Campus development lecture theatre

Our innovative Lecture Theatres are now award winning

Our three collaborative lecture theatres have recently been announced as Education Project of the Year, in the AV News Awards, which are recognised as the leading awards in the AV sector.

The £2.8m innovative transformation project was submitted into the AV News Awards by Pure AV – who were commissioned by the University to manage the installation of the new audiovisual equipment – as part of the innovative refurbishment of the lecture theatres in summer 2016.

Through working with Pure AV, the University was able to move away from traditional lecture theatre seating to a new style of collaborative booths. Each booth is embedded with digital technology to facilitate improved group working and accommodate a ‘flipped’ learning approach to large group teaching.

The £2.8m investment that was made to three lecture theatres, Dental LT, Mechanical Engineering LT B and Roger Stevens LT 8 has already been recognised as having significantly transformed teaching spaces, and in turn resulted in a significant improvement in user experience. A survey last year showed our students loved the facilities, with overwhelming user satisfaction scores above 80%!

Congratulations go out to all the teams that were involved in this innovative project, Facilities Support Services, Digital Education Service. IT Services, OD&PL amongst others.

Professor Neil Morris, Director of Digital Learning, commented: “It is fantastic to see the work of the colleagues and partners involved in creating the new collaborative lecture theatres being acknowledged through this very well-deserved award.  The rooms have been very well received by staff and students, and this is due to the hard work of the many individuals involved in bringing to life a vision for collaborative, interactive and technology-enabled education spaces that support our blended learning approach.”

Stewart Ross, Director, Commercial and Campus Support Services said: “We are delighted to receive this award – it highlights something important for us – that Leeds is successfully innovating its teaching and learning spaces so they are genuinely meeting the needs of our students and staff.  We have ambitious plans to continue this innovation and ensure our facilities are second to none.

Find out more about the lecture theatre redesign project.


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Date of disruption: from Monday 12 February 2018 for a six-week period

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Services to be interrupted: External access disruption, local digging noise and local road traffic management.

Effects of this interruption upon building occupants: Potential local digging noise, access disruption to Cavendish 9 and local road traffic management

For enquiries please contact: Simon Gough

Contact Telephone No: 0113 343 6988

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Closure of Cycle and Walking Path (Adjacent to Nexus): 12 February 2018 to September 2018

Date of disruption: from Monday 12 February 2018 to September 2018

The cycle and walking pathway which runs from Willow Terrace to Woodhouse Lane, adjacent to the Nexus construction site, will be closed from Monday 12 February until September 2018. This is to allow for landscaping work to take place around the Nexus construction site. This work will be one of the final phases of work to be completed ahead of Nexus officially opening in the Autumn.

Effects of this interruption: For staff, students and visitors this will mean there will be no access to the cycle or pedestrian pathway from Woodhouse Lane and there will be partial access to the pathway from Willow Terrace to Vernon Road.

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For enquiries please contact: Paul Cook

Contact Telephone No: 0113 343 5993

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Thank you for your cooperation and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.