newly refurbished research commons was launched recently and
named in honour of the late Patrick J. Wright. At the
launch, Professor Gary Murphy,
Director of Graduate Studies, whose office, together with
the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), funded
the refurbishment of the commons, spoke of the importance of
the facility in supporting the needs of the growing
postgraduate research community.
The facility has proved extremely popular since it re-opened
for research masters and PhD students. The space comprises
two large areas, one (seen below) which provides 24
individual desks equipped with lighting and data/power
points for laptops. This area also includes a meeting room,
lounge area and lockers.
lobby which leads into the main area also houses a number of
PCs, a scanner and printing facilities. Wireless access is