As of 16 March, The Spot will be staying open longer. Orion’s cafe
will be closing at ten p.m. instead of eight p.m.
Lots of activities are planned for the first week of longer opening hours. It was the university that decided on this change. Annemarie de Vries, Orion’s location manager, says The Spot’s main function is to serve as a ‘living room’ where students can chill out. She noticed there was a need, especially among international students, for somewhere at the university to go to in the evening after lectures. Xboxes, table-tennis tables and board games have been put in The Spot to create a living room feel. The student committee is now looking at further possible changes that could give the place even more of a homely, welcoming atmosphere.