UNE students left out in Grafton library

UNIVERSITY of New England students are wondering why they are being left out in the cold over access to study space at the new Grafton Library.

One of the services promoted with the Sir Earle Page Library and Learning Centre was study space for university students undertaking remote studies.

Southern Cross University students have been provided access to a room that comes complete with computers, chairs, lounges and other study aids.

The room is open between 7am and 11pm daily and students need just their 2015 swipe card to gain access.

UNE students, however, have no such access although a university spokesperson said vice chancellor Professor Annabelle Duncan will investigate the matter.

The professor was confirmed as the vice chancellor in August last year.

She had been acting vice chancellor for the previous five months after the shock resignation of Jim Barber from the chair in January 2014.

SCU has issued a statement to clear up confusion about the potential for students from other universities to use its facilities at the library.

"The SCU Study Centre at the Sir Earle Page Library is now open for use by SCU students," the statement said. "The study centre is operated by Southern Cross University to assist SCU distance education students. If a student from another institution wishes to use it, they can approach the university."



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