The University of Newcastle, Australia

Retail changes happening at Ourimbah

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Some changes to the delivery of retail services and the operation of student associations across the University are coming to fruition.

Campus retail

Last week the voting members of the organisation trading as Yourimbah passed a resolution ‘in principle’ to deregister and wind up by 30 June 2020. From 1 July 2020, a new student representative organisation called University of Newcastle Students’ Association (UNSA) will oversee much of the great services and activities previously provided by Yourimbah.

Also from this date the delivery of retail services, food and beverages at our Ourimbah campus will be overseen by the University of Newcastle. Students won’t notice many changes initially but as the academic year progresses and more people come back to campus, we expect some enhancements to the student experience to be delivered.

The Blue Gum café will still be open daily to provide all your favourites and some new items to try. The space occupied by the Co-op Bookshop will be transformed into a pop-up services hub providing a collection point for items ordered online through The School Locker and Kent Rowe Print Centre. This pop up will also provide university merchandise and a small range of stationery and convenience items.

Additionally, there will be minor refurbishment works taking place at the Millery cafeteria area as well as a refreshed student survival station. Once complete, these spaces will be ready with a fresh and vibrant look to welcome our students back to campus at the start of Semester 2.

While there may not be a lot of people on campus just now, we are working hard to deliver a vibrant experience for our students, staff, partners and visitors to our Ourimbah campus.


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