Designed to inspire: new teaching spaces open
An innovative new lecture theatre designed to inspire and encourage collaborative learning has opened for teaching.
The exciting new space, one of three now open at the iconic Roger Stevens Building, is equipped to make best practice use of digital technology – enriching the learning environment and enabling group activities and hybrid learning.
This is a key factor in both the University’s determination to build a fairer future for all and to redefine the curriculum.
We listened to feedback from students about recently updated teaching spaces elsewhere in Roger Stevens and in Mechanical Engineering.
Steve Gilley, Director of Estate & Facilities, University of Leeds said:
“We listened to feedback from students about recently updated teaching spaces elsewhere in Roger Stevens and in Mechanical Engineering.
“The new lecture theatres reflect what they have told us they need, from simple additions like coat hooks and more space for bags to the exciting technology that encourages collaborative learning.
“We look forward to hearing what academic colleagues and students think of these new areas.”
A closer connection to nature
Like other spaces around the University, a green wall has been incorporated as a key part of the interior.
Research has found that biophillic design – the practice of creating a closer connection to nature through the ways building and landscapes are created and built – has a positive effect on wellbeing.
Flexible seating encourages collaboration between students with ‘review space’ so that teaching staff can move around easily, and each student desk has its own lighting, USB port, and laptop available.
Find out more about the University’s determination to build a fairer future for all.