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Bulletin - 4 May 2007

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Student makes site visit to future home

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Photo of Aidan De Gruchy

Home for the future: Aidan De Gruchy checks out the new student residence being constructed opposite Bramber House.

Aidan De Gruchy seems to like living on campus. In his first year he lived in Lewes Court. At the moment he's a Residential Advisor in East Slope, with the job of providing information to the new students and acting as a port of call for any who experience problems in their accommodation.

And from October, Aidan will be a Senior Residential Advisor in one of the three new blocks currently being constructed opposite Bramber House. As well as studying for his finals in English Language and Literature, Aidan will co-ordinate the responsibilities of the Residential Advisors in the new housing and will assist the Building Manager in communicating with the other residents.

So last week Aidan donned the obligatory hard hat and luminous safety jacket for a visit to his future home - currently very much a building site, but set for completion by the start of the new academic year in October.

Aidan will be living in the new residence - as yet unnamed - with 250 other students. Each single room has en-suite bathroom facilities and is part of a 5-, 6- or 7-bed flat with a shared kitchen and social space.

The structure for each of the three blocks is now complete, with the brickwork cladding being added and the windows being installed. The internal fitting of each building is also well under way.

So by the time Aidan moves in, he won't need a hard hat - just the tact and diplomacy to help his fellow residents live together in perfect harmony.

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