UTS Central opens its doors!

Elizabeth Green

 

UTS Central has opened its doors, and the new *iconic* Building 2 has more than just a pretty face. Inside the 17-level structure is a new library, reading room, 11,000 sq. metres of study space, a Superlab, collaborative classrooms, outdoor areas, food and coffee, and MORE. Building 2 is ready to show you she’s not like the other girls, with the only double helix staircase in the Southern Hemisphere. So, let’s take a look at your new favourite place to be on campus.

 

Not everything is opening this August, so let’s take a look at what you’ll be able to enjoy this August!

 

 

Study Spaces

Levels 3 to 7 will be open from August 19th

 

These study spaces are a step up from some of the dark and dingy corners on campus, where you can (literally) shine a light on all your studies with the abundance of natural light. Whether you’re studying solo, smashing out a group project or looking for a new place to watch Netflix, there’s an abundance of study spaces on levels 3 to 7. If you’re looking to avoid human contact, there are individual study desks that are available. For those who love a group study sesh, there are plenty of benches, group tables, lounges and bookable collaborative rooms. Unfortunately, these study spaces will not prevent people in your group from not pulling their weight, it’s a building, not a miracle machine.

 

If you’re looking for a place to rest on campus (we’ve all wanted a cheeky nap or Netflix binge at some point), snag a spot in the bean bag pods. Designed with student safety in mind, they’re highly visible and easily accessible by campus security. However, you’ve still got to keep your wits about you while you’re chilling in your jammies.

 

 

Food Court:

Arguably just as important to the student lifestyle as a place to study, the new food court will feature even more options to choose from. We’ll have to say goodbye to the Marketplace food court in the Tower, but we’ll also be saying hello to these new eateries:

 

·     PappaRich. Grab Hawker Eats right on campus. You’ll be able to grab all of your Malaysian favourites like roti, rice and noodle dishes for lunch or dinner.

·     Mad Mex. When the craving for Mexican food hits, you’ve got to do something about it. You’ll have enough options to choose from for every day of the week with burritos, nachos, enchiladas, and quesadillas on offer.

·     Stock Market Kitchen. If you’re a fan of fresh seasonal produce, grab something from Stock Market! You’ll be able to choose from pizza, pasta, sandwiches, salads and soups. If you’re unlucky enough to have a 9AM start, there’ll be brekkie and coffee options for you as well.

·     Chatime. Raise your hand if you’ve ever been victimised by having to walk for a bubble tea…Well, no longer! This study staple is even easier to get your hands on now.

·     Terrace on the Green. If you’re a bit of a brunch fiend, then come take a look at the new on-campus café. Opening from 7AM for brekkie (early risers, we’ve got you covered), the lunch and dinner menu offers poke bowls and protein plates.

·     Sushi World. Ah, sushi. Whether it’s a roll, nigiri, or temaki, you know you’ve got the perfect study snack. Not only will you be able to grab your favourite sush, but gyoza, noodles and rice bowls are also on the menu.

·     The Little Roaster. Can you even call yourself a student if you haven’t had three double-shot espressos in one day? Maybe that’s just us on the Vertigo team, but The Little Roaster will have all your favourite coffees and café staples ready to order.

·     Uni Bros. You can ignore everyone else on this list because your all-time favourite isn’t going anywhere except down the street. The lads (or should we say legends) at Uni Bros will still be serving up your favourite kebabs, pides and HSPs right here on campus.

 

If you’re not the type to eat out on campus, there will be microwaves and instant boiling water for all your BYO needs.