You said, we did – college students

Tuesday January 10, 2023

At Confetti, we want to make sure our students are engaged and motivated at all times, so if there’s anything that’s stopping students from being able to work to the best of their abilities, we want to know about it! That’s why we have the QDP survey and student forum to allow our college-level students to keep us in the loop about anything we could improve around the campus.

This list contains some of this term’s highlights, for the full list of improvements, please check your student email.

You said…Could a map of Confetti be provided to help students locate room?

We did…If you’re struggling to find your way around campus, use the new MazeMap created by NTU. You can search specific rooms and easily navigate around sites.

You said…Could a bowling trip or other team building event be put on?

We did…There are a number of ice skating trips planned for term 2 in the enrichment schedule. Events will be advertised in Student Notices and on digital screens around the Confetti HQ building.

You said…Could there be more board game events?

We did…There are a number of board game events planned for term 2 in the enrichment event schedule.
We would love to see more student led events though so If you’re keen to start your own regular event/club please email will.jennison@confetti.ac.uk for more details. We can help with booking equipment, rooms and promotion to get you up and running.

You said…Could there be an ice skating trip?

We did…Multiple opportunities to go ice skating have been added to the Term 2 enrichment event schedule. Enrichment events will be advertised in Student Notices and on digital screens around the Confetti HQ building.

You said…Could there be a Confetti gym for students?

We did…All FE students can apply for NTU’s Sport Active membership giving you access to their gyms, court bookings and fitness classes. Their city campus is only minutes away and membership starts from just £9.99 per month.

You said…Could there be more veg and vegan options available in the Student Café?

We did…We always welcome suggestions for what you would like to see in the Student Café. We have recently updated our menus which will be displayed for the week ahead. If you have any questions regarding the dishes, please speak to a member of the team.

You said…Is there a quite space/sensory room at Confetti? And if so how do students access this?

We did…Yes there is, but in order to keep it quiet, it is only available to people with an assessed support need. Access to the room is via referral to the ALS Team.

You said…Where can we go within Confetti on our breaks?

We did…Within the main Confetti HQ building students can use the Student Café and courtyard areas (1st floor) and the student common room (ground floor). In Metronome students can use the atrium and bar area. At Space 2 the café area is available.

You said…Could the Student Café stay open for longer?

We did…The current opening times for the student café are 8am – 6pm. During this time there is a selection of hot and cold food available. There is free tea/coffee and toast before 9:30am. The main lunch is served between 11:30-2:30pm.

You said…Could more bins be available in the main Confetti HQ reception area?

We did…More bins will be put in the reception area. There will now be two recycling and two general waste bins.

You said…Could there be ‘casual’ (not competitive) gaming tournaments be organised? 

We did…There are multiple non-competitive gaming events planned for term 2 in the enrichment event schedule. If you’re keen to start your own regular event/club please email will.jennison@confetti.ac.uk for more details. We can support you with booking equipment, rooms and promotion to get you up and running.

You said…There are too many slides in the weekly ‘Student Notices’ and they are often the same slides from week to week

We did…Yes, we will limit all ‘Student Notices’ to as close to 10 slides as possible and ensure that no slide will be repeated for longer than two weeks

You said…I can’t see any gluten free options in the student café?

We did…We do have gluten free options available. Please speak to a member of the team who will be happy to help.

You said…Could students run a cake/bake sale?

We did…Yes, but allergy warnings must be provided e.g. contains nuts. Students with severe allergies are however advised to be extra cautious.