The Fashion and Textiles workshops provide materials and facilities for textile printing and embroidery, including an exposure unit and a transfer press. There are workshops for pattern cutting, machining, and fabricating garments. We also have a textile print workshop with large screen tables for fabric printing. Machine workrooms provide a full machining workshop, producing garments with a variety of construction techniques. In addition, we also have a historic archive of garments that students can borrow from to aid their understanding of design and construction and also offer collaborative opportunities with other departments such as photography, journalism, games and the fine arts workshops. All our available resources ensure our students are getting the most out of what we offer and can further build on their personal, professional development and skills.
Our libraries and learning services are at the very heart of the University. We have a superb range of resources and facilities to help you with your studies and we're committed to offering you a first-class student experience. Our Stratford library, opened at a cost of £14 million, is a state-of-the-art building which provides an inspirational environment for study and research. Overlooking the Royal Docks, our modern Docklands library is another fantastic space for learning, offering a wide range of resources as well as group and silent study facilities. You can also get extra help with your academic writing.
Both our libraries are open 24/7 during term time, giving you maximum flexibility about when you choose to study. As well as visiting our libraries in person, you can also take advantage of our growing collection of electronic resources, including e-books, e-journals and databases.
To ensure our students get the best possible support, we've opened brand-new Student Support hubs at our Docklands and Stratford campuses - at a cost of £3.1 million. These contain centralised helpdesks as well as comfortable areas to relax and socialise. The helpdesks provide a 'one-stop shop' for every possible need, from course-related enquiries to personal issues such as health and money matters. They're designed to be your first port of call if you have an enquiry or problem.
To find out more and experience our facilities first-hand, visit us at an Open Day.