New lab spaces begin to wow students

Friday, 17 March 2017

Large teaching lab on Sinclair level two

This week has seen teaching commence on the newly refurbished second floor of the Sinclair building, part of a wider £22 million investment in health and life science spaces.

Completely remodelled, the floor has a brand new, 100-seat teaching lab, alongside academic offices and further teaching and research areas, replacing current spaces in Sinclair.

The new large lab will allow several teaching sessions to take place simultaneously, providing opportunities for cross-discipline working.

The first thing I noticed was the all the open space. This will make student collaboration easier and more interactive than ever before.

Connor Wood, student and department rep

Speaking of the new spaces, Connor Wood, Student Rep for Biomedical Sciences, said: “The first thing I noticed was the all the open space. This will make student collaboration easier and more interactive than ever before.

“Students will be further inspired by the brand new equipment that the University has invested in, such as virtual reality (VR) headsets to help simulate more complex experiments.”

The next phase of the Sinclair improvement project will see the remaining floors of the building refurbished, with the first floor development starting this month.

A new outer skin of the building is almost complete, which not only improves its appearance, but also makes it more efficient to run.

You can find out more about the works in Sinclair and across our campuses on the Space to Think webpages and by following @space_to_think on Twitter. Information about related courses can be found on the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences webpages.