Honorary graduate and alumnus, Dr Paul Roy officially opened the University of Liverpool’s £12m Management School extension.
University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Janet Beer and Management School Director, Professor Julia Balogun, both attended the special event, where they were joined by current staff, students and stakeholders.
The extension features newly fitted teaching spaces, including two large lecture theatres, as well as flexible teaching rooms and computer suites. The largest lecture theatre seats 166 and is fully equipped with AV systems and lecture capture facilities.
In addition to traditional teaching space, the School has invested in a state of the art Bloomberg Suite, resembling a professional trading floor. The 40 Bloomberg PC terminals provide students with valuable access to financial data along with economic and business news.
To further enhance the learning experience, a marketing suite comprising a conference room along with an observation suite and review room, functions as a professional boardroom.
Flexible teaching space is present throughout the building, with 3 rooms including a larger space with a breakout area for group work and discussion. In addition to the University libraries, the Management School now also hosts an exclusive SAP suite with computer access during university hours.
Every floor incorporates informal break out spaces, ideal for independent or group study outside of teaching hours. A café on the ground floor is also available for students to use during term time.
The Management School is a central hub for students to attend one to one appointments with academics or our student support team. Academic enquiries can be taken at the student services desk close to the main entrance of the building.
Dr Paul Roy graduated from the University with a BA in Economics in 1968. He is a former Co-President of Merrill Lynch Global Markets and Investment Banking Division, and Chairman of Sky Bet. He is also a member of the Horseracing Betting Levy Board and was Chair of the British Horseracing Authority from 2007 – 2013.
A significant donation in 2003 helped establish the Management School, and he was given an Honorary Doctorate by the University in 2009.
The build was carried out by the University of Liverpool’s Construction Company.