Happy to Chat areas are a relatively recent phenomenon that is spreading globally. A sign on a bench, picnic table, or an indoor area indicates that those who sit there are happy to chat to those who wish to stop and talk.
During our Diamond Jubilee, we’re inviting staff and students from across our campuses – whether as individuals or groups – to adopt an item of furniture to decorate for designation as a Happy to Chat area. The spaces may be painted, decorated, or enlivened with soft furnishings. Paint and brushes can be provided, though donations of these items and other decorative materials would be welcome.
Areas and items to be decorated include:
Email email@example.com to be given access to view photographs of the furniture/areas available for decoration and for guidance on submitting a proposal for the work you would like to do.
Proposals can be submitted any time between Tuesday 1 February 2022 and Thursday 30 June.
A panel will meet at the end of each month to consider proposals received up until the end of the previous week, and they will notify you of the outcome. Panel members include: