GMP Design Associates have been working within the Student sector since its formation 21 years ago. Neil Morten GMP Design Associates founder has been working on Student Unions for the past 26 years. The market has greatly changed over the years for the student experience.
Due to the increase of social media, cultural changes and memes, student unions have more pressure to provide services that students demand.
The UPT carry out market research on site and via social media. This is to test their ideas in line with lean start up principals. Our collaborative partners also provide the UPT with international data. The date comes from countries such as China, India, Thailand, Malaysia and the African Nations.
We constantly innovate to keep our customers at the cutting edge of design. We strive to keep them content making sure that UK and International Undergraduates become fully immersed in the social side of university Life.
We have great connections with local schools and sixth form colleges. This allows us unbelievable insight into the factors that influence students at the time of choosing a university. Often we find that a student may choose a university not only for the courses available. They also strive for a great social aspect and spaces to interact with their peers.
The Undergraduates of today now pay significant fees and are far more sophisticated than ever before. They demand a higher level of service. They have changed the student social experience. Often we hear “it isn’t just about drinking beer and vodka”.
With a rise in fees and international students, there is now an increased expectancy amongst students. They desire the latest technology and service for their student union. GMP Design Associates have stayed ahead of the game. Designing sophisticated and easy-to-use spaces shared by the student population of a given university.
Recent years have seen a decrease in demand for late-night venues in student unions but an increase for sports, enterprise and student development centres. This is alongside non-alcoholic and multi-cultural areas. Click here to see a collection of these Student Spaces and check out our current projects.
Feel free to check out our collection of Student Unions we have worked on over the years.