Y Cwad is designed to be a social learning space. We would recommend students try using the individual study places upstairs in the Library for quiet study, or one of the study rooms in Y Cwad. Although designed for group study, the study rooms can also be used for quiet study and can either be booked or used when not reserved by other students.