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    Latest project update - April 2017

    Dr Anne Gwinnett, Project Sponsor for Festival of Learning:


    "Members of the Steering Group were involved in the Festival and Community of Learning ‘Virtually Here’ workshop which took place in the Union Hall and Gallery on 8 March, in which students worked in small groups to create virtual reality sculptures. Following the success of this workshop, a drop-in virtual reality event took place in Union Square on 30 March, and a further ‘Virtually Here’ workshop will be taking place in Union Square on 27 April.”


    Project update - March 2017

    Dr Anne Gwinnett, Project Sponsor for Festival of Learning:

    “The filmed virtual reality ‘space', in which future Festival and Community of Learning events will take place, had its first showing in February. It was used at the Festival and Community of Learning ‘Virtually Here’ workshop, which took place in early March,where students worked in small groups to create 3D sculptures on a virtual JHBB Terrace.”


    Project update - February 2017

    Dr Anne Gwinnett, Project Sponsor for Festival of Learning:

    "Members of the Steering group and students have been involved in finalising the filmed virtual reality 'space' in which future Community events will take place. This will have its first showing in February." 


    Project update - November 2016

    Dr Anne Gwinnett, Project Sponsor for Festival of Learning:

    “Members of the steering group have been involved in various meetings and preparations for the first Community of Learning student workshop, led by Tiffany Black, which is taking place in the space opposite the Glass Tank in the Abercrombie Building on Monday 28 November.

    “The workshop will involve students from Architecture, Fine Art, Creative Writing and Digital Media. The aim of the workshop is to devise the of ‘space’ in which future Community of Learning events will take place.

    “This will involve producing an identifiable digital and/or material structure/image which defines a location for the Community of Learning activities, and will involve both digital and material approaches, including 3D virtual painting.”

    Project overview:

    “As sponsor for the PESE2 Festival of Learning project, I am delighted to be working closely with academic colleagues on something which links really well with our 150th anniversary celebrations whilst also securing a long term legacy for our learning communities, both within and external to Oxford Brookes.

    “The project embraces the concepts of students and staff being both producers and users of each other’s expertise, and of making learning open to the wider local community.

    “Initial conversations with the Associate Deans for Student Experience and the Project Manager Marc Howe have led to some exciting ideas and, amongst other things, I am looking forward to this being a key feature of the planned ‘Live Friday on campus’ event. Watch this space!”