“An entirely new dimension to the campus experience at Moulsecoomb for the whole University community”
Laura Greenwood-Pearsons, Chief Executive of Brighton Students’ Union, said: “I think it’s going to make a massive difference to students. Although, yes, primarily it’s a bar, it’s also got spaces which students can book for social events, for societies, for birthdays – and it’s also a place where they can just come and be.”
She added: “We’ve got heat, we’ve got electricity, we’ve got wi-fi, students can come and plug their Playstation into the TV and just play. They can just sit and be on their own laptops, they don’t have to buy a drink, they don’t have to buy food. So, it’s trying to provide a friendly, social space where they can come and find like-minded students and spend a bit of time outside their bedroom, basically.”
All profits from The Venue will go back into paying for the BSU’s student advice team, societies team and student voice and representation. The bar will also provide part-time employment for 40 student staff.
Russell Spink, Head of External Relations, said: “The new Students’ Union bar is a fantastic space for students and staff to come together. Along with the new gym, it has brought an entirely new dimension to the campus experience at Moulsecoomb for the whole University community.”