Life at GI

Chill out in the Refectory! Whether you want a quick snack, a healthy lunch or just to catch up with friends.  Breakfast is served every weekday from 8.30am until 11am, after this a huge choice of foods are available, including sandwiches, pizzas, salads, paninis, jacket potatoes, our new range of street eats and our fab meal deals. The Coffee Lounge on the Nuns Corner Campus is a great place to catch up with friends and grab a drink at Costa Coffee and even enjoy the occasional live performance from our performing arts students.

The Campus Shop offers a wide selection of magazines and newspapers, a text book ordering service, a range of snacks and drinks and all your essentials like stationery and study materials.

The learner common room on the Nuns Corner campus is situated just round the corner from the Refectory and the Coffee Lounge. Here you can relax with friends, play a game of pool or table tennis and our team of Learner Mentors are always on hand to help or provide information.

Get Online
Gain access to the latest in learning technology in one of our fantastic computer suites. When you join the Institute we will issue you with a Moodle account which is our web based, virtual learning environment. You can access study materials, interact with your tutors and keep up-to-date with everything that is happening on campus. Free WiFi is available across campus, once you have enrolled you can access GIFHEzone from your wireless device.

Get Active
Get fit, stay active or train for fun in our ultra-modern sport, dance and fitness centre. The facility boasts an impressive six court sports hall, indoor and outdoor showers, changing and WC facilities, fitness studio, dance studio, physiotherapy room and classrooms.

Learning Hub and Library
The HIVE Learning Hub and Library provides a comprehensive range of reference books, journals, ebooks and information and lending services. We have over 50 PCs and 16 laptops with internet access for use within the library. Our GIFHEzone WiFi system is provided so you can work from your own laptops to research online and study too. A quiet study room is also available, as well as a bookable group study room where you can work on projects, research and presentations.