Answered By: Sharon Nangle Last Updated: Sep 30, 2016 Views: 64
Thank you for completing a "You said, We did" comment card. We get quite a few questions about the SafePod, so if you're looking for more information about what it is, you'll find more information below:
The SafePod is currently located within the Library because we have longer opening hours than most buildings in the University, but isn't a space which we manage. Only researchers approved by ADRC can use the Safepod.
Your idea that we use it as a safe space for students during times of high anxiety is very interesting. There are various spaces within the University (and beyond) which may serve this purpose, and should anyone feel that their anxiety levels have reached a point they're concerned about the ASC or Student Services are both good places to go for help. In addition the University now has a Wellbeing map highlighting spaces and services when you need a break.
Thanks again for sharing your idea with us, it's something we can consider when we next look to develop Library spaces.
Academic Liaison Librarian