The Digitial Kiln has received excellent feedback from both students and academics and is working as a bridge between formal and informal learning. It is supporting the Vice Chancellors’ concept of the “sticky campus”, with seamless opportunities for learning and the desire to extend learning beyond just the formal learning spaces.
The full £425K audio visual project included:
12 NEW LEARNING SPACES IN THE BEACON BUILDING
10 NEW LEARNING SPACES IN THE MELLOR BUILDING
15 ROOM UPGRADES WITHIN THE CADMAN BUILDING
1 NEW DIGITAL KILN SOCIAL LEARNING SPACE
The room types included lecture theatres, computer labs, games design rooms, a boardroom and multiple learning spaces.
This case study will look more closely at two project areas: The Digital Kiln and the new learning spaces within the new build Beacon Building.
The student experience is a really important part of a modern university’s business and to ensure that we are giving our students an exceptional one, our investment in our learning spaces is key.
It’s been a delight as we’ve walked round the building to see the students and staff starting to use the new technologies. The one thing I really like to see as I’m walking through the building is that the tutor isn’t necessarily stuck to the front of the room, they can move around the space and go and have a conversation with a student, and you quite often see them sat down with students working away. It creates a really engaging environment for the students to learn in.
Pure AV was our selected integrator for this project and we’ve worked very closely with them across the past 6/7 months to design and deliver the Beacon Building and the rest of the campus transformation.
It’s been incredibly challenging because the specification changed significantly. The team at Pure were really helpful, they were on the case straight away with us and nothing seemed to be too much of a problem. All of the demands that we have made of Pure have been met, the building opened on time and everything was working, and that in our view was quite exceptional.
SIMON BIRKETT, IT & LEARNING TECHNOLOGY MANAGER, STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY