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Adam Smith, Now More Confusing

Adam Smith, Now More ConfusingMany consider the Adam Smith Building to be one of the more confusing buildings on at the University of Glasgow. For the 2010/2011 academic year, someone decided to make it even more confusing. The old system of lettering and numbering the floors and the rooms had some sense to it. Teaching floors had the letter ‘T’ before the room and floor number, and Staff floors had the letter ‘S’ before the room and floor number. Kinda made sense, right?

Now, the Adam Smith Building, not the tallest of buildings on campus, has 12 floors. Yes, 12. Doesn’t look like it could hold 12 floors, does it?

Anyhow, the ground floor is now Level 2, the Adam Smith Library is on Level 4, most of the class rooms and lecture theatres are on Levels 7, 9 and 11. Economics is now on Level 5, Sociology is on Level 10, and Politics is on Level 12. The renumbering and division of levels can be explained by the two sides of building being on slightly different elevations. Why they changed from the relatively understandable system of Teaching levels and Staff levels, I don’t know. (Or is it just me that finds this new system confusing?)

The Adam Smith Building might not be the most confusing building on campus. What, in your opinion, is the most confusing building at Glasgow University?

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One response

  1. KK

    Adam Smith Building definitely wins the poll for being the most confusing building on campus. At least for me. I started my studies at the uni in September, and yesterday, I went to Adam Smith to hand my politics essay to the level 1 office. Running up and down, I spent about twenty minutes till I found that place.

    November 11, 2010 at 6:52 pm

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