Esther Parkin is our new hub for social groups and wellbeing events.
This blog tells you a bit more about how to find it and what it looks like inside, taking you on a virtual tour of how to get there and around the venue. It also provides accessibility information and some helpful information about what groups are running from Esther Parkin this academic year.
Where to find it
Esther Parkin is located on the East side of campus between Eastwood and Marlborough Court. It is located in grid C4 on the campus map.
Starting at the Lime Tree, walk North with Marlborough and Solsbury Court on your right hand side. As you reach the corner of Marlborough Court turn right, you will find Esther Parkin approximately 50 yards on your left. Alternatively walk the route with us in our directions video:
What's in the space
The space is great for student groups (which is why we like it). There is a lounge area full of comfy seating, beanbags and tables where many of the groups will be able to relax and chat or watch a film on the projector screen. It also has a meeting space with large table, perfect for games and crafts as well a functioning kitchen for refreshments and snacks. For those sunny days there is some outside space with benches and the garden is home to our campus garden used for Gardening Club and Green Minds.
Take a look at our tour video to see inside:
Esther Parkin has disabled access including a ramp with automatic door to the rear of the building. The space is flexible allowing for wheelchair users and the doors can be opened to double width. There is also an accessible toilet. View our accessibility video below for directions to the accessible entrance and our tour of the space video will give a good insight into the layout and accessibility once inside.
What will be happening in Esther Parkin?
Many of our groups and wellbeing activities will be based here including:
- Social Networking Group
- Garden Club
- Autism Social Group
- International Student Group
- LGBTQ brunch and support group
- Our social interventions such as Green Minds and Momentum men's network
- Bereavement Group
This isn't an exhaustive list, and things can change, so always check on the booking form where applicable or with the group facilitator.
If you want to talk to someone about any element of your wellbeing please visit us on campus at the Roper Student Support Centre Drop in. Alternatively, you can email email@example.com for further support via Teams or phone call.