New learning facilities for students

12 March 2012

Last week the University opened two new student spaces within the PNR and Carslaw buildings called 'learning hubs'. The spaces are designed to support group, pair and individual study and form part of the informal learning network along with the Wentworth Learning Hub, and the redeveloped Fisher Library which will be completed later this year.

The learning hubs incorporate facilities for interactive study, research and collaboration, including pods integrated with technology to help students get the most out of their learning experience. The learning hubs provide more than 200 software systems via a virtual desktop, printing services, wi-fi internet access and power points for charging phones, tablets, and laptops. There are also staff on hand to provide general IT support and help familiarise students with the new technology available.

In addition to the learning hubs a new collaborative space was opened within PNR Drawing Office 1. Designed as a formal teaching space, the room is integrated with pod technology, providing participants with collaborative tools to discover and share knowledge. As featured in the Vice Chancellor's student welcome, the room is designed to encourage small group work. Work completed in small groups can then be shared through broadcasting student and lecturer material to the rest of the class for discussion and elaboration.

For more information, including where to find the new Learning Hubs, visit the Student IT website.