One of the most stressful challenges for a student is selecting a college. They are not only trying to figure out what career they will choose for their future, but also where they will live for a good couple of valuable years of their lives. The time they will spend in an institute will be a vivid memory for their future with long lasting friendships.
While the cost of tuition, living expenses, academic integrity, and program reputation are unquestionably some of the most significant considerations, the vital issue of the condition of a college or university’s campus should also be taken into account. A student may benefit from a beautiful college campus for three reasons.
First, during their college years, many students develop healthy lifestyle habits both inside and outside of the classroom. This is the stage of life when some people will have to organize their study schedule, work a part-time job, and take care of their living spaces without a guiding parent around.
Secondly, while colleges unquestionably put large amount of investment into programming and staffing for scholastics, a portion of the absolute best schools and colleges the nation over likewise put resources into cutting astounding sporting offices and neat spaces in and around their grounds. The modern colleges, for instance, frequently promote students’ access to natural areas that allow for year-round activities like skiing, mountain biking, fishing, and hiking. And the colleges with a smaller budget and fewer natural and geographical resources may have a popular student recreation centre with numerous health and wellness options for students, or multiple engaging societies to give them skills and to keep them busy.
Finally, choosing such a spacious college campus at a scenic location can greatly add to the excitement of studying there. Students today have a unique sense of accomplishment and pride when they consider joining a school that has been providing a high-quality education to previous generations. I have seen Aitchisonians and Ravians talking endlessly about the grandeur of the institution they attended. While some stay quiet, despite their good degree, they might not mention their institute if its infrastructure was meagre. So, it is the need of times to have campus beautifully built to satisfy students’ aesthetics.
Everyone can appreciate well-designed buildings, thoughtfully placed library furniture and art, or the surprise of a beautiful scenery out of the windows. However, these characteristics of a college campus’s learning environments really can help students do better in studies. Better learning will be facilitated by a well-designed educational space.
Consider the difference for a moment for an English major who arrives an hour before class begins; the student is forced to do her last-minute preparation for a literature test while sitting on the floor due to the lack of windows, the hallway’s lack of seating, and the dim lighting. Now think about how good this student’s study time will be if she has access to a large table and chairs in a hallway with floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the campus green space with a small lake and aspen trees. Such intricacies become more essential if the campus provides residential accommodations to the students.
Every year, colleges and universities across the country compete fiercely for student enrollment. When advertising to potential students, schools frequently rely on the success of their sports programs, academic rankings, or research qualifications. These are just three of the many reasons why students should consider the campus’s aesthetics and functionality when considering enrollment. Schools should also invest in campus beautification as education should not be a punishing experience for the students. When it comes to addressing the physical and emotional well-being of its students, key aspects of any building include its design, evolution, furnishings, and up keep. This principle applies to all aspects of life: where we plan to live and will spend quality time of our best years of life.
Universities and other types of educational establishments should change their approach to architecture and design in order to place a greater emphasis on wellness of its inhabitants as the pandemic lockdown of 2020 has left quite frightening long lasting effects on our young generation. Instead of having close infrastructures full of air conditions in the noisy mainstream cities, we should have open structures full of lawns and playing grounds in the scenic regions with the hostel facilities. As history has taught us, the grandeur of institutions leaves a lasting impact on the students’ minds.