You might have read about the lack of study places earlier in this magazine, and yes, it has been a problem for a long time. However, things have started to improve very quickly on this specific matter. Before christmas, Nådiga Lundtan could reveal that the so called EC4, which was supposed to stand where Skånis stands today, will not be built at all and that 2000 square meters of study places would open up at ALFA, in a first step 180 study places at 800 square meters. Earlier during the semester, 50 new study places were also introduced at the first floor in ALFA:1.
We can now tell you that an additional 300 study places, covering 1200 square meters, will open up at ALFA in April, all of them devoted to LUSEM students! This means that the total number of study places at LUSEM will have increased from 400 during the start of this academic year to 930 when it is finished. In total, this is an increase with 132.5%, which is a massive growth! The new area with study places has received the name ‘’Studenttorget’’, which I personally believe could come well to use, as it is likely to be a future meeting point for LUSEM students.
But what does it look like at the new study places? Well, as it now has been a couple of weeks since they were inaugurated, we thought it would be a good idea to give you a closer look! An early morning not so many days ago, our Editor-in-Chief Malkolm ran over to Studenttorget, located just around 100 meters north of LUSEM (it’s located in the building just after ALFA:1, Ideon Alfa) to have a quick look at what it actually looks like at the new study environment.
So, how do you go to get there? Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy, if you ask me. You enter through ALFA:3, where you have Café Barista right in front of you and walk to the left when you have entered the building. Walk until you reach Restaurang Kryddhyllan. There, you turn to the right following the sign ‘’Alfa Torget’’, which is how you reach ‘’Studenttorget’’. No sign displaying where Studenttorget is located has been shown yet, but probably, the sign has not yet been changed. Look to the right when you have reached Studenttorget, and you will find the new study places!
So what does the study environment you can find there look like? Well, you can find everything that will satisfy your needs, from individual study places to group rooms. Something that immediately strikes me as I am walking through the door is how fresh and modern everything seems to be. What shocks me the most, however, is the insane amount of group rooms one can find. There will most probably not be a need to go down to the basement of EC2 in order to look for study places anymore.
You can also find a stair leading up to the second floor, where 300 additional places will open up during the spring. Hopefully, there won’t be too much competition.