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We’re Still a Community (even when we’re not in the office)

last modified Mar 31, 2020 03:45 PM
As part of the university’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic we made the decision last week to close the ideaSpace offices for all activity, with the exception of essential and emergency access by our members. From the beginning we’ve said that the space element of ideaSpace was only one of the mechanisms in which we support our members and bring our community together. With recent developments this narrative has been put to the test.

We’ve been humbled and really encouraged by the way our members have responded to both the pandemic and the resulting office closures. Some members have pivoted their business and service models to do what they can to fight the impact of the virus. We’ve seen great levels of support and co-operation between members and we’ve been really enjoying our virtual mix and mingles and seeing what is possible with Zoom.

We’re taking this opportunity to enhance the virtual elements of ideaSpace membership, including virtual breakfasts (which will be interesting to work through!). While we are focused on providing the best experience to our existing members it doesn’t mean that we are closed to new members.

We are still open to meet potential members and to find a way of welcoming them to our community as we all work together in this strange (and temporary) daily reality we now find ourselves in.

Reach out to our membership manager if you would like to know more - call Kirsten on 07711500596 or email .

A reminder to current members that the ideaSpace team is still here, just working from home. Hope to see you in the Spacers! Slack and if you have a question don’t hesitate to reach out to any of us by email.

Alex, Kirsten, Maria, Stewart and Terri

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