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From the moment I came to Wolves for an interview to now in my 3rd year, the abbreviated names for the buildings have confused me.

MB = Rosalind Franklin Building
MI = Alan Turing Building

Could the University/SU please consider changing the abbreviated names to ones which make logical sense, please.

CRF = City Rosalind Franklin
CAT = City Alan Turing
WPH = Walsall Performance Hub

Obviously the change should be done gradually at the start of the academic year to prevent further confusion in the short-term.


Change the abbreviated University building names to make logical sense!

This Idea for Change opened on 30 Jan 2019 and closed on 13 Feb 2019.

34 students voted on this Idea, giving a score of +44.

This Idea for Change was passed to the Student Change team for action:

  • 25 Feb 2019: The University has contacted the Create Change team to explain they have recognised the confusion that can be caused around this matter. As such, they are planning a number of things: 
    • Totems on campuses are being refreshed to include the old two-letter abbreviations alongside the building name
    • Online maps will carry both the old abbreviations and the building name
    • Gradually replacing the room signs around buildings 
    • The new timetabling project will embed new abbreviations for the buildings which correlate with the building name i.e. Alan Turing building abbreviation will be "AT" rather than "MI".

This Idea is a win and is therefore complete.



Marie Dodd
3:22pm on 25 Feb 19 This Idea for Change is marked as a win, and comments have now closed.
Marie Dodd
3:25pm on 14 Feb 19 This Idea has passed and the comments will remain open for discussion while the Create Change team action the Idea.
Benjamin Rose
5:46pm on 8 Feb 19 Yes, I agree this would be worth defienlty looking into, this can be a challenge for new students trying to get to know there way around the place. I have noticed on some of the pocket maps year that some blocks are entierly missed or completey named wrongly. There are apparently three MU's, whilst the end of North Road Student Halls is not even shown. Whilst some buildings are listed on the map key but not listed on the map its self!
Lauren Cox
8:08pm on 2 Feb 19 They are meant to be referred to by there name not the abbreviation. No one has properly enforced this causing massive confusion! Named building are better!
Iman Hussain
Connor Levers
1:34pm on 31 Jan 19 It's definitely something which should be looked into!
Edward Young
9:45pm on 30 Jan 19 The used to make sense, Before they changed the names. However since the names have changed, they are only ever referred to as their names, yet the rooms still are called 'MC...' for the MC building, which is now I think the Ambika Paul building? I don't remember. It is difficult and frustrating.