Work has begun to upgrade facilities at the University of Notre Dame Australia’s Fremantle campus to create a modern and vibrant student hub. Source: The eRecord.
The work will see a number of buildings transformed over the next 12 months into a contemporary and integrated precinct where students can study, connect, collaborate, or simply relax between classes in greater comfort and safety.
Notre Dame Vice-Chancellor Professor Francis Campbell said the student hub would form the heart of the Fremantle campus, creating a space where students can enjoy being a part of a welcoming and engaged academic community.
Professor Selma Alliex, Pro Vice Chancellor for Student Experience, said the investment in the student hub demonstrated not only the university’s commitment to its students but also to the future of Fremantle and its businesses and services.
“While many universities are increasingly moving to online learning, Note Dame’s focus remains firmly on face-to-face learning and teaching, which is why providing a truly world-class study environment for our students is so important,” Professor Alliex added.
“We are creating a space where students will want to come and spend time with their peers, while also having the opportunity to enjoy all of the wonderful attractions and facilities that Fremantle has to offer.”
Notre Dame Student Association Vice President Eric De Sousa said students had been involved in the design and planning of the project from the beginning to ensure it will meet their needs.
The project will be delivered in three stages, with the second phase to begin over the summer break and the final phase to be completed by September 2024.