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Facilities in the new home of Engineering and Materials

Whether you're scheduled to teach in the new home of Engineering and Materials for the first time or just want a refresher of any new AV found in our new faciltities, we've prepared resources to help colleagues familiarise themselves with our range of new teaching spaces.

Lecture theatres

Engineering Building A is home to two large tiered lecture theatres - Lecture Theatre A (553 capacity) and Lecture Theatre B (450 capacity).

Both theatres are equipped with the same AV specification, offering a control touch panel, HDMI and Solstice screen cast functionality, projector screens and hand and lapel microphones to help you get the most out of delivering your lectures.

Meet and teach spaces

Ranging from 10-80 person capacity spaces, Meet and Teach rooms can be found on the Ground, First, Second and Third floor of Engineering Building A. Outside of timetabled teaching, these spaces are bookable through Resource Booker for a range of meeting types with students.

Each Meet and Teach space comes equipped with at least two wall-mounted display screens, for Solstice / HDMI screen casting.

Dry Lab / Blended Lecture Theatre

The Dry Lab / Blended Lecture Theatre is a unique space, placing our University at the forefront of Higher Education delivery. The space incorporates a traditional lecture theatre set-up with an interconnected dry laboratory that allows sessions to combine taught study with practical application.

As well as hand and lapel microphones and the control touch panel, the Dry Lab Lecture Theatre is equipped with seven student group screens across the walls of the theatre to facilitate group work and more dynamic lecture delivery.

Interconnected teaching rooms

The interconnected rooms, on the Second Floor of Engineering Building A, form a horseshoe and consist of four rooms which can either be used as smaller standalone meet and teach rooms or opened up to create one dynamic didactic approach.  All four spaces, when connected, offer a capacity of 354 students.

Each room comes equipped with a control camera for capturing teaching sessions, a central projector screen and additional wall mounted display screens throughout the space.

Blended Lecture Theatre

This unique space, located next to Cafe Collaborate on the Ground Floor of Engineering Building A, supports a range of pedagogical approaches and learning styles, with a layout and AV support which is perfect for group work and delivery of more interactive sessions.  This is one of a small number of teaching spaces which accommodate catering.

MEng student project spaces

The project spaces in Engineering Building B are bookable for individual project groups within the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering only. Each space is equipped with an interactive whiteboard and a presentation screen, with racking for equipment / project storage.

Risk assessment for the Project space can be found here.

Teaching clusters

There are five computer clusters found across the First and Second floors of Engineering Building A, ranging from 68 - 184 capacity.

You will notice that there are no projectors within our computer clusters. In order to demonstrate in these spaces we anticipate that staff will use screen sharing functionality, either through Solstice or a HDMI cable. To do this, you will need to set up and circulate a Zoom or a Teams link in advance of your sessions. 

Dual delivery functionality therefore allows students to have the lecturer / demonstrator on screen (presenting, sharing resources or tasks), whilst the student is logged into an application on their second screen.