Three new members as Academic Venue Solutions continues to grow

2018 ended successfully for Academic Venue Solutions, with the confirmation of three new members to the growing consortium. Membership continues to be a focus for the team and the consortium has seen 10 new members join during 2018, taking the total membership to 48 academic venues.

Providing venues in Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham is the University of Law, offering law degrees, specialist legal training, and continuing professional development courses for British barristers and solicitors. All three campus are at the heart of their respective city centres and offer a mixed variety of rooms, and spaces. The stand out spaces at the venues include Leeds’ mock court room and rooftop terrace, Manchester’s three large and flexible lecture theatres, whilst Birmingham offer seventeen classrooms and 150 seat lecture theatre.

London’s West End provides the location for the other two new members, Goodenough College and Senate House University of London, both located at the centre of Bloomsbury.

Goodenough College facilities include reception halls, meeting rooms, courtyards, and 65 bedrooms. Their high-ceilinged spaces include the Churchill Room with antique Mouseman furniture, the William Goodenough Common Room with french doors that lead out to the Fountain Courtyard. For organisers looking for accommodation their 4-star hotel, overlooks Mecklenburgh Square Garden, with 65 en suite bedrooms across five Georgian townhouses is ideal for delegates requiring an overnight stay.

Finally, to one of the most iconic and timeless landmarks in central London, Senate House, with its Art Deco halls, modern meeting rooms and secluded gardens. Built in 1936, this imposing London landmark, can’t fail to impress, standing at 210 feet (64 m) high, and comprising 19 floors. Elegant function rooms, grand staircases and halls make this a very flexible venue, plus the opportunity to use some of the venues 2,500 bedrooms, during the summer, all within London’s zone 1. And, if the call comes in for a film location, then look no further you’ll be in good company as Senate House has been used by Black Mirror, Mr. Selfridge, IRIS and Fast and Furious. 

Natalie Williamson, General Manager at Academic Venue Solutions said: “2018 was a great year for new members joining the consortium, and we are delighted to add these three venues to our array of impressive event spaces.“

Steve Crawford, Chair of the Board of Directors commented: “Whilst we say goodbye to 2018, it looks like 2019 is going to be another successful year for Academic Venue Solutions. Membership will continue to be a focus and I’d like to take this opportunity to personally welcome the University of Law, Goodenough and Senate House to the consortium.”

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